More than half of Hong Kong firms are actively scouting for fintech professionals, according to a survey conducted by the University of Hong Kong, Cyberport, and the Hong Kong Productivity Council .The survey found that about 57% of Hong Kong's firms are actively scouting for fintech professionals, especially technical experts. The survey showed that the gap in salary expectations was found to be the main reason for the fintech talent crunch, with the lack of relevant skill sets being the second issue. The survey involved interviews with 12 executives from financial and fintech firms in December 2021, followed by surveys of over 390 companies in the financial services industry in May-June this year. It also found that the technical roles most in demand included application and software developers, artificial intelligence/machine learning specialists, blockchain/digital currency specialists, system architects and cloud specialists, and data scientists.
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