Find Talent Find a Job

Key jobs in demand for 2024 in Hong Kong SAR

Key jobs in demand for 2024 in Hong Kong SAR
Submitted by Sayoojya on

As part of our 2024 Salary Guide, we have compiled a list of some of the key jobs in demand in Hong Kong SAR this year. From conversations with hiring managers and employers, our expert recruitment teams have identified the following as popular jobs for 2024.

Companies will seek to hire talent with the appropriate skills and knowledge to help them successfully navigate the landscape and harness related opportunities that arise.

Note: These roles are only from within the industries and sectors in which we have recruitment expertise - there will undoubtedly be others that are hotly in demand this year.

1. Network Architect

Network Architects are responsible for network designs and specifications, ensuring that they are aligned with and support business strategies. They produce plans for data communication networks, decide what software and hardware are required, and then work with system engineers to get them rolled out. They are also responsible for researching new technologies for their company’s future needs.

  • Academic Degrees and Certifications
    • Degree in computer science, information systems, engineering or mathematics
    • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
    • Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr)
    • Salesforce Certified Technical Architect
  • Recommended skills for success
    • Governance and assurance
    • IT infrastructure
    • Systems design and integration
    • Problem resolution
    • Inquisitive
    • Analytical thinking
    • Communication
  • Average salary range (per month)
    • $40,000 - $80,000

Search for a job like this

2. Credit Risk Manager

Credit Risk Managers play a critical role in risk management by assessing and identifying credit risk. They are responsible for evaluating the financial health and creditworthiness of potential borrowers, setting credit limits, and monitoring the creditworthiness of existing borrowers. Credit Risk Managers also develop and implement strategies to mitigate credit risk, such as collateralization requirements and credit insurance.

  • Academic Degrees and Certifications
    • Degree in Business Administration, specialising in Finance
    • Certifications such as CRC, FRM, PRM, CCRA, and CPA
    • Professional experience in Finance and Accounting
  • Recommended skills for success
    • Analytical skills and an eye for detail
    • Strong financial modelling skills
    • Risk management expertise
    • Communication and negotiation skills
    • Industry knowledge
    • Continuous learning and development
  • Average salary range (per month)
    • $45,000 - $80,000

Search for a job like this

3. Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) Manager

FP&A Managers are responsible for implementing, developing, and providing commercial financial analysis on company KPIs. The purpose of this role is to deliver data-driven insights that improve decision-making across the business. They manage the data to do with commercial results and use relevant tools to identify how the company can optimise processes to support growth plans, providing support for the forecasting and budgeting processes.

  • Academic Degrees and Certifications
    • Degree - Finance, Accounting and Economics;
    • Fully qualified - CPA, JFAEL, JICPA
    • 10 years of relevant finance experience
  • Recommended skills for success
    • Finance and business analysis
    • Data-driven mindset
    • Strong commercial and business acumen
    • Business partnering
    • Financial/budget management and forecasting
    • System implementation
  • Average salary range (per month)
    • $60,000 - $80,000 (Commercial Businesses)
    • $45,000 - $70,000 (Financial Services)

Search for a job like this

4. Mobile Developer

Mobile Developers, otherwise known as app developers, are responsible for designing, developing, and implementing applications for tablets and smartphones in line with the relevant platform. They are constantly looking for innovative IT solutions that enhance the performance of the app they are working on, from functionality to look and feel.

  • Academic Degrees and Certifications
    • Degree in IT, computer science, software engineering or related field
    • Mobile development specialised course/certification
  • Recommended skills for success
    • Familiarity with mobile operating systems
    • Programming languages such as Java, Swift Kotlin, and JavaScript
    • Connection of backend systems (WebServices, XML, JSON, REST)
    • Development Framework and Tools: Android Studio, Xcode, React Native and Flutter
    • Analytical and structured thinking
  • Average salary range (per month)
    • $25,000 - $65,000

Search for a job like this

5. Portfolio Administrator

Portfolio Administrators play a crucial role in the banking and financial services industry, ensuring the smooth operation and oversight of investment portfolios for clients. They are the backbone of investment management, providing the operational support and administrative expertise that enable Portfolio Managers to make informed decisions and achieve optimal investment outcomes for their clients.

  • Academic Degrees and Certifications
    • Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance
    • Degree in Finance and Accounting
    • Certifications such as CFTe, CIMC, CPM, FRM, FMVA
  • Recommended skills for success
    • Analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Financial modelling and valuation expertise
    • Risk management and mitigation skills
    • Communication and interpersonal skills
    • Market knowledge and industry expertise
    • CEthical and professional conduct
  • Average salary range (per month)
    • $25,000 - $60,000

Search for a job like this

Visit our 2024 Salary Guide to view salary information about a wide range of roles in Hong Kong SAR.