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Greythorn report on IT skills for 2015 hiring

Recruiters are hiring for these tech skills in 2015

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If you’re on the hunt for the best technology talent for 2015, chances are you’ve got your eyes peeled for professionals with expert knowledge in these 10 areas.

Cloud computing has topped the list of the IT skills recruiters across Asia are scouting for in 2015, followed by expert project management capabilities and big data knowledge.

This research by Greythorn, shows these recruitment trends are particularly significant in Singapore, as there are a growing number of contract-based opportunities for project managers. The hiring managers surveyed prefer Singapore-based candidates, who exhibit significant experience in the local market.

In line with the rising number of businesses working towards a mobile and digital strategy, one in five recruiters favour mobility skills in their candidates (22%), while experience in the digital space is ranked seventh.

Also featuring in the top 10 is soft skills, as more and more technologists will be required to partner closely with senior internal stakeholders and business heads.

“An organisation’s technology partners must possess strong communication and relationship building skills in addition to being willing and able to develop these skills in the next generation of managers,” said the report.

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The full list of in-demand IT skill sets for Asia in 2015 are:

  1. Cloud computing
  2. Project management
  3. Big data
  4. Infrastructure architects
  5. Business analyst
  6. Business intelligence
  7. Digital
  8. Mobility
  9. Soft skills – such as, communication, negotiation and assertion
  10. Security

“The significant growth in demand for cloud computing, mobility and digital skills in the second half of 2014 will continue into 2015, leading to further skills shortages in these areas,” said Dung Nguyen, associate director at Greythorn.

“Salaries in these professions will also continue to rise until enough training is undertaken for the market to meet this demand.”

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