Robert Walters global salary survey


A positive year for recruitment in 2016    

The Robert Walters Global Salary Survey for 2016 has been released. The annual survey contains recruitment market updates, hiring advice and benchmarks salaries across our global markets.


Hiring trends in Singapore

Continuing 2015 trends, we expect IT to be the most active area of recruitment, with the creation of a large number of new job opportunities. We are also very positive about the contract market in 2016, and anticipate companies will offer growing numbers of contract roles.

Demand for Singaporean talent will continue, following the introduction of the Fair Consideration Framework (FCF) in 2014, which legislated on local employment quotas. There is a strong pool of local accounting, marketing and HR professionals but it will prove more challenging to fill compliance, cyber security and e-commerce roles. In order to fill these roles, employers are encouraged to continue attracting local domestic talent as well as Singaporean talent returning home from overseas.

About the Global Salary Survey

Now in its seventeeth edition, the annual Global Salary Survey is the most comprehensive review of professional salaries and recruitment trends around the world.

The comprehensive book, covering 24 countries, is free and covers the UK and Ireland, Continental Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand as well as North and South America.The Global Salary Survey is based on the analysis of permanent, interim and contract placements made across each of our geographies and recruitment disciplines during 2015.

Download the Salary Survey

For a more in-depth look at our expectations for the recruitment market in Singapore, download the full version of the 2016 Singapore Salary Survey or the 2016 Global Salary Survey.

Compare your salary across a range of global markets and industries. The Salary Survey is also available as an App for download on iOS and Android.

Get in touch with our consultants at or call (65) 6228 0200 for more information on latest market trends and job opportunities.


Career advice

Read more »