Taiwan tech talent in demand – salary increments up to 20% in 2018


An increase in global demand for Taiwan exports has boosted economy and GDP in 2017, with the national growth forecast raised to a three-year high as export figures improved. In this positive business environment, an increase in hiring activity is expected across a number of functions.

At the same time the Government’s ‘Asian Silicon Valley’ plan is expected to drive demand for talent with experience in AI and its applications, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, virtual reality and self-driving vehicles in 2018 and beyond.  It is expected that businesses in Taiwan will continue to invest in R&D and production facilities in 2018 to meet rising worldwide demand for the latest high-tech semiconductors and electronic products.

We expect the hiring activities for technology talent will remain buoyant in 2018, companies are advised to continue training staff in relevant skills to establish a pipeline of candidates for their business’s strategic development.

In response to the candidate shortage, companies have been up-skilling staff, using training and job rotation opportunities to help them acquire generic capabilities to work with new technology.

“In 2018 we expect hiring managers will compete for talent with experience in artificial intelligence and its applications, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, virtual reality, self-driving vehicles and smart automation,” said John Winter, General Manager, Taiwan.

According to our Salary Survey 2018, salary increments will vary across different industries and roles within the technology sector, with jobseekers possessing in-demand skills commanding increases of 15-20% or more, premiums are expected to be paid for niche skill sets or industry-specific knowledge, and for candidates able to communicate effectively at both a business and technology level.

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