Why the IT industry continues to be “hot” in Vietnam in the next 10 years?
The growth of a particular profession or job is determined by many factors. However, with Information Technology (IT), the following 3 factors are considered as “leverage” continues to bring this industry to the top position in the Vietnamese labor market in the next 10 years.
Scarcity of IT human resources
IT is a large and fast growing field, you can find a multitude of job opportunities, such as website development, systems analysis, information management, software specialist, machine hardware. calculation, maintenance …
According to VietnamWorks statistics, in the past 3 years, the number of jobs in IT – Software industry has increased by an average of 47% per year. However, the number of personnel in this industry only increased at an average rate of 8%.
Do a simple calculation, with the low annual human resource growth as mentioned above, the IT human resource in Vietnam is at an alarming rate and is forecasted to lack 1 million IT by 2020. Therefore, the number of students After graduation, IT schools are often admitted to businesses such as Sam Sung, Viettel, CMC, Harvey Nash, VTC …
A quick survey on the current labor market, the average salary for newbies (Fresher) in the IT field ranges from 5-8 million VND. For experienced staff and team leaders, the salary ranges from 15 to 20 million dong and 20 to 30 million dong respectively. Especially for those employees who go abroad to work, the salary can be up to 2,000 – 5,000 USD / month.
The market is always thirsty for human resources, especially qualified human resources. Therefore, in the next 10 – 15 years, IT will still be a hot industry for not only students, but also employees – those who want to seek new opportunities, different from their majors. study on the lecture chair
IT career is suitable for Vietnamese character
In an article sharing about Vietnamese culture and character, Prof. Dr. Vu Minh Giang said that Vietnamese people are quick and resourceful, very good at handling situations. In a sense, there are also many bad things due to the tradition of wet rice farming such as arbitrary, eating guava, eating less steps … But from another perspective, that “arbitrary” is the foundation of a thinking. agile, flexible, adaptable and good at responding to situational solutions, very suitable for the IT field.
GS. Giang cited Japan’s success in the industrial revolution thanks to the very strict character of the Japanese nation’s discipline. But right now they are not an IT powerhouse. But there are many Vietnamese people working in large software companies in Silicon Valley (USA).
Most recently, information about Uber’s technology director – Mr. Pham Thuan, a native of Vietnam, has also been updated on many mass media in Vietnam. He was a boat person nearly 40 years ago. Mr. Thuan is another clear demonstration that Vietnamese people’s capabilities and qualities are relevant to IT, including high technology.
Same starting line with leading technology corporations
If 10 – 15 years ago, the level of Vietnamese IT enterprises was still quite far away from the world’s leading technology corporations such as IBM, Microsoft, Cisco, Infosys …, now this gap has shortened. significantly with the advent of new technology waves such as Cloud, Mobility, Big Data, IoT (Internet of Things) …
According to Mr. Truong Gia Binh – Chairman of Vinasa Software Association, the whole world is moving from the server model – workstation (Client – Server) to mobile technology, cloud computing, big data. This means that Vietnam has the opportunity to stand with the rest of the world at the starting point in this technology transfer race.
The opportunity of the new technology wave not only creates more jobs for Vietnamese enterprises, but also creates opportunities for people learning / working in the IT field to participate in global projects right in Vietnam, or work abroad.
Source: AUM Việt Nam