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Top 10 Tech Jobs to look out for this 2022


By Vahid Haghzare, Director Silicon Valley Associates Recruitment &
Armie Garcia, Marketing Associate, Silicon Valley Associates Recruitment



One of the top IT Recruitment Agencies in Hong KongDubai, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Singapore, and Japan, SVA Recruitment is an IT and employment agency that provides jobs, executive search, and recruitment services.


The fight over the tech talent looks set to continue in 2022 as the demand for IT positions grows in a post-pandemic world of New Normal, with half of Silicon Valley Associate Recruitment’s employer clients have told our IT Recruiters surveyed are planning to open 50% more positions for the next year.

Companies we work with within Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Singapore, Dubai, and Japan are laying all their cards on the table in the hopes of successfully hiring the best tech pros as they struggle to adjust to a competitive IT Recruitment job market.

And with 70% of SVA Recruitment’s clients also stating that the company’s rate of replacement has increased in the last few years, this shows that the tech industry’s recruitment is increasing.

Plans are in place on offering bonuses and incentives, providing IT equipment and internet needs for work from home arrangements, paid leave, insurances, and other benefits they can offer to attract new talents and retain the current ones. The company’s budget, competitors, location, workplace culture are just some of the components that affect the starting salary.

Some companies are getting the upper hand in hiring candidates for the hot jobs this year - from security-related to data-focused roles and showed the average salaries based on years of experience in each position.


Looking back on 2021, here were our most requested jobs to fill by employers, which we found the most competition for candidates, and we think will continue to be in major demand in 2022:


Application / Software:

  1. Full-stack Developer



  • Designing, developing, installing, testing, and maintaining software systems
  • Coding, designing, building websites/apps / mobile apps


Required skills and experience:

  • Knowledge of multiple programming languages: C#, C++, HTML, .NET, SQL Server, Java, and Microsoft
  • Experience in web, software, and mobile applications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science
  • Or Associate Degree with certifications, boot camps, and work experience


See also: Python Is On Its Way To The Top Of The World


  1. Systems Analyst:



  • Solve business problems by designing techniques and analyzing systems
  • Fix issues and problems in an economical and efficient way
  • Test programs and databases
  •  Ensure the operation of security audits
  •  Create and maintain documentation on systems in the organization


See also: Alternative Careers are to look out for if you are a Programmer: Going off the beaten Developer Path!


Required skills and experience:

  • Creative and have strong communication and problem-solving skills
  • Data analysis and programming skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science / IT / engineering / IS


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  1. Web Developer:



  • Develop web-based apps for business requirements
  • Code and script applications
  • Build, optimize, and maintain a secure web page and applications
  • Efficiently communicate with stakeholders
  • Perform regular site audits and regular maintenance


Required skills and experience:

  • Experience using tools such as WordPress, AWS, MYSQL, JavaScript, Ruby, CSS, and other popular frameworks and programming languages.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong coding skills


See also: Current Trends: Programming Languages to Build Up Programmer Careers


  1. Data Scientist:



  • Work and manage the data architecture design and data flow from end-to-end
  • Deploy, maintain and improve AI models. Developing a machine learning platform and automating data processes.
  • Efficiently communicate with stakeholders


See also: How to Start Off your Career in Data Science now


Required skills and experience:

  • Experience programming using such as Python
  • Able to implement AI models such as NLP, CV, OCR, Machine Learning etc
  • Should be familiar with database, framework structure, storage, and format.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong analysis skills


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Infrastructure / Operations:

  1. Network and Systems Administrator:



  • Troubleshoot and handle the company’s daily operations of computer networks 
  • Need to be on call in case of an emergency or failure

Required skills and experience:

  • Knowledgeable in LAN/WAN protocol, software, and hardware
  • Strong communication, analytic, and diagnostic skills
  • Professional certifications- CCNA, MCSE, VMWare, etc
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science


See also: 2022’s 10 most important IT Certifications


  1. IT Security:



  • Secure the company’s network through designing and implementing IT security systems and solutions


Required skills and experience:

  • Experience in designing, analyzing, installing, and implementing IT security systems
  • Experience with firewalls, antivirus, IDPS concepts, and patch management
  • Knowledge of computer networks for future security flaws and risks
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science
  • Professional certifications- CISSP etc


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  1. Help desk / Technical Support:



  • Customer service and troubleshooting


Required skills and experience:

  • Technical and soft skills
  • Tier 1: For entry-level positions that require less than two years of experience, an associate degree or coursework at a technical school
  • Tier 2: For positions requiring two to four years of experience, a two-year or bachelor’s degree, and relevant work experience
  • Tier 3: Four or more years of experience in a help desk setting, a bachelor’s degree in a related field, and professional certifications


  1. IT Manager / Project Manager:



  • Analyze the organization’s tech need for upgrades or new tech
  • In charge of business IT goals
  • Manage computer hardware and software planning, implementation, and maintenance
  • Control IT security and budget


Required skills and experience:

  • Strong customer service, communication, and management skills
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Business management and general business operations knowledge
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer / Information Science with related work experience


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  1. Cloud Architect:



  • Handle the organization’s network and cloud projects and applications


Required skills and experience:

  • Strong understanding of multiple operating systems
  • Networking and programming skills
  • Knowledge in cloud services: Amazon Web Services, ITSM, I&O
  • Experience in networking and scaling cloud applications
  • Communication skills


  1. Database Administrator (DBA):



  • Implementation, access, storage, backup, replication, partitions, accessibility, and efficiency and operation of the servers while keeping an eye on data security
  • Ensure accessibility of the data to users, Maintain daily operations of database system
  • If an Architect: Design and build the software in database managing


Required skills and experience:

  • Design, build, monitor, and optimization of servers
  • SQL, Linux, Oracle skills
  • Database administration
  • Data analysis and report
  • Data management
  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science


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Silicon Valley Associates is ideally positioned to support the continual demand from tech companies and IT Departments looking to hire in Hong Kong, Asia, and Worldwide. Please let us know if you would further advise on the above topic or your hiring needs


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