Job market outlook for Singapore in 2018

JobTech has recently released its Online Jobs Census, showing that Singapore is still at the onset of the next wave of digitisation and there will be an increasing need for more technical talents in both the local and regional markets. Skills clusters that will help jobseekers build a competitive edge include technical troubleshooting; software engineering; quality auditing; data analysis and hardware configuration. These clusters of skills also recorded considerable percentages of the total demand from local employers in 2017.

Possessing a set of versatile and transferable soft skills can also prove to be advantageous. Soft skills such as effective communication; meticulousness; being both a team player and independent at work; analytical in problem solving and good public presentation skills have also been top on the list of job requirements across all sectors in 2017.

In the release, Philip Yeo, chairman of JobTech, said: “Singapore’s growth needs to be sustained by smart and talented labour. To build a smart nation, we must first nurture our local Singapore talent. Singaporeans who are willing to work hard and learn new skills can create a smarter and better future for themselves and their families.”

JobTech recommends jobseekers and students to prepare themselves in the areas of science and technology, which are likely to continue their demand for talents in the domestic jobs market. Technical skills such as general programming, applications development and database management can be acquired through either self-learning or attending structured courses for better employability.

Meanwhile, the report showed that 4Q2017 recording a strong year-over-year (YoY) growth of 9.6% in the number of online jobs in Singapore.

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