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What skill-sets are in demand? What areas pay the most? What kind of new technologies are trending? We aim to keep our clients and candidates informed about the developments in our industry. Subscribe to our quarterly newsletter to learn about the market.

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Market Update Q4 – 2022

HOME CAREER TIPS MARKET INFO Overview of the Year 2022 An acute talent shortage in Hong Kong and Singapore during the first half of the year Hong Kong was already suffering from atalent exodus because of perceived instability in the region. This was further exacerbated by strict COVID policies which required a three-week quarantine which dissuaded foreign talent from considering

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Market update Q3 – 2022

HOME CAREER TIPS MARKET INFO Overview of some of the sectors during Q3 2022 Crypto and Investment Banking Technology Hiring within technology at the crypto firms definitely slowed down during Q3 2022. This was even before talks of Singapore rolling out crypto trade curbs. The war for tech talent (especially at the senior level) has gone up a notch with

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Market Update Q2 – 2022

HOME CAREER TIPS MARKET INFO Overview of some of the sectors Crypto and Investment Banking Technology As the cryptic world of crypto started to lose steam during the 2nd quarter of 2022, roles were being put on hold in this space. We noticed that some of the offers were being canceled or withdrawn. The ongoing quarantine requirement in

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Market Update Q1 – 2022

HOME CAREER TIPS MARKET INFO 1st Quarter of 2022 – An Overall Macro View The worsening COVID situation in Hong Kong continued to further stretch an already-stretched candidate talent market. This was further exacerbated by candidates continuing to leave Hong Kong (many without jobs) to relocate overseas. Although the living-with-COVID strategy that Singapore implements has meant more freedom

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Market Update Q4 -2021

HOME CAREER TIPS MARKET INFO Highlights of Tech Recruitment in the year 2021 It was definitely a candidate’s market! The quarantine restrictions in Hong Kong and the strong preference for hiring PRs/Citizens in Singapore meant that only local talent was available to recruit. This has resulted in salary increases beyond expectations for skilled candidates. Architects, Full Stack Developers,

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Market Update Q3 2021

HOME CAREER TIPS MARKET INFO Executive Summary – Q3 2021: The technology market has been red hot. We have been observing candidates receiving multiple offers and eventually counter offers, as their current firms try to retain them. Branding has become more important than ever for firms to win candidates over. The crypto trading space has been very active.

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Market Update Q2 2021

HOME CAREER TIPS MARKET INFO Executive Summary – Q2 2021: Tech hiring boom continues: We have been experiencing another record quarter of strong demand for technologists within the FSI domain (including crypto trading firms). Candidates have been receiving 15-20% increases in salaries for switching jobs. Many have been getting multiple offers and counteroffers. This strong hiring is both

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Market Update Q1 2021

HOME CAREER TIPS MARKET INFO Executive Summary – Q1 2021: It feels like 2007 all over again: The demand for tech talent across several areas has been exploding this past quarter and that is certainly not an understatement! Candidates have been receiving multiple offers/counteroffers and significant increases in salary. Crypto/blockchain firms are also actively hiring again wooing

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    Barclays, Equities Technology APAC

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    qotatio1  Honest and open dialogue with recruitment consultants. Attentive to our requirements, good follow through and get feedback to fine tune – good screening process. I believe I have used Pinpoint for the last 7-8 years. Consistent service all along, has warm culture and no bs.qotatio2

    customer
    Samson Chan - Managing Director
    Barclays, Equities Technology APAC

  • What our client says
    qotatio1  Honest and open dialogue with recruitment consultants. Attentive to our requirements, good follow through and get feedback to fine tune – good screening process. I believe I have used Pinpoint for the last 7-8 years. Consistent service all along, has warm culture and no bs.qotatio2

    customer
    Samson Chan - Managing Director
    Barclays, Equities Technology APAC

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