(ENCS) - China's Internet companies still have growing demand for talent despite market uncertainties, according to a report by e-recruitment platform Liepin.
The job website’s report on middle and high-end talents said more than 1,200 companies raised funds or listed on the stock market in the first quarter of the year, including nearly 500 Internet companies that saw demand for talent rise by 57.43 percent year-on-year.
Data shows the Internet industry is still a magnet for top-level professionals. Demand for mid-to-top-tier talent in the Internet accounted for 18.04 percent, while in real estate, mechanical manufacturing and finance sectors the figures are 16.76 percent, 14.08 percent and 11.45 percent, respectively.
Human resources demand from the Internet industry remained strong in the first quarter, accounting for 28.01 percent of the total. China’s Internet industry has entered a period of adjustment, posing ongoing demand for new talent.
Among the top 10 new fields offering the largest number of job opportunities, demand for Internet + education professionals ranks first, with year-on-year growth of 91.42 percent, followed by e-sports, up 89.50 percent, and AI-related jobs at 44.30 percent.
The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and Yangtze River Delta also showed great demand for Internet professionals, up 27.68 percent and 23.37 percent, respectively, according to the report.
Among middle and high-end talent, those in the finance industry received the top salary, earning an average annual pay of 249,500 yuan ($37,168), followed by 234,200 yuan in the Internet sector.
Studies show China's remote education market will hit 200 billion yuan in 2019, spurring the hunt for professionals who excel in both the Internet and education. These professional enjoy an average annual salary of 232,900 yuan.
($1 is about 6.7 yuan)