VN lacks up to 90,000 IT workers in 2019
15:20 | 17/08/2019

VGP – It is forecast that Viet Nam will be short of 70,000-90,000 information technology (IT) workers in 2019, according to a report by TopDev – an IT recruiting firm.

Specifically, manpower demand is rising fast in such areas like artificial intelligence, data science, big data, and cybersecurity.

Besides, digital transformation has become an inevitable trend, forcing enterprises to recruit IT workers.

Manpower demand in IT sector will increase robustly to 62,829 in 2019, or five times higher  than that of 2015 and 3.4 times in 2016, reads the report.

This year’s manpower demand soars by 56% compared to the previous year, the highest growth rate since 2015.

The high demand is attributed to the new wave of startups initiated by the Government as well as digital transformation trend among enterprises.

Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh account for 59% and 39%, respectively, in terms of the demand of IT workers, according to the report.

Viet Nam has 235 universities, of which 153 universities offer IT courses, producing total output of about 50,000 IT students annually.

Noticeablly, only 30% of the IT students could get job right after graduation while the rest need re-training./.

By Thuy Dung



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