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Key facts on Human Resources Availability

  • Bulgaria’s solid traditions in informatics education bring qualified ICT specialists to the market
  • 220 high-schools with ICT-focused curricula backed up with a solid language preparation
  • Over 15 Universities offering majors in ICT
  • A range of ICT Certificate programs available, ranking Bulgaria 3rd in Europe with regard to ICT Certified professionals
  • Substantial supply of specialists, including educated abroad
  • Competitive wages

 

By Computerworld 2016, the average monthly wage in the ICT sector is about 1 510 EUR

 

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  • The number of jobs in the software industry grows by 4.8% per year
  • About 1 780  IT Bulgarians are registered as free lancers, according to web-side https://www.elance.com
  • Only 1% of total employment in Bulgaria are employed in IT sector
  • Despite the economic crisis in recent years employers in the IT sector continued to hire staff
  • The average monthly wage has increased by nearly 36% in 2009-2011, according to National Statistical Institute
  • Web programmers and specialists with JavaScript are among the most wanted employees
  • The main group of employees is between 25 and 34 years old and nearly 65% are under the 34

 

High-school education

 

Bulgarian schools  are traditionally providing high-quality education in the fields of mathematics and informatics. In the last 15 years Bulgarian students have won 10 gold, 22 silver and 22 bronze medals at the International Olympiad in Informatics.

Currently there are 220 schools in different regions in Bulgaria that offer specialized preparation in ICT.

Approximately 16 000 students receive a solid background in ICT right after graduating from school.

English is the language offered in addition to ICT training in most schools (82%) with German and French programs being also widely spread.

 

Academic Achievements abroad

 

Bulgaria has one of the highest proportions of students abroad from all European countries and 17% of those returning to the country have majored in Technical studies. According to Deutsche Welle Bulgarians represent the second largest foreign student community in Germany, after Chinese. Economics and Computing are the most popular majors among them.

 

  • Technical University - Varna

    Technical University - Varna

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  • Technical University of Sofia

    • 22 654 students • Departments in automation, machine and equipment, transport equipment, electronics and electrical engineering, machine building, engineering, etc.

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  • University of Plovdiv

    University of Plovdiv

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  • Sofia University

    Faculties of Modern languages, Philosophy, Law, Pedagogy, Journalism and Communication, Economics and Business Administration, Mathematics and Informatics, Natural Sciences

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  • Pravets Vocational School of Computer Technology

    Accredited by the Technical University of Sofia in 1986. Over 2 000 ICT graduates.

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  • Sofia High School of Mathematics

    Specializes in mathematics and informatics for students between the grades of four and twelve; Intensive language programs introduced in the curricula.

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  • University of Plovdiv

    12 000 students; Faculties of Economic and Social studies, Mathematics and Informatics, Modern languages, Law, Philosophy and History

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  • Technical University of Varna

    4 500 students; IT majors include:Software and Internet Technologies, Computer systems and technologies

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  • American University In Bulgaria

    1 200 students; Private University.

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  • New Bulgarian University

    12 000 students; Private university; Specializes in Social sciences, Natural Sciences and Technologies, Arts.

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