Market Research Analyst (Technology) - Shanghai, China

The Company

Canalys is a leading provider of market analysis and consulting to the converged high-tech industry, its work spanning enterprise, mobility and consumer technology with a particular strength in channel strategy. Recognised globally, its analysts are respected and influential across such diverse areas as smart mobile devices, client PCs, smart speakers, wearable technology, VR/AR technology, unified communications, enterprise security, enterprise networking, data center, cloud and IoT.

Canalys has also developed the de facto standard in channel events, the "Canalys Channels Forum", now running in APAC, EMEA and LATAM, and together with the online channel community "Candefero" can claim a unique combination of marketing tools enabling IT vendors to communicate with and learn from the channel.

The Canalys brand has become synonymous with quality, timeliness and accessibility among a prestigious client base that includes most of the world's leading technology brands. Founded in 1998, Canalys has grown rapidly and now has offices in the United Kingdom, Singapore, China and the US.


Job description

Canalys is looking for a Research Analyst to help support its fast-growing and highly respected worldwide market intelligence services, focusing on mobility.

The Research Analyst will work in an experienced global team analyzing technology and routes to market trends across various enterprise and consumer IT sectors, including smartphones, tablet PCs, wearables, VR/AR, smart speakers and other connected technologies.

The main duties will include face-to-face and desk research on these areas and analysis for quarterly market data, forecasts, written reports and presentations, as well as answering client inquiries. The candidate is expected to write short opinion-led reports around key market trends and events. The candidate may also need to attend vendor briefings, meetings, trade shows and conferences that may include foreign travel. The role will be based out of our Singapore or Shanghai office.

Desired skills and experience

  • Show a strong aptitude for technology. Be apprised of current market trends and a have a keen understanding of the future direction in which the market is headed to.
  • Show initiative and contribute and promote their own ideas and opinions, as well as being very capable of working within a global virtual team environment.
  • Be confident and very comfortable communicating to senior clients over the telephone, face-to-face and in writing.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word, are essential. Knowledge of Access will be an advantage.
  • Strong English language verbal and written skills are essential. Fluency in another language would be an advantage. For roles based in Shanghai, knowledge of spoken Mandarin is a must.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of our company values of Accountability, Quality, Passion, Care, Being Flexible and Thinking Globally.

The successful applicant will join a global, fast-growing and successful company with a relaxed, but hardworking and client-focused culture. We create a platform for innovation and offer an opportunity to become influential in the market. We operate a close-knit working environment, where everyone is treated with respect.


To Apply

To apply, e-mail your CV and an optional cover letter to with the ‘RA18APAC’ in your subject.