Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Demand for recruitment for Information Technology (IT) jobs has doubled between 2013 and 2016, a recent report by online recruitment company Vietnamworks revealed.
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 Việt Nam.
HCM City remains the largest technology centre of the country, covering 53 per cent of the vacancies. Hà Nội ranked second with 43 per cent of vacancies in 2016.
A programmer in Việt 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 Việt 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.