Human resources in the field of information technology are scarce in 2020

Human resources in the field of information technology are scarce in 2020

Along with the global trend of information technology development, Vietnamese and global companies are facing a shortage of human resources, especially in the field of artificial intelligence. In Vietnam in particular, the need for IT human resources will reach more than a million people by 2020.

“The shortage of human resources in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) has become severe across Asia – current human resources sufficient to meet AI work globally only stop at 300,000 people, when millions of professionals are needed. This means that high-tech human resources in the field of AI will still be scarce globally in the near future” – said Dr. Alan Sixsmith – Senior Lecturer Dr. Alan Sixsmith from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).

Currently, employers in Asia are struggling to find qualified IT staff to fill vacant positions. About 18-22% of organizations have difficulty recruiting mid-level IT staff.


“With the growing demand for IT human resources globally, people with IT development and management skills will have an added advantage. Choosing the right source of human resources to meet upcoming opportunities remains a difficult problem for many companies. »

And in Vietnam, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization’s 2018 report on Vietnam’s future digital economy highlights the need to recruit more than a million IT professionals by 2020, with demand for IT skills growing by 47% each year.

Current IT trends in Vietnam include artificial intelligence, cloud storage, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and Blockchain technology. Other important areas include Internet of Things, e-commerce, business processes and IT outsourcing.

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Regarding the role of information technology in Vietnam, Dr Sixsmith said: “A strong IT and digital infrastructure will promote economic growth and productivity.

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With the Vietnamese government’s master plan to develop the e-commerce and information technology industry, it is expected that these industries will contribute 8-10% to Vietnam’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 2020 .

Dr Sixsmith said: “Vietnamese employers need employees with excellent IT skills and digital knowledge, but these employees also need good soft skills and social skills to build a successful career. A team to work and communicate effectively with international clients. »

“Today’s human resources need multidisciplinary skills and experiences as well as creativity, collaboration, problem solving and application of knowledge in practice,” added Dr. Sixsmith.

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