Communication Information Technology

1.    Overview

Singapore is poised to be an information and technology hub which continues to attract multinational infocomm giants like Microsoft, Oracle, Google, IBM, in addition to international start-ups and exciting user organisations.
The total infocomm revenue remains strong and grew at an annual rate of 13% over 2005 to 2010, reaching $70.4 billion in 2010. Over the same period, the ICT industry’s workforce grew at an annual rate of 5%, employing 141,300 workers in 2010. Demand for infocomm professionals spans from entrant to specialist level jobs (such as software developers, software engineers, system/business analysts) to senior positions (such as solutions architects, enterprise architects and information security consultants).

2.    Career opportunities

Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower has drawn up a list of skills in demand for ICT job as follow which is in consultant with the respective industries and relevant government agencies.
•    Analyst Programmer
•    Software Engineer
•    Database/Network and Computer Systems Administrator
•    System Analyst
•    IT/Project Manager
•    Security Consultant
•    Solution/Software Architect
•    Chief Information Officer
•    Game Producer
•    Game Programmer
•    2D and 3D Artist
•    Animator
•    Character Artist
•    Character Designer
•    Computer Graphic (CG) Artist
•    Concept Artist
•    Director (TV/Film, Animation & Games)
•    Environment Artist
•    Gaffer
•    Games Designer/Level Designer
•    Grip
•    Lighting and Rendering Artist
•    Line Producer
•    Matchmove Artist
•    Modeler and Texture Artist
•    Producer (Film/TV, Animation & Games)
•    Production Assistant (Animation & Games)
•    Rigger
•    Rotoscope Artist
•    Screenwriter/ Scriptwriter
•    Storyboard Artist
•    Technical Artist
•    Visual Effects (VFX) Artist/ Technician
•    Visual Effects (VFX) Supervisor/ Lead

Following are examples of some executive jobs in the ICT industry of Singapore and their wage range:

Job title

Job description

Wage range



• Work with programmers to ensure whatever is developed conforms to specifications.

• Responsible for testing subsystems


$3,500 - $5,000



·    Define a high level enterprise-wide IT architecture

$8,000 - $14,000



• Plan, direct & execute project management activities for an area/ division.

• Monitor schedule & project budget.

• Allocate appropriate resources to deliver projects results.

$6,000 - $8,500

IT Outsourcing


• Plan, direct, manage IT outsourcing projects

$4,000 - $8,000



• Perform IT security analysis

• Identify potential security vulnerabilities.

$5,000 - $8,000

Labour Market Highlights, 2011/ 2012, Ministry of Manpower and Singapore workforce development agency

3.    Top employers

  • Microsoft – Website:
  • Oracle – Website:
  • HP – Website:
  • Samsung Electronics – Website:
  • Google – Website:
  • IBM – Website:
  • Tata Communications – Website:

4.    Advice

According to the Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme (CITREP) establised by the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) in 1996, the following skills are focused to ensure that Singapore’s infocomm manpower continues to remain competitive with the developments in the industry globally and within Singapore.

Critical Infocomm Skills:
(Specialist & above)  
• Data Integration and Information Management
• Infrastructure and Network Management
• ICT in Media and Entertainment
• IT Services and Business Management
• Software Development    

Emerging Infocomm Skills
(Specialist & above)

• Business Analytics
• Cloud Computing
• Green Infocomm
• Infocomm Security
• Mobile Application Development
• Infrastructure/Network/Software Design Architecture

Labour Market Highlights, 2011/ 2012, Ministry of Manpower and Singapore Workforce Development Agency