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JobTech(TM) Records 27% Increase in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Sector Singapore Online Job Postings in 1Q 2017

2017-05-15 13:00
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- In addition, JobTechTM provides analysis of the top skills sought by Singapore's ICT sector.

SINGAPORE, May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- JobTechTM's (www.jobtech.sg) job monitoring technology recorded an increase of more than 700 unique[1] online job postings in the Singapore ICT sector in 1Q 2017; over the 2,600 unique online ICT sector jobs captured in 4Q 2016. This represents a more than 27% increase[2] in online job postings when 1Q 2017 is compared with 4Q 2016.

Looking at the average number of unique online job postings per month, 1Q 2017 recorded slightly over 1,100 online job postings per month while 4Q 2016 recorded slightly over 850 online job postings per month, on average. While there is a possible seasonal effect due to hiring patterns in the beginning of the calendar year over the end of the calendar year; generally a positive uplift is observed in the number of online job postings from January to March 2017 for the ICT sector, with March recording the highest number of online job postings in the first quarter of 2017.

In addition, JobTechTM has identified the most sought-after skills by employers in the ICT sector in Singapore. Refer to Annex I for details of skill mentions in the job descriptions.

TOP SKILLS SOUGHT BY ALL[3] ONLINE JOB POSTINGS IN THE SINGAPORE ICT SECTOR IN 1Q 2017

Rank

Technical skills


Rank

Soft Skills / Traits


Rank

Domain Knowledge[4]

1

Computer Skills


1

Communication


1

IT and Business

2

Sales


2

Responsible


2

Science and Technology

3

Microsoft Office


3

Team Player


3

Software

4

Technical Design


4

Interpersonal


4

Engineering

5

Liaison


5

Independent


5

Protocols


In general, across the entire ICT sector, we see at least 30% of the online job postings seeking candidates with skills in: General Computer Skills, Communication skills, understanding of IT and Business, Science and Technology, and Software products.

In addition, JobTechTM also noted the emergence of 19 additional domain knowledge areas and 25 additional technical skills that showed up in the 1Q 2017 listing. Some of the emerging domain knowledge areas sought-after by employers included: Mechanical Engineering, Regulatory Compliance, ESB (Enterprise Service Bus Architecture), Mitigation Plan, and RFIC (Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit).

For technology & engineering jobs in the ICT sector, emerging technical skills included: GULP, Unity 3D, Citrix XENAPP, and Apache Struts. Refer to Annex II for the top skills sought by technology & engineering jobs in the ICT sector.

JobTechTM will continue to provide flash reports covering different sectors in Singapore, with a focus on highly sought after skills and labor market trends. In this regard, JobTechTM is using its Big Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence capabilities to provide visibility and analysis of the online jobs market in Singapore to support companies and decision makers there.

For more information on the full version of JobTechTM Analytics Reports (Quarterly Sector Reports), please visit http://analytics.jobtech.sg/ .

For further information, please contact:
Ms. Charlotte Lim
JobTechTM Co-founder
Tel: +65-6908-7642
Email: charlotte@jobtech.sg

About JobTechTM         
JobTechTM, a 9-person start-up, is Singapore's leading Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics technology company that provides real-time labour market intelligence and efficient job matching. Our core technology took 10 years to build by the Business Analytics Group within the Agency for Science, Technology and Research's (A*STAR) Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R).

We apply the technology platform to provide complete and accurate visibility of online jobs market around the world. In Singapore, our technology tracks and analyses more than 90% of online job advertisements. Our customers include the Singapore government, career coaches and HR consultancy firms.

Our strong technology foundation allows us to be obsessed with powering the jobs economy. This means building products and solutions that reduce frictions in the job market and drive human resource productivity.

ANNEX I

TOP SKILLS SOUGHT BY ALL ONLINE JOB POSTINGS IN THE SINGAPORE ICT SECTOR IN 1Q 2017

Rank

Technical skills


Rank

Soft Skills / Traits


Rank

Domain Knowledge

1

Computer Skills


1

Communication


1

IT and Business

2

Sales


2

Responsible


2

Science and Technology

3

Microsoft Office


3

Team Player


3

Software

4

Technical Design


4

Interpersonal


4

Engineering

5

Liaison


5

Independent


5

Protocols

Examples of skill mentions in job descriptions:

Skills

Job Title

Job Description

Computer Skills

Finance Officer

…Good computer skills, in particular with Microsoft Office…

Sales

Chief Marketing Officer

…Having sales background and the ability to oversee sales strategy and deliverables is an added advantage…

Technical Design

Systems Architect

…Collaborate and provide leadership for Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) cluster design including backup/restore, disaster recovery, data governance and security. Design and install HDP clusters including Security per requirement…

Liaison

Account Manager

…Assist with project management, site meetings, and client liaison whenever necessary…

Communication

Account Manager

…Excellent communication, presentation and negotiation skills…

Responsible

Project Manager

…Must be responsible to meet time, cost and quality KPI targets as defined…

Team Player

Customer Service Officer

…A team player who thrives in a fast paced…

Interpersonal

Global Procurement Officer

…Strong interpersonal skills with ability to influence strategic direction…

Independent

Presales Consultant

…Excellent communication and presentation skills. Innovative and independent

IT and Business

Account Manager

…Strong professional relationships with key IT and business executives…

Science and Technology

IT Specialist

…Passionate for Information Technology and have the drive to work…

Software

Senior IT Professional

…Preferably Senior Executive specialized in IT/Computer - Software or equivalent…

Engineering

QA Officer

…Telecommunication Engineering, Electrical / Electronic Engineering or equivalent…

Protocols

Corporate Solution Operations Manager

…Good knowledge of DNS troubleshooting and Internet email protocols (MTA, POP, IMAP, SMTP), web services including Apache, Tomcat and Secure remote access protocol

ANNEX II

The top 5 most sought-after technical skills, soft skills / traits and domain knowledge in the ICT sector were identified and ranked based on the number of unique online job postings that required them during the period from 1st January 2017 - 31st March 2017, 1Q 2017.

With the increasing role and application of technology in the workplace, JobTechTM offers deep analysis of skill requirements for technology & engineering jobs in the Singapore ICT sector.

TOP SKILLS SOUGHT BY TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING JOBS IN THE SINGAPORE ICT SECTOR IN 1Q 2017

Rank

Technical skills

Change in Demand[5] (% of All Unique Online Job Postings In ICT)

1

Computer Skills

-2.59%

2

Technical Design

1.04%

3

Troubleshooting

-0.60%

4

Maintenance Management

-1.14%

5

Programming

0.64%

 

Rank

Soft Skills / Traits

Change in Demand (% of All Unique Online Job Postings In ICT)

1

Communication

0.57%

2

Responsible

-0.79%

3

Team Player

-0.29%

4

Meticulous

1.29%

5

Independent

-0.75%

 

Rank

Domain Knowledge

Change in Demand (% of All Unique Online Job Postings In ICT)

1

Software

-0.72%

2

Science and Technology

-0.68%

3

IT and Business

-0.54%

4

Engineering

-1.90%

5

Network

-2.44%

The decrease in the percentage of online job postings seeking the top 5 domain knowledge areas and the top 5 technical skills can be accounted for by the emergence of 19 additional domain knowledge areas and 25 additional technical skills that showed up in the 1Q 2017 listing.

Some of the emerging domain knowledge areas sought-after by employers included knowledge in: Mechanical Engineering, Regulatory Compliance, ESB (Enterprise Service Bus Architecture), Mitigation Plan, RFIC (Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit) and more. For the emerging technical skills sought by technology & engineering jobs in the ICT sector, the list included: GULP, Unity 3D, Citrix XENAPP, Apache Struts and more.

For more information on the full version of JobTechTM Analytics Reports (Quarterly Sector Reports), please visit http://analytics.jobtech.sg .

[1] Duplicate online job postings are detected and sifted out by JobTechTM's proprietary natural language and text analytics technology which analyses the text in online job postings across multiple portals with over 95% accuracy.

[2] The percentage reported here has not been adjusted for seasonality, the computation here is done based on consecutive quarterly data (4Q 2016 versus 1Q 2017).

[3] This refers to online job postings in JobTechTM's database for the ICT sector.

[4] Domain Knowledge refers to knowledge of a certain subject/specialized field that allows an individual to be proficient at applying their understanding to accomplish work-related tasks.

[5] Change in demand reported here reflects quarter-on-quarter change in the number of online job postings that demand for a particular skill which fall within the top 5 lists of each skill category (technical skills, soft skills / traits, domain knowledge).

JobTechTM is incubated by Economic Development Innovations Singapore (EDIS) Pte Ltd.

Source: Economic Development Innovations Singapore Pte Ltd

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