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10 Programming Jobs in Singapore That You Should Consider 



Are you considering becoming a programmer in Singapore? You're in luck. Singapore is home to a thriving tech industry with a high demand for skilled programmers. And with the versatility and high demand for programming skills, there are plenty of exciting career opportunities available. 

From coding websites and apps to developing software and creating databases, there's a wealth of jobs available in the programming industry. At Silicon Valley Associates Recruitment, an IT Recruitment Agency in Singapore, we have dozens of open positions for programmers in Singapore alone. 

But, of all the programming specializations, what should you pursue? 

To help you make an informed career decision, SVA Recruitment put together some of the most popular roles that programmers like you can choose from. For each specialization, we've included the responsibilities, average salary, and commonly used programming languages. 


1. DevOps Engineer 

Singapore is a dynamic city-state that is home to many multinational corporations, startups, and tech companies. With the increasing competition in the tech industry, companies are looking for ways to stay ahead of the game.  

DevOps engineers bridge the gap between development and operations teams by utilizing programming languages to automate and streamline the software development process. They ensure the secure and efficient deployment of software applications. 

Average Salary: S$79,117 

Programming Language: Python, Bash, JavaScript, Go, Ruby 


2. Back End Developer  

To support the thriving tech industry in Singapore, Back End Developers in Singapore have been steadily in demand. 

Back-end developers specialize in building the server-side of software applications that support front-end user interfaces and deliver data and functionality to end users. They use programming languages to build APIs, create database schemas, and integrate with third-party services.  

Average Salary: S$72,000  

Programming Language: Java, Python, Ruby, PHP, Node.js, C# 


3. Data Scientist  

Data analysis is a crucial aspect of business decision-making. Data scientists collect, analyze, and interpret data using programming languages. They work with large data sets to identify patterns and trends and use this information to make data-driven decisions for organizations.  

Average Salary: S$71,149 

Programming Language: Python, R, SQL, Julia, Matlab 


4. Front-End Developer  

Companies in Singapore are competing to provide the best user experience through their websites and applications. This has increased the demand for skilled front-end developers who can build high-quality and user-friendly interfaces.  

Front-end developers design and build the user interface of software applications and websites to enhance user experience. They use programming languages to create interactive user interfaces and web pages that users directly interact with.  

Average Salary: S$58,993  

Programming Language: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, TypeScript, React  


5. Software Developer 

Software developers are in high demand in Singapore. They are responsible for designing, creating, and maintaining software applications. They work in collaboration with other programmers and professionals to develop, design and test software products. Software developers can work on projects ranging from mobile apps to enterprise-level software systems.  

Average Salary: S$52,120  

Programming Language: Java, Python, C++, JavaScript, C# 


6. Cybersecurity Specialist 

Cybersecurity is a critical concern for businesses around the world. Cybersecurity specialists are responsible for safeguarding computer systems and networks from cyber threats. They identify potential security risks and implement measures to prevent cyber-attacks. Cybersecurity specialists may also monitor networks for security breaches and respond to incidents when they occur. 

Average Salary: S$51,556  

Programming Language: Python, C/C++, Java,JavaScript,SQL 


7. Mobile App Developer  

As mobile devices become an integral part of our lives, the demand for mobile application developers is also on the rise.  

Mobile app developers are responsible for designing and developing mobile applications for iOS and Android devices. They work with programming languages to create apps that are functional, user-friendly, and visually appealing. 

Average Salary: S$47,000  

Programming Language: Java/Kotlin, Swift, React Native, Flutter, Objective-C 


8. Game Developer 

Game development is a popular career option for programmers who are passionate about gaming. Game developers design and develop video games for various platforms such as PC, console, or mobile devices. They use programming languages to create games that are entertaining and engaging for players. Game developers may work in a team or as independent contractors. 

Average Salary: S$46,680  

Programming Language: C++, C#, Java, Python, JavaScript, Lua 


9. Programmer Analyst 

According to a report by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), there is a need for skilled programmer analysts who can develop custom software solutions for businesses in Singapore.  

Programmer analysts are professionals who possess both programming and analysis skills. Their role involves analyzing business requirements, designing technical solutions, and developing software applications to meet those requirements. They are also responsible for writing, testing, debugging, and maintaining code.  

Average Salary: S$40,282  

Programming Language: Java, SQL, C#, JavaScript, Python, PHP 


10. Web Developer 

Web development is another popular career option for programmers in Singapore. Web developers are responsible for designing and developing websites and web-based applications. They work with a variety of programming languages, including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, to create websites that are functional, user-friendly, and visually appealing. 

Average Salary: S$36,359 

Programming Language: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Python 

Each of these careers requires different skills and expertise, but they all offer the opportunity for growth and advancement. 

What specialization stick out to you? Continue to do your research, find what interests you the most, and be the programmer you want to be.  

You can start your career with us! SVA Recruitment has available jobs for programmers in Singapore. Check our available positions here. (www.svarecruitment.com/jobs) 

Note: Average salary of programmers came from Payscale.com and Glassdoor 

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