Singapore Budget 2017: To Help Singapore Companies Go Digital, JobTech (TM) Reveals Top Skills That Singapore ICT Employers Are Seeking

Singapore, 17 February 2017 – JobTechTM has identified the most sought-after skills by employers in the ICT sector in Singapore. The top 5 technical and soft skills/ traits in the ICT sector were identified and ranked based on the number of unique[1] job postings that employers were seeking during the period from 1 October 2016 to 31 December 2016, 4Q 2016.

TOP SKILLS DEMANDED BY SINGAPORE EMPLOYERS 

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The ICT sector skills data, as shown above, shows high demand for a common set of soft skills/ traits within the ICT sector, with Communication/ Interpersonal skills being sought-after by more than 95% of all unique job postings in the sector, followed by Analytical/ Problem Solving skills, which make up nearly half of the skills demand. Given that Communications/ Interpersonal skills are required by almost all job postings in the ICT sector, they are probably viewed as a “hygiene factor” for employment.

On the other hand, there is greater variability in the demand for technical skills within the sector. JobTechTM has identified at least 20 different types of programming languages that are widely demanded in the ICT sector today, including the four that made it to the top 5 technical skills list above. Employers in the ICT sector often require jobseekers to be experienced users of at least one programming language.

JobTechTM will continue to provide jobseekers, as well as employers from different sectors in Singapore, with flash reports on the set of skills needed today. In this regard, JobTechTM is using its Big Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence capabilities to track and analyze more than 90% of the jobs in Singapore.

The free beta version of JobTechTM PMET is available at www.jobtech.sg

 For further information, please contact:
Ms. Charlotte Lim
JobTechTM Co-founder
Tel: +65 6908-7642
Email: charlotte@jobtech.sg

About JobTechTM               
JobTechTM is an Artificial Intelligence, Deep Machine Learning technology platform that was developed to provide complete and accurate visibility of any online jobs market around the world. The platform is built on technology that was developed by the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). The first prototype, JobTechTM PMET, has been designed to help retrenched PMETs (professionals, managers, executives and technicians) in Singapore search and prepare for new job opportunities. The platform offers insights into industry trends and skill-set requirements, and suggests SkillsFuture courses to help bridge skills gaps.

JobTechTM is a 3-month old start-up incubated by Economic Development Innovations Singapore (EDIS) Pte Ltd, a privately-owned international economic development company that is headquartered in Singapore, with overseas offices in the US and Germany. EDIS provides strategic advice and undertakes the development and management of integrated industrial parks. The EDIS management team comprises veterans who led more than 15 successful township and industrial park developments in Asia – cumulatively creating 1 million high value jobs and attracting more than US$20 billion of dollars of foreign direct investment to the selected locations. EDIS works with governments and global investors to leverage Singapore’s development experience for the benefit of other countries.

[1] Duplicate job posts are detected and sifted out by JobTechTM’s proprietary natural language and text analytics technology which analyses the text in online job postings across multiple portals with over 95% accuracy.