IT - Software development job-opportunities in Singapore?

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IT - Software development job-opportunities in Singapore?

Post by JurjenF » Mon, 23 Apr 2012 6:01 am

Dear all,

I'm a senior IT-software developer in Java and Oracle technology. I am considering moving from the netherlands to Singapore (to live with my Singaporean girlfriend).
After searching on the internet I still cannot estimate whether software development, consultancy and IT in general and Java/Oracle development in specific is big business in Singapore or maybe not. I have 2 questions:

-Are there many software development job-opportunities in Singapore (or not?)
-If yes, in which software technology area are jobs available (Java, .NET, Oracle, database, SOA, web or mobile development )?


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Post by zzm9980 » Mon, 23 Apr 2012 9:01 am

1) Yes there are many
2) All of the above.

The unasked question though is "How much do these positions pay?" Probably a lot less than you're expecting, as junior and mid-level developers are a dime a dozen from Indian and make about the same or even less than a friend of mine makes in NL selling bubble tea. (~2k euro/month)

The exception is if you're Sr. level with a rockstar resume, and can convince someone of this. I'd suggest focusing on major MNCs and banks, and going directly to the Jobs sections of their websites.

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