ICT sector hits 27% jump in job postings in Q1

Around 3,300 jobs were made available for IT professionals.

A study by JobTech revealed that there is an increase of more than 700 unique online job postings in Singapore's ICT sector in 1Q17, up from last quarter's recorded job posting of around 2,600.

Looking at the average number of unique online job postings per month, 1Q17 recorded slightly over 1,100 online job postings per month while 4Q16 recorded slightly over 850 online job postings per month, on average.

"Whilst there is a possible seasonal effect due to hiring patterns in the beginning of the calendar year over the end of the calendar year; generally a positive uplift is observed in the number of online job postings from January to March 2017 for the ICT sector, with March recording the highest number of online job postings in the first quarter of 2017," JobTech said.

The study revealed that 30% of the job postings recorded in the quarter are looking for candidates with specific skill sets such as general computer skills, communication skills, understanding of IT and business, science and technology, and software products.

The table below shows the top skills sought by online job postings in Singapore ICT sector:

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