Job demand in the Information Technology industry is higher than ever and will continue to grow in the near future.

A report from VietnamWorks, a job recruitment website, said the number of IT jobs posted on the website has doubled in the past three years from 6,792 in 2013 to 14,997 last year.

Vietnam is one of the most affordable countries for IT outsourcing services in the world.

Fifteen years ago, the IT industry was mostly dominated by big outsourcing companies. Now, the trend is moving to quality IT services with more product development companies setting up their development centres in Vietnam.

HCM City continues to be the biggest tech hub in the country, with 53 percent of jobs posted, while Hanoi has emerged as a major competitor with 43 percent posted last year.

According to the survey of VietnamWorks, 40 percent of IT professionals said they would consider changing jobs if a better salary and benefits were on offer.

IT certifications are considered a standard for candidate assessment.

Fifty-four percent of IT companies are willing to pay higher salaries to professionals who hold appropriate IT certificates.

According to the survey, IT professionals receive financial support from their companies for training costs in English, IT skills, and leadership and project management skills.

On the other hand, 79 percent of survey participants said they were learning new skills on their own via the internet.-VNA