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IT professionals are highly sought after right now because of Singapore’s rapid advancement in technology, but the skills gap in the workforce has resulted in a limited talent pool. For those considering a career in IT, recruitement specialist Robert Half has identified the 5 most in demand technology roles in Singapore for 2019, so read on to find out more about what these job roles entail. 



1. Cybersecurity Analyst

Cybersecurity Analysts are responsible for protecting an organisation’s computer networks and systems by studying them and creating and implementing the apporpiate security practices and protocols. They also have to test and monitor the networks and systems to identify vulnerabilities and detect breaches as well as plan and execute response plans to any security incidents. They need to stay up to date with the latest cybersecurity risks and trends and perform regular security assessments to anticipate new threats and improve their security measures.

Related roles: Cybersecurity Architect, Computer Systems Analyst, Penetration Tester

2. Technology Risk Manager

Technology Risk Managers are in charge of mitigating the dangers associated with the use of technology within an organisation, pertaining to threats that are not just external but internal as well such as system failure or data loss. They need to identify threats and potential risks and assess their impact on the operations of the organisation, and develop protocols and implement measures to reduce their impact. There is also a need to plan and implement policies to ensure compliance with industry regulations.

Related roles: Information Technology Specialist, Information Security Specialist, Information Security Risk Manager

3. Data Scientist

Data Scientists develop computer programs to analyse and find patterns in large sets of data and provide interpretations of the findings. They need to collect, clean and validate data before applying models and algorithms to the data. They also need to identify business requirements in order to draw relevant conclusions from the data and gain actionable insights that can be used to solve business problems. Findings have to be communicated to stakeholders who may not understand technical terms, so Data Scientists will have to present them through visual forms like graphs and charts.

Related roles: Data Analyst, Computer Scientist, Business Systems Analyst

4. Project Manager

The Project Manager is a managerial role that oversees IT projects from conception to implementation, and manages projects and the people working on them. They are responsible for aligning projects to business goals, outlinling project goals and deadlines and defining the scope of work. Furthermore, Project Managers have to keep track of projects resources, budgets and constraints, ensure members work efficiently and effectively and evaluate progress, facilitate communication with stakeholders and resolve any issues that may arise.

Related roles: Business Analyst, Operations Executive, Management Consultant

5. Software Developer

Software Developers design and create software for computers to perform specific tasks, and  have to determine business objectives and analyse needs in order to ensure the software developed will meet them. They also constantly perform testing and maintenance of the software, and anticipate future needs of users based on changes in user behaviour to suggest and perform upgrades to software functions.

Related roles: Applications Architect, Front-end developer, Back-end developer

Vertical Institute prepares our students for some of the most in demand roles in the ICT sector with courses such as cybersecurity, mobile application development and data analytics. Our curriculum aims to provide students with an opportunity to explore their interests and gain a deeper understanding of the possible job roles while upskilling themelves for a career in the respective fields.