Information technology industry in Vietnam manpower shortage until 2020

Sep 13th, 2017

(09-2017) According to a report by the Ministry of Information and Communications in 2017, Vietnam needs about 1.2 million people in the IT sector by 2020, with a shortage of over 500,000 people.
Information technology industry in Vietnam manpower shortage until 2020
IT personnel demand is at the highest level in history

Crisis of IT human resources

According to the latest Vietnam IT job search 2017, the IT job search demand is at the highest level in history with nearly 15,000 jobs recruited in 2016. With nearly 80,000 IT employees in 2017 and 2018, compared with the demand by the end of 2018, Vietnam will lack about 70,000 IT staff. Particularly in HCMC, the demand for this industry is up to 16,200 laborers per year.

Crisis of IT human resources
Mr. Tran Anh Tuan – Deputy Director of the Center for Human Resource Forecasting
And information on HCMC labor market share in the IT industry

Tran Anh Tuan, deputy director of HCMC Center for Labor Market Information and Forecast, said: “Since the signing of many free trade agreements and participation, The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), the demand for human resources in Vietnam is expected to increase sharply with more than 6 million jobs added.

In particular, the information technology industry with the characteristics of continuous development, if we previously only know about hardware, software and computer network, this group has appeared in many new industries related such as Security Programming, 3D game programming, 3D graphic design programming and 3D animation programming … This has resulted in a continuous rise in human resource demand, while the number The number of graduates has not met both qualitative and quantitative. ”

Mr. Truong Quoc Dung (Student Affairs Office of Information Technology University – VNU) also said: “One of the hot sectors of the school is software engineering is always” “Students since you were studying.

By the 3rd year when they started to practice, many of them were recruited by these enterprises. Not only domestic enterprises, but also big corporations in foreign countries such as Google always appreciate the level of information technology of Vietnamese students. Therefore, with this industry only skilled and qualified then you certainly never unemployed.

Opportunity open to the IT industry

For the IT industry, Mr. Tran Anh Tuan also revealed many directions for students after graduation: “For this industry, after graduation, students can work in state agencies, joint Domestic, foreign or self-employed. Almost any business needs human resources in this field. ”

IT is an easy start-up industry

Many self-starters in the field of information can be mentioned as Nguyen Hoang Trung, managing director of LOZI application – a start up Vietnam can call the capital “crisis” up to 1 million. Or Le Yen Thanh – a student from the Faculty of Information Technology – University of Science, VNU-HCM was named golden guy of Vietnamese Informatics when Google paid $ 6000 / month to set up their own startup.

Commenting on the common point of many IT students, Le Thanh Thanh said: “I find that Vietnamese students are very good, even when working at Google many of you have a good knowledge of good and good, However, you still have a lot of theory, have not really explored and expanded in your field.

Crisis of IT human resources
Le Yen Thanh – student from Faculty of Information Technology – University of Science, VNU
Named the golden boy of Vietnamese Informatics

The scarcity of human resources in the IT industry while the labor market is always expanding for this industry is explained by Mr. Tran Anh Tuan: “The number of IT students graduated each year is quite high but to be able to do Jobs at the business, students need to cultivate many skills in addition to the knowledge available.

The weakness of Vietnamese students is still passive, not actively explore, especially the foreign language is very poor, this is the reason why you have not found a job and businesses themselves can not find. to work properly “.

According to Tuan, there are three issues of human resource that need to be considered most in the coming time: skill, foreign language and industrial behavior (discipline and responsibility). Not just in the IT industry, but in any profession, students will find it easy to find a job.

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