Top 3 Skills Wanted by Singapore Employers in 2022


2022 should be an exceptional year for technology. As companies scramble to build their digital capabilities to live with the pandemic, there is also a focus on hiring workers with the technical skills to fill in-demand positions.

Given the increased interest in technology, professionals in this field can expect to earn 10-15% more of their salary this year. It’s like the Singapore hiring activity picked upaccording to surveys by recruiting firms.

To retain top tech talent, the majority – a whopping 85% – of Singapore’s tech companies are also giving pay rises. It is the highest among other sectors, according to surveys.

Passionate interest in the technology is not expected to slow down anytime soon, Randstad Singapore said.

A UX design work session at the DBS bank / Image credit: DBS

To add to this strong demand for tech workers, Singapore’s labor market is set to face a major shake-up amid the wave of “big quits,” a phenomenon that has already hit local shores. A separate survey by job portal Indeed, which surveyed 1,000 workers, showed that one in four Singaporean workers were planning to leave their current employer in the first half of 2022.

This means that many people will leave their jobs during this period, and their resignations come with job offers for others.

For savvy workers who want to capitalize on these trends, they need to jump on this wave of digitization.

They can do this by taking the first step in learning technological know-how that will help workers “proof” their jobs against obsolescence and prevent themselves from “losing touch” with the world.

Transformation is always at a rapid pace here in Singapore. Just by looking at our horizon 30 years ago, we will know how fast the country is developing.

Singapore’s digital transformation

In the latest Robert Walters Salary Survey 2022, he revealed that the most in-demand core technology roles in Singapore are data scientists, engineers and developers (front-end, back-end, full-stack).

Not sure how to get those jobs and get your foot in the door for them? Don’t worry, we’re here to piece together what’s important in the digital age, so you don’t get lost or end up learning irrelevant skills.

According to HR and recruitment agenciesimportant technical skills to acquire are knowledge of data science, analysis, coding and UX design.

Singapore Government Portal My professional future also indicates that technological skills such as data analysis and coding are the main digital skills needed in 2022. Indeed, digital transformation is changing traditional workplaces and workers need to deepen their technological skills.

Improvement with Vertical Institute

The Vertical Institute (VI) in Singapore prepares individuals for the jobs of tomorrow with in-demand technology skills. The school’s training is recognized by the industry, as evidenced by the fact that it is the training partner of the government agency GovTech in data analysis.

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It offers tech bootcamps led by instructors who are industry professionals from major tech companies Apple, Google, Alibaba, and Gojek. Technology bootcamps consist of live online courses for data analysis, UX design, and data science.

The school has alumni from all walks of life, including those from well-known companies who graduated from its bootcamps, such as employees of the sovereign wealth fund GIC, JP Morgan and LinkedIn.

Beginners are welcome

The lessons are suitable for beginners. No prior knowledge and no prerequisites are required.

Bootcamp study programs are recognized by the industry as VI is accredited by the Institute of Banking & Finance Singapore (IBF). VI courses will help you add value to your resumes and stand out in the job market.

For those who have completed the bootcamp, you will receive a verifiable digital certificate. You will also become part of the VI alumni community where you can continue to network with peers, instructors and experts.

Up to 90% financial support for eligible S’poreans and PRs

Singaporeans and permanent residents can get up to 90% financial support for VI’s IBF accredited courses. For Singaporeans aged 25 and over, they can use their SkillsFuture Credits to fully offset the remaining fees.

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It is important to take advantage of the Covid-19 crisis to improve your skills, and the subsidies make registration all the more attractive.

Classes will be face-to-face via Zoom with instructors and there are flexible hours outside of working hours. Bootcamps consist of seven lessons lasting three hours each.

Technology bootcamps available with Vertical Institute and what you will learn

Data analysis

They say data is the new oil in the digital age. So what does data analytics mean and why is it important in our time?

Data analytics is the systematic computer analysis of data or statistics. It is used for discovering, interpreting, and communicating meaningful patterns in data. Potential jobs that can come from these skills include working as a data analyst with tech companies like e-commerce platform Shopee or with banks.

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During the VI Data Analytics Bootcamp, you will learn to master industry tools such as Excel, Structured Query Language (SQL), and Tableau. You will also be able to analyze large real-world datasets and create dashboards and data visualizations.

Through expert-led conferences, you will be trained in new technology concepts. This includes SQL fundamentals, data visualization, and analysis. Participants also learn how to create a capstone project in FinTech to solve real data problems.

UX design

UX design is according to the business networking platform LinkedIn, one of best skills learn in 2022.

UX/UI designers are in high demand globally and competitively paid. These designers harness creative thinking and data-driven research to create digital products. Many industries, including traditional industries, need UX designers.

UX designers are recruited by internet companies like Ninja Van, Garena, and Sephora, and even insurers and banks like Maybank and Great Eastern are hiring for these positions.

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VI UX Design Bootcamp participants will learn the tools needed to be a UX designer, such as user research, information architecture, wireframing and prototyping, and finally building a portfolio project UX.

Data science

Data science uses scientific methods, processes, algorithms and systems to extract knowledge and insights from noisy, structured and unstructured data. The data is then “mined” to apply insights and actionable insights across a wide range of application areas.

Data scientists are now part of the top five in-demand hiring positions in Singapore. Companies that hire data scientists include big data companies like Grab, Carro, and Apple.

Big data companies in Singapore / Image credit: Grab, Shopee, Aspire App

At VI Data Science Bootcamp, you will learn to code in the popular Python coding language. Machine learning is the essence of this bootcamp and students will be able to learn about Python programming and study how to generate predictions from data.

Individuals can also learn about data science fundamentals, Python control flow, data cleansing, and classification models.

The future is in technology

As we emerge from the pandemic and learn to live with each other in the “new normal”, concerns about job security are also at the forefront of people’s minds.

By 2028, around 20% of Singapore’s full-time workforce will see their jobs cut report. In other to study by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), it revealed that more than half of Singapore residents are concerned about their job security, among other worries like job prospects and the future of their children.

Three in 10 respondents in the IPS study said they were ‘very worried’ about losing or not finding a job, while 23.6% said they were ‘very’ worried about the future . Learning these technology skills is a way to help individuals maintain job security and prepare to teach and pass on the skills needed to the next generation.

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The digital wave is not just happening in Singapore. The hinterland of the country is also a land of untapped opportunities. Southeast Asia’s digital economy is growing rapidly and its internet sectors are expected to reach US$360 billion by 2025. Early adopters who are ready to adapt and embrace change will benefit of this technological change that is happening not only in Singapore, but across borders. too much.

Businesses large and small are already accelerating the pace of developing their online presence. It is no longer a question of knowing how, but of knowing when this digital universe will become intimately linked to our daily lives.

Interested in being part of this digital revolution? Register for Vertical Institute courses here.

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