Shortage of specialists in Poland's IT sector
PR dla Zagranicy
Low digital competence among Polish youth and a low number of people studying IT casts a shadow over the future of the Polish IT sector, the Puls Biznesu daily has said.
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According to the daily, the shortage of specialists, despite Polish programmers' success at prestigious international competitions and Polish Universities' excellent IT departments, is increasingly worrying.
One expert quoted by the daily said that one of the reasons behind the shortage is the lack of digital skills among young Poles, which in turn is caused by poor IT education in Polish primary schools.
The paper said that, due to the shortage, Polish companies are already hiring IT experts from countries like Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan, but in recent years there are more and more programmers coming to work in Poland from Spain, and even Mexico and Brazil.
The average income in the IT sector in Poland last year is estimated at PLN 12,600 (about EUR 3000) a month, almost three times the income of an average Pole. (tf/vb)
Source: Puls Biznesu