IT among most in-demand jobs in Vietnam

March 8, 2017 | 02:45 pm GMT+7

Demand for recruitment for Information Technology (IT) jobs has doubled between 2013 and 2016, a recent report by online recruitment company Vietnamworks revealed.


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A programmer in Viet Nam at the moment can earn from US$1,300 to over $2,000 per month.
The trend in IT work has witnessed a change from software outsourcing 15 years ago to the service sector because of the increasing number of software companies and software development centres in Viet Nam.
HCM City remains the largest technology centre of the country, covering 53 per cent of the vacancies. Ha Noi ranked second with 43 per cent of vacancies in 2016.
A programmer in Viet Nam can earn from US$1,300 to over $2,000 per month by equipping oneself with the latest technological knowledge in the market. In particular, people with experience in Objective - C get the highest salaries.
The report highlighted that 81 per cent of employers taking part in the survey plan to raise wages in 2017, with the proportion from 6 to 20 per cent.
Besides providing good salaries, welfare for this kind of job is also attractive to retain talent thanks to the high competitiveness of the IT labour market. Most IT companies nowadays have a welfare policy to encourage worker’s contributions through flexible working hours, modern equipment support, healthcare services and attractive bonuses.
Most of the IT international corporations in Viet Nam have diversity in the welfare system for their employees, for example, promoting worker’s career opportunities by giving them training in developed countries such as United States, Europe, Japan and Australia, paying the 13th or 14th month salary, sharing benefits for employees and rewarding stocks, as well as providing healthcare at office, opening working areas, allowing flexible working hours and minimising overtime hours.
The top five most-wanted skills employers are seeking in 2017 are JavaScript, PHP, C#, HTML5 and Java, of which the requirement for Javascript is increasing owing to the fact that over 50 per cent of companies set this skill as one of their criteria for recruitment.
Moreover, the technology movement in the world is predicted to have an impact on the IT market in Viet Nam, consisting of Cloud computing, JavaScript, Network security and Big Data, as well as Internet of Things and Docker.