Demand set to be high for local IT talent with technical and leadership skills

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Business-driven IT professionals, such as business analysts and system analysts are to be especially sought after, finds our latest Salary Survey 2018.

Thailand’s information technology market remained active in 2017. 

There was high demand for talented, business-driven professionals with solid technical skills, such as business analysts and system analysts. This was mainly due to more companies looking to develop and deploy a future-proof IT roadmap. 

This was among the key findings of the Robert Walters Salary Survey for 2018. The annual survey contains recruitment market updates, hiring advice and benchmarks salaries across our global markets.

Because of the high number of transformation projects under way throughout Thailand’s major business sectors, more businesses are investing in an agile, new technology (web-based) approach to processes. 

In light of this, candidates with more traditional IT backgrounds struggle to raise their skill sets and keep pace with change, which had an impact on their salary levels. 

In 2018, we foresee high demand for professionals with solid technical and leadership skills. Hiring managers will seek candidates who can share their knowledge through thought leadership and effective communication.

Candidates are expected to receive salary increments ranging from 15 – 25% when changing jobs in 2018.

About the Salary Survey 

Now in its nineteenth edition, the Robert Walters annual Salary Survey is the most comprehensive review of professional salaries and recruitment trends around the world.

The Greater China & South East Asia book consists of 9 countries, is free, and covers China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Our Salary Survey is based on the analysis of permanent, interim and contract placements made across each of our geographies and recruitment disciplines during 2017.

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