The IT Industry in The Philippines: General Profile & Insights
The Philippines is gaining traction in terms of providing outsourcing services not only for customer support but also for outsourcing tech services to different foreign businesses. What's promising about the Philippine IT industry is that it's still growing despite the economical and legislation challenges the country faces.
According to salary explorer, the average salary in the web industry in the Philippines is estimated to be around 750 USD/mo, making the country one of the cheapest IT service providers in the region. Due to this factor, the Philippines is considered to be a good outsourcing opportunity for many international web agencies and IT companies.
Why you should work with Philippines IT companies
Most of the Philippines’ web agencies and IT companies provide services for a significantly lower price than you can find in any other country in the region. Another reason why Philippines IT companies are attractive is the local talent pool. Based on a report of the Philippine Statistics Department, in 2019 there were more than 175K professionals working for 5300 IT companies in the country, which ensures a high productivity rate and helps small IT companies transform into medium and large competitors that ultimately reach global market.
What to be aware of when working with Philippine IT companies
The good production rate of IT companies from the Philippines are balanced by sub developed business culture, and lack of global-level IT specialists in most of the companies. The contrast becomes higher with an underdeveloped IT education system in the country which makes the Philippines companies to lower the price rate below the ASEAN average.
How reliable are Philippines IT companies
Considering the latest evolution of the IT sector in the country and the increasing number of foreign companies investing in the digital sector, Philippine companies have improved their reputation on the world level by implementing the minimum standards required by potential foreign clients according to Rappler.
With all these, not many IT companies managed to exit the internal IT market and create a well-known name on a global level. This is why, Tech Behemoths recommends taking a closer look when selecting a potential partner for web, software, and mobile projects from the Philippines, but as well as from any other country.
How Philippines IT industry relates to the neighboring countries
With a lot of competitors in the region, like China, Japan, Singapore, and Indonesia, the Philippines still need to progress to reach a quality competitive level in the region. On the other hand, cheap prices for web & IT products and services attract small and medium businesses to invest and cooperate with Philippine-based IT companies.