The number of PMET jobs for Software, Web and Media developer positions grew nearly 50% from 4,520 job openings in 2017 to 6,700 in 2018, according to JobTech which analyzed more than 550,000 jobs posted online in 2018.

Of the 6,700 Software, Web and Media developer job positions in 2018, more than 10%were open for at least 3 months while more than 5% were left unfilled for more than 6 months. In comparison, 8% of the 4,520 Software, Web and Media developer job positions were open for at least 3 months while only 3% were left unfilled for more than 6 months in 2017.

In comparison to 2017, there was a 25% increase in the number of companies hiring for Software, Web and Media developer positions, from 1,050 hiring companies in 2017 to 1,300 in 2018. The top hirers in 2017 were Google (150 positions); NCS (70 positions); and ST Electronics (70 positions). In 2018, Google remained at the top of the list with 370 positions, while JP Morgan (130 positions) and VISA (120 positions) ramped up their technical hiring and came in second and third.

GROWING NEED FOR EXPERIENCED TECHNICAL PROFESSIONALS

This observation in the Singapore job market could be due to the growing skills gaps between PMETs and the transitioning job market. As more organisations are looking for digital solutions and implementing automated processes, the job market calls for a larger number of technical developers in software, web and media fields.

The top sought-after skills for Software, Web and Media developer job positions that were open for more than 6 months in 2018 were:

Across all PMET job positions in Software, Web and Media Development, the top 10 most sought-after skills are: