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Artificial Intelligence is on the march and already replacing jobs, so in 2018 and beyond, it’s the more complex and technical skills that will continue to provide an advantage.
LinkedIn analyzed data from 500 million members as well as surveys, here are some of the most relevant insights into what’s needed to get ahead in Tech in 2018.
Related Jobs: Platform Engineer ($120,000), Cloud Architect ($135,000)
Related Jobs: Business Analyst ($72,000), Data Analyst ($62,000), Statistician ($90,200)
Related Jobs: IT Manager ($95,000), Systems Integration Engineer ($98,000)
Related Jobs: Web developer ($65,000), Full Stack Web Developer ($77,000)
Related Jobs: UX Designer ($85,000), Web Developer ($65,000), UI Designer ($72,000)
Related Jobs: Web Developer ($65,000), Software Programmer ($64,000)
Related Jobs: Graphic Designer ($ 45,000), Data Scientist ($113,000), Business Consultant ($ 83,000)
Related Jobs: Marketing Specialist ($49,000), Online Marketing Manager ($80,000), Advertising Manager ($61,200)
Related Jobs: Mobile Engineer ($95,000), Mobile Application Developer ($83,800)
Related Jobs: Information Security Specialist ($96,000), Cyber Security Specialist ($92,500)
A decade ago, Information Technology was labelled as a "low-achieving" subject, the prospect of the industry nowadays is surprising to a number of people in Hong Kong. Tech skills that involve coding have dominated the list, only SEO/SEM marketing and data presentation are the exceptions, which do not necessarily require knowledge of IT.
These are the companies in Hong Kong that are looking for the abovementioned skills.
Chengbao makes cybersecurity software for consumers in over 200 countries.
Easyship's online platform provides streamlined logistics and delivery services for e-commerce sellers and Small and Medium Enterprises.
Lalamove is an on-demand logistics company that matches users and drivers to provide same day delivery and courier services across Hong Kong, China and Southeast Asia.
First Code Academy empowers Asia’s next generation to become creators of technology by teaching kids age 4 to 18 about programming, design and entrepreneurship
Outblaze and its partners develop various digital media products including bestselling smartphone games and apps, computer and videogame titles, social media applications and more.
If you are not one of the IT graduates, don't worry, because surveys conducted by LinkedIn revealed that up to 57% of leaders, including Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Google’s Eric Schmidt, believe soft skills are more important than hard skills. LinkedIn surveyed over 2000 business leaders and ask them "which soft skills they’d most like to see their employees learn." and here is what they said.