Hong Kong is poised to strengthen its position as a key digital market in Asia Pacific. In recent years, HK has taken a backseat to digital technology hotspots Shenzhen and Singapore. But with new ventures and concerted efforts from industry leaders, HK is seeing a new surge in interest and opportunities.
On 21st December 2016, The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced the implementation of the Cybersecurity Fortification Initiative (CFI) with an aim on improving cyber resilience of Authorised Institutions (AI). This move resulted in significant spike in the need for more cyber security experts. The demand of some expert and specialised roles is such that some roles are left unfilled for up to six months.
In recent news it was revealed that Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission is teaming up with similar organisations in Dubai to promote further financial technology innovation. This rise of Fintech and Insurtech is spurring on a new focus in other subsectors of digital technology, particularly marketing tech (this includes CMS, analytics and SEO).
We spoke to Ken Lam, Managing Consultant at Cogs Hong Kong for the low-down on the most in-demand skillsets and digital tech job roles there.
Ken Lam gave a rundown of 3 key roles he’s currently looking to fill:
- Full stack developer using React + Node.js/PHP for one of the fastest growing start-ups in Hong Kong.
- Android Developer at a consumer tech company in Hong Kong who are looking to expand into the US.
- QA engineer to embed automaton and mobile development into this next generation technology SME’s development framework.