Japan Salary Guide 2016


The Robert Half Japan Salary Guide provides indispensable salary information for hiring managers and candidates alike, allowing you to plan payroll, set recruitment budgets, and stay up to date with the latest employment trends in Japan.

Are you a job seeker? Use the guide to discover salary ranges in your industry, establishing an industry benchmark to drive your next salary negotiation.

Are you a hiring manager? Use the salary report to better understand anticipated salary increases, including commentary on the current hiring environment.

Hiring Climate

What to expect in 2016

Hiring activity is rife in Japan, across both financial and technology sectors this year. With an increasing global outreach, companies in Japan are prioritising candidates that have strong communication skills, especially those who are effectively bilingual.

It is still a candidate’s market this year, and companies in Japan need to keep abreast with recruitment and remuneration trends to ensure they stay competitive.

Industry Sectors

Finance and Accounting Salaries

Finance and Accounting

The Finance and Accounting sector remains buoyant with 2 in 5 (43%) CFOs looking to expand their headcount in the first half of 2016. With a greying population, companies are shifting their hiring focus to younger, but experienced professionals to be honed for leadership positions.

Banking and Financial Services Salaries


4 out of 5 (78%) of financial services leaders are confident their firm will grow in 2016. This is in turn driving development of new projects (56%) and new market penetration (50%). The strong growth is however met with challenges in finding suitable skill professionals as cited by 91% of leaders.


Technology Salaries


Strong project management experience and expertise in coding languages like Java, C, SPSS and R are highly sought after skillsets this year. To attract more skilled professionals, 1 in 2 (47%) of companies intend to increase salaries this year.

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