2013-03-19 08:04:56 -
Korea's emerging virtualisation and big data industries are struggling to find enough skilled workers according to the recently released 2013 Salary Survey by Robert Walters, one of the world's leading specialist professional recruitment consultancies.
As more companies adopt technologies to accommodate rapid growth and lower operational costs, firms offering services in virtualisation, storage services and big data management are facing a shortage of experienced professionals. Companies sought technical sales specialists and business development professionals to drive business growth and provide client support for these technologies. Despite a steady supply job-seekers looking to enter this space, the number of professionals with bilingual ability and hands-on technical experience remained extremely limited.
The 14th edition of the Global Salary Survey also reports that competition
for skilled professionals amongst hiring firms was high. As a result, cloud computing engineers could command salary rises from 10 to 20% when changing companies. However for traditional hardware or generalist software sales professionals, salaries remained generally stable at 2012 levels due to reduced business demand for these technologies.
Anthony Modrich, Country Manager of Robert Walters Korea explains:
"Both local and foreign companies expanding in Korea, so employers are demanding technologies that can help improve the productivity of their workforces and keep them ahead of their competition. Though business demand for specialist IT services is steadily increasing, the market is not producing enough experienced professionals with both the experience and bilingual language ability. Given the shortage, salaries should rise as competition for available workers intensifies later this year."
For more comprehensive global market and salary information, request a copy at www.robertwalters.co.kr/salarysurvey .
About the Robert Walters Salary Survey
The 14th annual Robert Walters Global Salary Survey is the most comprehensive review of recruitment market conditions and salary levels available. The Survey features professional positions and industries in South Korea and across our global network of 24 countries worldwide.
About Robert Walters
Since our first office opened in London, England in 1985, Robert Walters has become one of the leading international recruitment consultancies operating across 24 countries in 53 offices worldwide. We use our distinct advantages of size, proven track record and unparalleled global network to provide recruitment solutions across all industry sectors and levels of seniority. www.robertwalters.com
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