Robert Walters Salary Survey 2021 shows technology leads transformation in the Taiwan job market
Co-launching the fully digital survey with European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan, Robert Walters reveals specialist roles healthcare and supply chain will also be in high demand
Taipei – The job market in Taiwan is being driven by technology as the pace of digital transformation is accelerated across sectors in the wake of the pandemic, according to the first-ever fully digital Salary Survey 2021 by Robert Walters, the world-leading specialist professional recruitment consultancy. The new interactive platform provides localised and global insights from hiring markets across 31 countries to help guide employers and candidates on salaries. This year's insights highlight that the overall hiring market in Taiwan will be driven by digitalisation, with demand for talent in digital transformation, digital marketing and e-commerce across all industries.
Despite the uncertainties and upheavals in 2020, hiring activities in Taiwan rebounded relatively more quickly than other parts of the world. Key findings show that around 73% of professionals intend to look for new jobs across sectors and employers are mostly looking to hire candidates with niche skillsets, soft skills, English capability and strategic mindset. In the current environment, the demand for job security is high and only 55% of professional are expecting a pay rise in 2021. The survey also reveals 76% of mid-senior levels/managers are likely to receive a bonus in 2021.
Tech and digital transformation will continue to be a key growth area
The growth focus in the technology sector will continue to create new business opportunities. According to the industry survey conducted by Robert Walters, tech talents can expect to receive a 10-15% salary increment when changing jobs. This is being driven by local and international companies across almost of markets, as well as Taiwan's more traditional technology areas.
John Winter, Country Manager of Robert Walters Taiwan says, "As might be expected, technology hiring has been a main feature of the market and we have seen many companies look to aggressively add to their headcounts. While Taiwanese companies continue to repatriate some operations from Mainland China, investment from overseas companies is also accelerating in creating many opportunities particularly for software, AI and IOT engineers."
Healthcare sector will continue to recruit for specialist roles, particularly in market access
Healthcare will continue to generate a number of market access positions as well as other technical roles that require candidates with deep knowledge of therapeutic areas and regulatory requirements. We anticipate seeing more multi-country roles residing in Taiwan and some commercial roles replaced by digitisation. Candidates of medical or commercial capabilities and those possessing digital transformation experience can often command more than 15% salary increment for a job change. John added, "Taiwan's healthcare market is very mature, that other parts of Asia are expected to compete for high-performing and senior healthcare talent to move overseas from Taiwan when the borders reopen."
Supply chain professionals to be optimistic about job opportunities
Supply chain has been similarly buoyant particularly for those manufacturing organisations which have sorted to diversify risk away from Mainland China. Many multi-national companies have implemented a China +1 strategy and Taiwan has been benefiting from this. All candidates with digital experience have been in high demand, particularly for sales and marketing professionals. There has also been an increase in demand for roles in e-commerce merchandising, demand prediction and third-party logistics management. In such a competitive market, candidates can expect a salary increase of 15-18% if offered an external opportunity.
About Robert Walters
Established in 1985, Robert Walters is one of the world's leading specialist professional recruitment consultancies spanning 31 markets. The Taipei office specialises in placing candidates in the following specialities: accounting & finance, healthcare, human resources, sales & marketing, supply chain, logistics & procurement, and tech & transformation.
About the Robert Walters Salary Survey
For more than 20 years, employers and professionals alike have relied on the Robert Walters Salary Survey to help them make critical decisions for their businesses and careers. This year, the new digital edition of the Salary Survey gives easy access to all the salary and market trends. In addition to a comprehensive guide to salaries for thousands of roles in 31 countries, the new digital Salary Survey is packed with helpful tools and resources for hiring managers and job seekers alike, including the latest trends and analysis for different industries, as well as video updates on market conditions from industry experts.
 This statistic is based on industry research conducted by Robert Walters in Taiwan during the period of October to November 2020.
［台北訊］國際專業人才招募顧問公司華德士 (Robert Walters) 最近發表的《薪資調查2021》報告（以下簡稱《報告》）顯示，，由於疫情加速各產業數位轉型，台灣就業市場仍是以科技業為主要動力。該公司的最新數位平台內，從31國的徵才市場歸納出地方及全球趨勢，協助雇主和求職者瞭解薪資結構變化，今年結果顯示，由於全球科技製造廠及數位化需求強勁，台灣整體徵才市場相當重視各產業數位轉型、數位行銷、電子商務等領域的人才相當搶手。
華德士(Robert Walters) 成立於1985年，是全球最大的國際專業人才招募顧問公司之一，業務遍及31國，台北辦公室專長涵蓋下列領域：會計與財務、醫療、人力資源、銷售與市場行銷、供應鏈、物流與採購、科技與轉型。