Where the jobs are: Finance sector

In the final instalment of an eight-part series, TODAY looks at vacancies in the finance sector
Friday, 03 February 2017
(From top left to bottom right) Mr Leonard Goh, User Interface Designer, GoBear. Mr Gordon Goh, UX Designer at DBS Innovation Group. Ms Cheryl Tan, claims manager at Swiss Re. Mr Imran Shahid Hamid, 28, client manager, Swiss Re. Photo: Raj Nadarajan

Tens of thousands of job vacancies in Singapore go unfilled, even as layoffs are rising. In this new series, TODAY tells you where the jobs are, the salary range in the sectors that are hiring, and how to upgrade yourself if you are making a mid-career change.

In this final part of the series, we look at vacancies in the evolving finance sector. It employs five per cent of Singapore’s total workforce – or an estimated 180,000 workers – across some 2,500 firms. About eight in 10 of those employed (about 80 per cent) are professionals, managers, executives and technicians.

Prone to the effects of volatile market conditions, job security in the sector is never a guarantee. But there is cause for optimism. As the sector continues to adapt to the latest trends and technologies, new jobs with non-traditional roles are also being created in areas such as data analytics and cyber security.