“Polish programmers are the best in the world ” this slogan is often used to encourage the young generation to start a career in the IT industry. The ranking of the countries with the best HackerRank programmers is invoked like a mantra, according to which Poland is on the 3rd place. What the world values our country for ? How is the IT sector developing in Poland ?
To find out what potential lies dormant in the Polish IT industry, just take a look at the latest ABSL report, devoted to the modern business services sector in Poland. In 2008, about 50, 000 people were employed in IT companies, while at the end of March 2020 there are already 338 thousand of them in more than 1.5 centers. The value of the IT market in Poland is constantly growing – by an average of 4 percent a year.
According to the latest ABSL estimates, the modern business services sector accounts for 3.0-3.5 percent of Polish GDP. And such a result would not be possible if it were not for the programmers, because this increase is in particular due to IT centers, which are the most common in the ABSL database (46.5 proc.).
In addition to GDP, Poland took 15th place in the „Digital Nation” ranking (second place in Europe) prepared by Tholons for the „Tholons Services Globalization Index 2019”.
Moreover, our position in DESI 2020, EU digital economy and societies index, is increasing According to the European Commission , which prepared the report, our greatest asset is mobile broadband services. Currently, Poland is on the 23rd place in the ranking.
What encourages representatives of other countries to use the services of Polish programmers?