China is searching for IT and Engineering specialists, according to the first IT and Engineering Salary Guide by Spring Professional.

Enterprises in emerging markets are currently searching for IT professionals, who can serve various sectors such as supply chain management, customer support services and business process optimisation.

However, there is a scarcity of regional IT and engineering talent as not enough professionals are there to fill increasing demand for specialists surging ahead in 2013.

Spring Professional's newly released IT and Engineering Salary Guide covers the regional markets of China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.

This guide provides insights into Asian labour trends, and the salary ranges represent a reflection of the marketplace in engineering and IT across Asia.

"In the engineering industry, there continues to be a constant insatiable demand for infrastructure of all forms," said Serge Shine, managing director for Spring Professional South East Asia. "Along with renewed optimism in the oil & gas sector, there is a high demand for engineers possessing strong systematic thinking and analytical skills."

Changes in the engineering industry

The report identifies a change in the engineering industry as there are now more energy and natural resources projects as compared to commercial, residential and industrial building projects.

More IT companies are establishing themselves in Asia due to the continued challenging economic environments in North America and Europe.

These reasons have increased the demand for IT professionals in this region and thus more organisations are now seeking out specialised talents. Also, the demand for positions in IT and Engineering consistently increased in Asia throughout 2012.

Several companies are outsourcing their internal IT function to countries such as Malaysia and China; and IT services spending in Asia is forecasted to reach US$141 billion by 2016.

"In NE Asia, we continue to see a specific demand for positions such as systems analysts , manufacturing & production quality control engineers , project engineers and construction project managers," said Brad Miller, Spring Professional's managing director for North East Asia.