Demand for local IT talent set to rise in 2018


Creative technology candidates are expected to be especially sought after, finds our latest Salary Survey 2018.

There was strong hiring activity in the IT sector throughout 2017 due to the growing number of e-commerce businesses and fintech start-ups. Software engineers, developers and product managers were in high demand.

With Indonesia’s strict immigration laws and a limited talent pool, demand, competition and salaries will continue to rise in 2018.

This was among the key findings of the Robert Walters Salary Survey for 2018. The annual survey contains recruitment market updates, hiring advice and benchmark salaries across our global markets.

Companies are looking for creative technology candidates who can create frameworks from scratch, as well as data scientists with the ability to manipulate big data and communicate effectively with stakeholders.

On average, good candidates can expect increases of 20 – 40% when moving to a new company.

About the Salary Survey

Now in its nineteenth edition, the Robert Walters annual Salary Survey is the most comprehensive review of professional salaries and recruitment trends around the world.

The Greater China & South East Asia book consists of 9 countries, is free, and covers China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Our Salary Survey is based on the analysis of permanent, interim and contract placements made across each of our geographies and recruitment disciplines during 2017.

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The 2018 Robert Walters Salary Survey - Greater China and South East Asia is here and you can request your free copy now. Don't miss out on the most up to date salary information and employment trends in Malaysia. The annual book contains recruitment market updates, hiring advice and salary information from across our regional markets.

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