Jobs that help companies digitize and grow amid economic volatility are on the rise in Singapore, according to LinkedIn.
Its latest Jobs on the Rise data revealed spikes in hiring for growth specialists, technical jobs and health-care professionals in Asia — among other jobs expected to expand hiring well into 2023.
Researchers from LinkedIn examined jobs from January 2018 to July 2022 to calculate the growth rate for each job title in a specific country.
LinkedIn added that for a job to be ranked, a job title needs to see consistent growth on the platform over the last five years, as well as have “grown to a meaningful size” by 2022.
Workers can use this list to define their next move in their careers and “prepare for the future world of work,” it added.
in another report last year that the economic climate is causing some companies to “pull back on the flexibility” introduced during the pandemic.
What’s on the climb, however, are technical or engineering roles — such as cloud engineer, cybersecurity engineer, back-end developer and artificial intelligence engineer.
The growth of AI, increased focus on cybersecurity and continued shift towards digital is leading to growth in technical jobs.
Career expert, LinkedIn
Such jobs make up almost half of LinkedIn’s list in Singapore.
“The growth of AI, increased focus on cybersecurity and continued shift towards digital is leading to growth in technical jobs,” said Pooja Chhabria, career expert and head of editorial for Asia-Pacific at LinkedIn.
It is also “not unexpected” for tech jobs to dominate Singapore’s list, she added, given that the country has built a strong presence as a startup destination.
“From a geographical perspective, Singapore is a good base for tech companies who are looking to enter South-East Asia and other APAC markets.”
waves of tech layoffs were reported in Southeast Asia last year amid challenging macroeconomic conditions, including Indonesia’s GoTo Group, Singapore’s Sea Group and Carousell.
Chhabria remains optimistic, saying that this will be a transition year for the tech industry and may “return to more normal hiring levels.”
“Overall demand for workers remains strong with workers transitioning to other jobs within and across the industry,” she added.
“Tech jobs don’t just serve the tech sector but are also in demand in other sectors as they continue to invest in digital transformation.”
Much like India, jobs that focus on business growth and acquisition of new customers are also growing, said LinkedIn.
Such jobs — which Chhabria said help “companies do more with less” in times of economic uncertainty — include sales development, business development and demand generation.
Here’s the full list of Singapore’s jobs on the rise in 2023, according to LinkedIn:
Lead generation, sales prospecting, business development
Most common industries: Technology and media, professional services, financial services
Median years of prior experience: 2.8
Remote job availability: 19.4%
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Terraform
Most common industries: Professional services, manufacturing, financial services