IT professionals in demand as vacancies grow in Q2


IT recruitment remains buoyant with an increase of 24% in the number of job vacancies advertised, according to research from our Asia Jobs Index Q2 2015.

“IT professionals remained highly sought-after as companies expanded their IT centres to enhance product and service offerings, leading to a 24% annual growth in job advertisements," commented Arthur Wang, Managing Director - China, Robert Walters.


Growth in the Asian regions

Hong Kong: Diversified economy supports steady growth, with active hiring seen in the accounting and finance, sales and IT sectors.

Japan: Improved business confidence adds jobs and companies face increasing challenge in finding talent.

Malaysia: Talent attraction remains key priority, with a majority of hires coming from replacement roles and expansion within existing companies.

Singapore: Positive recruitment atmosphere in marketing and IT due to the surge in e-commerce and mobile applications.

South Korea: Newly signed free trade agreements encourage more foreign companies to enter the market which in turn increase job openings.

Click to read the full Asia Job Index Q2 2015 Report.

About The Asia Job Index

The Robert Walters Asia Job Index tracks the number of job advertisements on a daily basis across the executive appointments sections of key newspapers and leading online job boards in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Korea.

Released on a quarterly basis, the report provides an indicative summary of recruitment activity being experienced across major regional markets as well as key industry comparisons.


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