More than 90% of IT firms seek to expand after COVID-19

Friday, Apr 24, 2020 17:01

IT staff often earn better salaries than other careers in Viet Nam. — Photo doanhnhansaigon

More than 90 per cent of IT firms in Viet Nam want to hire more staff and expand their business after the pandemic, according to the latest report by Navigos Group.

The report, "The situation of IT human resources and the recruitment plan to meet new technology", showed that only 9 per cent of IT firms did not have any recruitment plans while the rest did.

Half of the firms said that they needed to expand their staff by between 11 and 20 per cent, while a quarter needed to expand between 21 and 30 per cent.

The survey results stated three factors that are advantages in setting up a technology firm in Viet Nam, namely competitive labour costs; a stable economy and quality labour force consisting of good education, intelligence and a digital vision. However, it also said the lack of IT human resources was still the biggest challenge for technology firms.

In terms of salary, employers said experienced IT staff have been paid at a higher level compared to experienced staff in other industries. Those with experience are paid US$701-1000 per month while those in other industries were only paid between $251 and $700 per month.

The report also said the skills needed in IT in the next five years included customer-focus product development, digital transformation thinking and complex problem solving.

General director of Navigos Group Viet Nam, Gaku Echizenya, said the report was based on an analysis of a survey between candidates and employers in technology businesses in the country.

Gaku Echizenya said: “The demand for high technology has been acknowledged by many sectors and businesses in Viet Nam as IT can help a lot in developing applications to help ease jobs in dangerous situations such as the pandemic.” — VNS

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