The Kelly Services 2018 Singapore Salary Guide has revealed that hiring in 2018 is expected to be strong for the HR industry. The report said: “As with the many industries they support, disruption may come to the manpower industry, with automation opportunities for many HR tasks in the form of digital solutions. HR professionals need to keep up, and leverage on these to help them improve their recruitment processes and for HR consultants, provide the right advice for firms looking to automate.”
Human resources salary trends
With that said, regional HR directors with a degree and more than 10 years of experience can expect a monthly salary of S$10,000 to $18,000. Meanwhile, HR business partners can look forward to a monthly salary of $7,000 to $12,000 if they hold a degree with 3 to 6 years of experience.
IT salary trends
According to the report, software, web, and multimedia developers are among the most in-demand jobs. In fact, a degree-holder application architect with 6 to 10 years of experience can earn between $8,000 to $11,000 monthly. Meanwhile, a chief technology officer (degree/masters-holder) with 15 to 20 years of experience can look forward to a monthly salary of $13,000 to $21,000.
Sales and marketing salary trends
On another note, commercial and marketing sales executives are also in-demand – according to the survey; with the retail and food services being in one of the top-paying industries in Singapore this year.
With that said, the survey showed that a regional marketing director with more than 10 years of experience could expect to earn $13,000 to $18,000 per month.
Meanwhile, a head of sales/general manager/business development head with 12 to 15 years of experience can look forward to a monthly salary of $15,000 to $20,000.
As for those in public relations and communications, a public relations manager could earn between $3,500 to $6,000 monthly.
Foo See Yang, managing director and country head, Kelly Services Singapore, commented:“As technology continues to reinvent our economy, we are witnessing an increased demand for workers with related skills such as data analysis and digital capabilities.”
“Employees should actively consider opportunities to reskill, upskill, or undergo professional conversion programmes to expand their horizons as hiring priorities change,” he continued.
Additionally, job vacancies will continue to be open to jobseekers of all educational levels this year. Degree holders will have access to the most jobs, at 30% of vacancies. Jobseekers with secondary, lower secondary, and post-secondary education will have opportunities comprising 29% of openings. Positions requiring diploma or professional qualifications will be the least available, at 16%.
“We expect hiring activity to gather pace this year, especially within the temporary and contract space for the engineering and information technology industries. This mirrors our findings from a recent APAC Workforce Insights report, where we identified short-term contract roles as an increasingly common working style alternative to traditional full-time positions as more workers seek flexibility,” Foo remarked.
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