IT engineers’ salaries soar as supply cannot meet demand

By Dat Nguyen   March 14, 2021 | 08:20 pm PT
IT engineers’ salaries soar as supply cannot meet demand
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IT engineers with five years’ experience are getting paid salaries of VND120 million ($5,200) a month amid rising demand for their skills.

A software/solutions architect in Ho Chi Minh City earns up to VND160 million while a software engineer gets VND120 million, according to recruitment company Adecco Vietnam.

A DevOps engineer, who is responsible for software development and IT operations, can get VND90 million and a data engineer, VND80 million.

As corporations focus on digital transformation, demand for IT personnel is rising, but Vietnam’s pool of qualified candidates is small, it said.

"With the huge rise in demand for digital media, cloud and security solutions, IT infrastructure roles are highly sought after."

IT professionals with good communication skills who adapt quickly to new technology trends have huge opportunities, especially with the rise of artificial intelligence and big data, it said.

For senior positions such as chief information officer and chief technology officer, the salary could go up to VND400 million.

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