IT jobs market sees 20% growth in Q2


Figures from our Asia Jobs Index Q2 2015 report reveals that demand for IT professionals has risen 20%, as compared to the same time last year.

“Developments in big data and social media created a strong demand for IT professionals, with job advertising volumes up 20% year-on-year. IT security specialists, developers and programmers were highly sought-after due to the continued growth in cloud, mobile and application technologies," commented Matthew Bennett, Managing Director - Greater China, Robert Walters.

Growth in the Asian regions

China: Active hiring in digital technology industry driven by the government’s ‘Internet Plus’ strategy.

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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