IT recruitment remains buoyant with an increase of 53% in the number of job vacancies advertised, according to research from the Robert Walters Asia Jobs Index Q1 2015.
“Job advertising for IT professionals grew a significant 53% year-on-year, as companies sought to increase their product and service offerings online. Internet finance was another key growth area as e-commerce firms expanded their services into the financial services sector, spurring the demand for strong IT talent,” commented Arthur Wang, Managing Director - China, Robert Walters.
Growth in the Asian regions
Hong Kong: Cautious market sentiment led to modest growth due to the transition of the Chinese economy and uncertainties in the European markets
Japan: Business confidence remained strong as a result of the Japanese government’s economic policies
Malaysia: Raised profile as a regional hub which in turn created job opportunities for accountancy, finance and IT professionals
Singapore: Domestic talent acquisition a key priority and the market remains candidate-short
South Korea: Increase in foreign investment boosted the demand for bilingual specialists, with finance and office managers being in particularly high demand
About 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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