Economic crisis bypasses IT market this year

The IT market in Serbia faced a great challenge as a result of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. A large number of IT experts from these countries came to Serbia to be able to continue working, and it was assumed that employment would slow down considerably due to the crisis.

However, according to data collated by the largest IT recruitment site, the number of job advertisements in this sector increased by 26% in the first six months of 2022 compared to the same period last year.

Working from home is one of the biggest advantages employers offer IT professionals. Companies are aware of this, so the number of ads for remote jobs has increased by an incredible 114%. The aforementioned data also show that an increasing number of foreign IT companies are looking for experts from Serbia and this can pose a serious challenge for local employers in terms of retain their employees.

The share of remote job ads in the total number of IT job ads is so large that now one in three IT employers is offering the possibility of working from home.

The data also show that it is increasingly difficult for companies to recruit mid- and senior-level experts. Companies were searching for mid-level experts in 60 per cent of the advertisements, while 30 per cent of the advertisements were for senior experts.

Employers are hiring fewer and fewer beginners, i.e. those with less IT experience. The number of advertisements for young people was only 10% of the total number of ads, but even so, young people find jobs quickly. They count on finding a job within the first month after graduation and hope for an initial monthly salary of between 800 and 1,000 euros.

In the first six months of 2022, employers were often on the hunt for software developers. Some of the senior software developers can earn up to EUR 8,500 a month. In addition to this position, frontend developer, IT help desk personnel, JavaScript engineers and system administrators were also the most sought after. There is a considerable increase in the number of advertisements for positions as IT manager, as well as IT project and product managers.

In most cases, employers sought candidates with good knowledge of programming languages such as JavaScript, Java, Python and SQL. From additional technologies, knowledge of Git, Linux, REST and agile software development is particularly in demand.

(Hello World, 04.08.2022)



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