A report released by “Southeast Asia tech talent compensation” highlights the most sought after skills and corresponding salaries across three of the region’s key start-up hubs: Singapore, Indonesia, and Vietnam.
The findings of this report were much needed for both start-up employers and employees as the region’s tech competitiveness heats up.
engineering ranked as number one, a junior full-stack developer in Singapore, for instance, could expect to earn up to $7,100 a month, while their senior counterparts may earn up to $11,000.Elsewhere, fresh graduate junior engineers in markets such as Indonesia and Vietnam pulled down starting salaries. However, staff in such fields can expect their pay to grow quickly with a few years of experience.
The second most in-demand skill was product management, it’s directly related to the development and growth of a start-up’s project. the role encompasses a multitude of skills such as leadership, engineering, psychology, and business sense. A junior product manager can expect to earn up to $1,200 per month in Indonesia and between $1,500 and $3,000 in Singapore.
Data science was the third most in-demand skill across the region, with data analysts, data scientists, and data engineers especially sought after. Currently, a junior data scientist in Singapore can expect to earn about $5,000 per month, while workers at the same level in Vietnam and Indonesia are looking at $1,000 to $2,000, Their senior counterparts can expect $3,500 to $8,000 in Singapore, $2,000 to $5,000 in Vietnam, and $1,400 to $2,300 in Indonesia.
Last but not least demand for non-technical marketing and public relations professionals are also on the rise, Regionally, junior brand marketers can expect to earn around $4,000 a month, while their senior counterparts may take home $6,000 to $8,000.