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Salaries 2022/2023 and top 10 in-demand skills in all roles in Singapore

As unemployment rates decline and job vacancies begin to increase, Singapore is experiencing strong and growing demand for STEM professionals in IT and engineering fields.

A recent Singapore Salary report 2022/2023 by GRIT revealed statistics on the year’s recruitment trends, market outlook and a comprehensive breakdown of the types and skills required for relevant digital and tech jobs.

Highlighting current and future trends to consider, companies in Singapore are considering expanding “remote work” as an option, among other things.

At the same time, they are increasingly keen to hire international talent, with a 227% increase in the employment of remote employees and contractors in Asia Pacific.

Reference of the Ministry of Manpower First Quarter 2022 Labor Market Report, the GRIT report acknowledged the improvement recorded on all fronts in the first quarter of 2022 – “signs of a tight labor market as Singapore recovers from the pandemic”. In particular, the unemployment rate for the entire working population continues to follow a downward trend to reach pre-pandemic levels, where it fell from 3.6% to 2.2%.

According to the report, given the downward trend in the unemployment rate and the increase in the number of vacancies, employers and employees should remain competitive.

In addition, the report explains how Singapore particularly sees tech and digital jobs in high demand across a myriad of sectors – the nation is “rapidly gaining a reputation in Southeast Asia as a regional tech hub”, with tech jobs and in high demand across a myriad of industries. However, it also faces a shortage of tech talent, which is caused not only by the COVID-19 pandemic which has restricted travel to the country, but also because the government has tightened its policies for hiring skilled workers. strangers.

For Professionals, Managers, Executives, and Technicians (PMET), there was a strong and growing demand for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professionals in IT and IT roles. ‘engineering.

Overall, the report noted key lessons from the Singapore Salary Report 2022/2023:

  • In 2021, a hybrid working environment of working from home and working face-to-face was preferred (34%) globally, while 45% of Singaporeans worked remotely.
  • A meta-analysis of 22 high quality studies was conducted and it was found that remote working improved:

    • Increased productivity
    • Secure employee retention
    • Strengthen organizational commitment
    • Performance within the organization

  • Factors that decrease WFH employee productivity include:

    • Less ability to concentrate (67%)

With this information, the report provided an overview of salaries for

Business development

Top 10 Skills:

  1. Communicate & collaborate
  2. Technical Literacy
  3. Critical thinking and problem solving
  4. Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  5. Data Literacy
  6. Empathy
  7. Team work
  8. cyber security
  9. Creativity
  10. Adaptability

Business development


Top 10 Skills:

  1. Data analysis and analytics
  2. Project management
  3. To research
  4. SEO/SEM
  5. social media
  6. User life cycle
  7. User experience
  8. Marketing Technology
  9. Content Management System (CSM)
  10. Data collection and visualization


Data Science

Top 10 Skills:

  1. Statistics
  2. Programming knowledge (Python, R)
  3. Data manipulation
  4. Data visualization
  5. machine learning
  6. deep learning
  7. bigdata
  8. Model deployment
  9. A/B testing
  10. Reports

data science

IT infrastructure and security

Top 10 Skills:

  1. Script
  2. Networking and system administration
  3. Network Security Control
  4. Operating systems and visual familiarity with machines
  5. Cyber ​​Threat Intelligence
  6. Cloud Security
  7. Multiple programming languages ​​(e.g. Python, JavaScript, PHP, GoLang)
  8. Blockchain Security
  9. Internet of Things (IoT)
  10. AI


Software engineering

Top 10 Skills:

  1. programming language knowledge
  2. Agile development methodology
  3. design thinking
  4. Product testing
  5. Code debugging
  6. Pre-treatment
  7. Application scaling
  8. Server interaction and administration
  9. Web architecture
  10. UX

software engineering

DevOps & Cloud

Top 10 Skills:

  1. SDLC knowledge
  2. Code management monitoring and testing
  3. Linux and web scripting
  4. Knowledge of cloud platform and cloud environment
  5. Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
  6. Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)
  7. machine learning and AI)
  8. Multiple programming languages ​​(e.g. Java, C+ PHP, Ruby)
  9. Mobility and mobile environment
  10. Specific frameworks (e.g. NET, CSS, AJAX, SOA)


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