The 2016 Robert Half Hong Kong Information Technology Salary Guide provides you with unique insights into the latest average information technology and IT salaries, including anticipated year on year increases.
Are you a job seeker? Use the guide to measure your salary expectations against other IT and information technology professionals - perhaps it's time to ask for a pay rise or search for a new job.
Are you a hiring manager? Use this valuable resource to determine salary levels for new employees and stay up-to-date with emerging trends in today's recruitment market.
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- 37% of CIOs/CTOs will expand their teams in the first half of 2016.
- Demand for IT professionals is especially strong in the insurance and wealth management sectors.
- Business growth domestically (63%) and internationally (56%) are underpinning hiring intentions.
- 47% of firms plan to increase salaries for their IT professionals this year, and 35% will boost bonuses.
- 93% of business leaders say it is increasingly challenging to find quality IT talent largely due to a lack of niche technical skills among candidates
- Firms are favouring candidates with at least two years of experience coupled with expertise in Java and .NET development
- Hiring managers looking for IT professionals say that strong communication skills in both English and Cantonese will enhance a candidate's market value
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