HR & EDUCATION | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong

Lucrative digital jobs buoy Hong Kong's employment market in 2018

Professionals switching to digital jobs can expect as much as 25% salary increase.

Digital marketing, social media and e-commerce managers are poised to be in high demand in Hong Kong’s 2018 job market as the city accelerates its digital transition, according to a media release from recruitment company Michael Page.

The report noted a 29% increase in the number of available positions with digital specialisations in the past 12 months whilst professionals switching jobs can expect roughly 21-25% average salary increase.

Tech-savvy marketers who can provide the necessary support to lift up Hong Kong’s financial services sector would be highly targeted by recruiters as banks start to gain confidence by ramping up hiring activity especially for senior roles in investment banks, hedge funds and private equity spaces.

“Therefore, the digital space has been identified as the growth engine of 2018 in Hong Kong fueled by the continued surge in e-commerce and fintech investments,” the recruitment company noted.

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The government’s Smart City initiatives are also opening employment opportunities across property, infrastructure and technology. Professionals skilled in architectural, building services, civil and structural engineering, leasing, quantity surveying, technical and property management will see multiple opportunities in the job market.

“In addition, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Bay Area is one of Mainland China’s national strategies and will play an important role in its One-Belt, One-Road (OBOR) project. Hong Kong is expected to benefit from the new zone due to its established reputation in financial services and trade as well as its status as a gateway to China,” the report added.

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