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Excerpted from the Korea Career Guide

In spite of increased competition from other countries, South Korea will remain a major player in the global IT market, and the high skills of its workforce will help drive the country’s economic growth.

IT spending is expected to increase 6.6 percent this year, reaching 21,930 billion KRW. South Korean consumers will continue their IT purchases, as tablets and notebook hybrids see strong growth. Cloud computing, IT outsourcing and software applications will drive IT enterprise growth, with IT services sales likely to grow 8.6 percent this year.

Areas of Job Promise

Virtualization and Big Data: Korea’s emerging virtualization and big data industries are struggling to find enough skilled workers. As businesses adopt these technologies, firms offering these services are facing a shortage of experienced professionals. The greatest demand has been for technical sales specialists and business development professionals. Those with bilingual ability and hands-on technical experience are in particular demand.

Cloud computing: Competition has been so high for cloud computing engineers that they could command raises of as much as 20 percent when they change jobs.

Organizations and Trade Associations

Information and Communication Professional Engineers Association of Korea (ICPEAK)
http://www.icpeak.or.kr/ (Korean only)
ICPEAK focuses mainly on the exchange of technological information and collaborative research between information and communication professionals. It aims to contribute to the development, management and maintenance of effective and stable information and communication systems. It also works to enhance members’ competencies through the global exchange of expertise and insight, and to protect members’ profits and rights.

Suite 309, Science & technology Building
635-4, Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu
Seoul, Korea
Tel: +82-2-563-4500
Fax: +82-2-566-9474
Email: icpeak@unitel.co.kr


Korea IT Times
http://www.koreaittimes.com/ (English only)
The Korea IT Times is an ambitious and forward-thinking magazine that strives to capture the essence of IT news. The magazine provides its readers with comprehensive, intelligent and up-to-date IT industry news and analysis on a monthly basis. On this website, a podcast about the latest issues in IT is provided for the user.

Korea IT Times
13th Floor, iStation Building
561-31 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu
Seoul, Korea 135-377
Tel: +82-2- 3459-0671
Fax: +82-2- 3459-0656

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