Despite the turbulent political situation, Morgan McKinley Hong Kong’s salary guide showed continuous market demand for talents with knowledge in the e-commerce and 5G technology space.
2019 was a challenging year for the economy, with a technical recession compounded by a tough political situation that impacted all areas of the economy in the second half of the year.
However, with Hong Kong’s industry structure weighted towards finance, property, professional and trade-related service industries, Morgan McKinley saw continued demand for technology, IT, IoT and 5G skills. There was also a noticeable shift in the demand for highly mobile talent within the technology and Chinese institutions for skills within the Greater Bay Area.
‘We have continued to see demand within the risk and compliance sector, technology and marketing within the e-commerce and data lead disciplines, alongside an increased demand in HR (employee relations) and contracting.’ said Robert Sheffield, Managing Director – Greater China, Morgan McKinley Hong Kong. ‘Specifically, contracting within the technology and finance and accounting sector has remained buoyant.’