The massive push to the technology sector by the Hong Kong government has resulted in a huge proliferation of tech startups. The traditional industries in the city like banking, finance, trade, and real estate are being disrupted by such rapid technological changes. Of course, technology is a very broad sector and encompasses many different skills, roles, and interest areas. Another critical feature of the tech industry is that it keeps evolving swiftly. As a result, new skills are always coming into the picture even as old skills become obsolete. And the need of the hour is constant skills update and learning! Also, a lot of the new skills are easy to pick up only if you already have a related skill set. Therefore, it’s important to constantly be aware of how the industry is evolving. It’s also important to be open to learning at any time in your tech career.
Xccelerate are well placed in the tech and startup ecosystem to know which of the roles and areas are currently top of the list of tech careers in Hong Kong in 2019. We recommend you check out their comprehensive breakdown of the overall employment scenario in Hong Kong, the potential for tech in the city, and the top tech jobs in Hong Kong that are on the boom in 2019.
Here we’ve picked five exciting tech jobs that you should be thinking about to future proof your career.
Data Science & Analytics
Data Science is one of the most upcoming areas in the tech industry. According to a KPMG survey, 81% of enterprises now rely on analytics to improve their understanding of customers. For example, 92% of C-level executives use analytics to get better marketing insights.
Most companies have realised that robust analytics can help them make better decisions. However, analytics is one of those areas where you can generate meaningful insights only when you have the right talent. Companies need people who have a solid problem-solving ability as well as technical knowledge of analytics tools like Tableau, R, and Visual Analytics. That’s why analytics is one of the most sought after tech careers today.
Data scientists are in demand not just in technology companies but even more traditional sectors like supply chain, finance, and real estate. Therefore, Hong Kong, with its strong services sector, is hiring data scientists and analysts on overdrive.
To get started, we recommend taking on a powerful yet accessible coding language: Python.
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Technology has now become a big part of people’s lives with apps and websites for daily tasks being a major part of the everyday routine of most people. It’s now more important for companies to keep these apps and websites as simple and easy to use as possible.
That’s the job of UI (User Interface) and UX (User Experience) designers to understand how users engage with tech products. They then design products which give customers the simplest yet most attractive layout and the smoothest experience. As all tech companies are competing with many others that offer a similar service, having an intuitive UI/UX has become critical.
Legacy systems based on proprietary servers are now becoming outdated. They operate on logic which is fast becoming obsolete. Cloud-based servers are much safer, more efficient, and easier to use. They also come up with lesser upfront costs and more scalability.
As a result, many companies in healthcare, banking and finance, and real estate are now moving to cloud-based infrastructure. Many of these companies have customer data which is extremely confidential and prone to cyber attacks.
Therefore, many companies are looking for engineers who have the expertise to migrate from hardware servers to cloud-based servers. These engineers not only migrate the software but also help maintain it. They can also build and operate a system on a cloud-based server from scratch. Since Hong Kong is home to so many services-based companies, the colossal demand for cloud specialists is going to be evergreen.
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