Latest! The hottest talent Singapore’s after in 2017!

Interested in finding out the most sought-after jobs next year in Singapore? Which job sector the Lion City desperately needs? Nope, not the usual doctors, architects and lawyers. Commerce Technology Talent is actually the way to go. Read on…


  1. DevOps

Skills needed:  Knowledge of application deployment and system administration

Main job scope: required to bridge the communication, collaboration and integration activities between software developers and IT operators. Help in producing software and IT services.

Salary range: S$84,000 to $144,000 per annum, excluding bonuses

  1. Application developers

Skills needed:  JAVA, Scala, C++, C#, Python and Net. SDLC, Scrum. And the basic of all, HTML, CSS and Javascript

Main job scope: Deliver solutions into the front, middle and back office. You know how to use smartphone right? That shouldn’t be a problem too!

Salary range: S$84,000 to $144,000 per annum, excluding bonuses

  1. Mobile developers

Skills needed:  Strong knowledge of Xcode, Objective-C, Android SDK and Java

Main job scope: Catering to the needs of various organisations that do business on our handheld devices.

Salary range: S$75,000 to S$108,000 per annum, excluding bonuses

  1. Data scientists and analysts

Skills needed:  Solid knowledge of R, MATLAB, Python/Perl scripting

Main job scope: We now live in the technology era. Everything is…go digital! If you have the passion for data and numbers, and can apply these skills to help your company, you’re basically set up for life.

Salary range: S$84,000 to S$180,000 per annum, excluding bonuses

Here’s more in-demand contracting technology talent needed for 2017.


  1. Systems engineering

Skills needed:  VMware, Windows, Cloud

Salary range: S$6,000 to S$9,000 per month

  1. Network engineering

Skills needed:  Network security, Network (WAN/LAN), Vulnerability assessment, .CCNP, CCIE-certified

Salary range: S$7,000 to S$10,000 per month

  1. Desktop and helpdesk support

Skills needed:  Basic desktop skills. Nowadays, IT solutions, small, medium or big… are outsourced.

Salary range: S$3,000 to S$4,000 per month

  1. Data centre

Skills needed:  CDCP Certification, UNIX scripting, MCSE. This is another data-related career. An iron rice bowl, confirm!

Salary range: S$4,000 to S$6,000 per month

  1. Project management

Skills needed:  PMP, Prince 2 certification, Agile experience. Quite a lot of IT companies will outsource to those with these skills. The project management department will be needed to negotiate between these two parties.

Salary range: S$7,000 to S$14,000 per month

So then, found a suitable job in this industry? Good luck in your job search, and may you find a good paying job in 2017!

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