Demand set to be high for local IT talent with experience in digital transformation

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Continued disruption in IT innovations is set to produce a need for professionals skilled in mobility,  and cloud computing, finds our latest Salary Survey 2018.

The IT recruitment market in the Philippines grew in 2017 with overall increases in job vacancies, applications and average salaries compared to the year before. We saw financial services and commerce shifting to leaner, customer-focused solutions, putting pressure on traditional businesses and creating a demand for candidates with experience in digital transformation.

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

In 2018, continued disruption in IT innovations will produce a need for professionals skilled in mobility, cloud computing, platform-based solutions, and social data intensive business models. Interest in customer data will drive demand for big data engineers and data scientists. 

The decentralisation of commercial centres to hubs in Laguna, Pampanga, Cebu and Davao will also generate employment opportunities in those markets.

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.

Download your copy of the 2018 Salary Survey

The 2018 Robert Walters Salary Survey - Greater China and South East Asia is here and you can download 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.

For a more in-depth look at our expectations for the recruitment market in the Philippines, download your free copy of the 2018 Salary Survey today.

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