The job market for Information Technology and software developer roles in the Philippines has exploded in recent years. There has been a growing, local movement from start-up tech companies working in areas of key web and mobile app innovation. There has also been an enormous influx of foreign businesses establishing dev teams to support their overseas operations. This hive of activity has cultivated a large talent pool of well-trained, foreign exposed, Filipino software engineers who work largely in Manila on cutting edge platforms to be rolled out in all corners of the globe.
Accordingly, the war for tech talent has become increasingly hard-fought in the Philippines. There is an undersupply compared to the demand for experienced, Filipino software engineers, web developers and full stack developers who work with the most in-demand technologies. This has created a highly competitive business environment for attracting and retaining Manila’s top development talent. Gone are the days of advertising for information technology recruiting and software roles and receiving talented candidate inquires. In today’s market the top IT talent are hidden from the sight of job boards and LinkedIn, and they are gainfully employed. Furthermore, they are being treated with special care by their employers to discourage them from leaving.
Nevertheless, if you utilize the services of a top IT headhunting firm or IT recruitment agency in Manila, you will have a partner who understands the competitive landscape and who can help you target, attract, hire and retain from within these “hidden talent pools” for web and software developers in the Philippines.