Singapore’s 15 Fastest Growing Jobs for 2023, According to LinkedIn

Jobs helping businesses digitize and grow amid economic volatility are on the rise in Singapore, according to LinkedIn.

The latest Jobs on the Rise data revealed spikes in hiring for growth specialists, tech jobs and healthcare professionals in Asia, among other jobs expected to increase well into 2023.

LinkedIn researchers surveyed jobs from January 2018 to July 2022 to calculate the growth rate for each job title in a specific country.

Despite recession fears, the hiring rate in Asia Pacific is still relatively high, LinkedIn says

LinkedIn added that in order to be ranked, a job title must have grown consistently on the platform over the past five years and “grow to a meaningful size” by 2022.

Employees can use this list to define their next step in their career and “prepare for the future world of work,” it added.

Singapore job trends

LinkedIn’s report found that the share of paid job postings offering a remote working option has fallen from 7.8% in December 2021 to 4.1% in the same period last year.

Guy Berger, chief economist, said in another report last year that the economic climate is causing some companies to “fall back on the flexibility” introduced during the pandemic.

However, what is emerging are engineering or technical positions, such as cloud engineer, cybersecurity engineer, back-end developer, and artificial intelligence engineer.

The growth of AI, increased focus on cybersecurity and the continued shift to digital are driving growth in tech jobs.

Pooja Chhabria

Careers expert, LinkedIn

Such jobs make up nearly half of Singapore’s LinkedIn list.

“The growth of AI, increased focus on cybersecurity and the continued shift to digital is driving growth in tech jobs,” said Pooja Chhabria, careers expert and chief editor for Asia Pacific at LinkedIn.

It is also “not unexpected” that tech jobs dominate Singapore’s list, she added, given that the country has built a strong presence as a starting destination.

From a geographic perspective, Singapore is a good base for tech companies looking to enter Southeast Asia and other APAC markets.”

Demand for tech workers remains strong

Last year, however, waves of tech layoffs were reported in Southeast Asia amid challenging macroeconomic conditions, including Indonesia’s GoTo Group, Singapore’s Sea Group and Carousell.

Chhabria remains optimistic, saying this will be a transitional year for the tech industry, potentially “returning to more normal hiring levels.”

“Overall demand for workers remains strong as workers move to other jobs within and across the industry,” she added.

“Tech jobs not only serve the tech sector, but are in demand in other industries as they continue to invest in digital transformation.”

What will happen to the technical workforce in 2023?

As in India, jobs focused on business growth and acquiring new customers are also growing, according to LinkedIn.

Such jobs — which Chhabria says help “companies do more with less” during times of economic uncertainty — include sales development, business development and demand generation.

Here is the full list of Singapore jobs on the rise in 2023, according to LinkedIn:

1. Sales Development Representative

Related job titles: Business development representative

Most common skills: Lead generation, sales prospecting, business development

Most common industries: Technology and media, business services, financial services

Average number of years of previous experience: 2.8

Remote Job Availability: 19.4%

2. Cloud engineer

Related job titles: Cloud developer

Most common skills: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Terraform

Most common industries: Professional services, production, financial services

Average number of years of previous experience: 3.7

Remote Job Availability: 5.6%

3. Enterprise Account Manager

Related job titles: Account director, account manager or account manager

Most common skills: Business technology sales, solutions sales, consultative sales

Most common industries: Technology and media, professional services, education

Average number of years of previous experience: 5.3

Remote Job Availability: 17.7%

4. Care assistant

Most common skills: Healthcare, nursing, communication

Most common industries: Hospitals and healthcare, consumer services, entertainment providers

Average number of years of previous experience: 1.8

Remote Job Availability: N/A

5. Cyber ​​Security Engineer

Related job titles: Specialist in cyber security

Most common skills: Cybersecurity, information security, network security

Most common industries: Professional services, manufacturing, technology and media

Average number of years of previous experience: 2.9

Remote Job Availability: 4%

6. Site Reliability Engineer

Most common skills: Site reliability engineering, KubernetesGo (programming language)

Most common industries: Financial services, technology and media, professional services

Average number of years of previous experience: 5

Remote Job Availability: 12.6%

7. Back-end developer

Related job titles: Back end engineer

Most common skills: Go (programming language), Redis, Python (programming language)

Most common industries: Technology and media, business services, financial services

Average number of years of previous experience: 2.8

Remote Job Availability: 14.4%

8. Cybersecurity Advisor

Most common skills: Information security, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing

Most common industries: Professional services, technology and media, administrative and support services

Average number of years of previous experience: 3.4

Remote Job Availability: 4.9%

9. Technical Account Manager

Related job titles: Specialist technical support

Most common skills: Account management, cloud computing, solution architecture

Most common industries: Professional services, technology and media, financial services

Average number of years of previous experience: 4.9

Remote Job Availability: 20.6%

10. Specialist in customer success

Related job titles: Customer success manager

Most common skills: Customer relationship management, account management, customer retention

Most common industries: Technology and media, business services, financial services

Average number of years of previous experience: 4.2

Remote Job Availability: 5.6%

11. Machine learning engineer

Most common skills: TensorFlow, deep learning, PyTorch

Most common industries: Technology and media, manufacturing, financial services

Average number of years of previous experience: 2.6

Remote Job Availability: 4.5%

12. Artificial Intelligence Engineer

Most common skills: Computer vision, PyTorch, deep learning

Most common industries: Professional services, technology and media, manufacturing

Average number of years of previous experience: 2.4

Remote Job Availability: 3.7%

13. DevOps Engineer

Related job titles: DevOps developer

Most common skills: DevOps, Kubernetes Ansible

Most common industries: Professional services, technology and media, financial services

Average number of years of previous experience: 4.3

Remote Job Availability: 7.4%

14. Investment Partner

Related job titles: Investment banking officer

Most common skills: Investments, private equity, financial modeling

Most common industries: Financial services, professional services, real estate and equipment rentals

Average number of years of previous experience: 2.5

Remote Job Availability: 1.9%

15. Product Owner

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