Top 7 most popular programming languages among software engineers in Vietnam

Top 7 most popular programming languages among software engineers in Vietnam

Hiring local software engineers is one of the startups’ biggest challenges found in Singapore. The task is made even more daunting as nine out of ten employers believe there is a scarcity of local tech talent, according to a survey by NTUC Learning Hub.

A recent Microsoft study shows that of almost 1000 employees surveyed in Singapore, over 82% want remote work options to stay. As Singapore companies realised that allowing an option to work remotely has become a matter of talent retention, more are open to hiring remote software engineers in other countries, including Vietnam.

This post will keep you posted on the most popular programming languages in Vietnam so you can decide whether hiring remote software engineers in Vietnam is a sound option for you to handle your product.

Here are the top seven, according to our recent report on hiring remote software engineers in Vietnam:

  • Javascript
  • SQL
  • Java
  • CSS
  • .NET/C#
  • Python
  • PHP

Javascript was the most popular among other programming languages in Vietnam

JavaScript was the most commonly used programming language among software engineers in Vietnam, whereas React, Nodejs & Angular were the top 3 choices of Javascript frameworks. Seeing Javascript in the Top eight is hardly surprising as the programming language’s ubiquity, flexibility, and extensibility have made it chosen to learn by most of the software engineers in Vietnam.

Most popular stacks among software engineers in Vietnam
Most popular stacks among software engineers in Vietnam

The runner-up is SQL, followed by Java and CSS

SQL, Java and CSS rounded out Vietnam’s top five most-used programming languages. The top relational database management systems to work with SQL are MySQL and SQL Server, while the top choice to work with Java is Spring Boot & Spring.

Stats on software engineers in Vietnam, including their most used programming languages

How about mobile development?

Among Mobile Developers, Vietnamese software engineers selected Java, Swift, and Objective-C as the top three most widely used programming languages. Meanwhile, React Native and Flutter have experienced a significant gain in popularity. AWS gets the first rank regarding Cloud platforms, with more than 35 percent of respondents stating that they used AWS, followed by Microsoft Azure, VMWare, Firebase, and Google Cloud.

Takeaways for tech leaders

Software engineers in Vietnam: their most popular programming languages by seniority
Software engineers in Vietnam: their most popular programming languages by seniority

Below are the most popular software development technologies among software engineers in Vietnam.

  • Front-end: ReactJS and VueJS
  • Mobile: Swift, Java, and React Native
  • Back-end: Java, NodeJS, Python, PHP, and .NET

Technical challenges to solve, companies’ tech stacks, and promotion opportunities are among the most favorable factors for software engineers in Vietnam when considering a new job opportunity.

In terms of salary, though software engineers are among the top highest paid professions in Vietnam, compared to ones with equivalent work experience and skills, the salary of a Vietnamese remote software engineer is typically 60-80% of Singapore’s market-rate salaries.

Keen to explore how we’ve helped 200+ startups and SMBs leaders hire the right remote software engineers in Vietnam? Get in touch now!

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