The development of the IT & Software industry is part of the key
priorities of the government. It has stable growth of around 30% per
year. Bulgaria ranks 3rd in world for certified IT professionals per
capita and 8th in the world in terms of absolute numbers. Among key
advantages of the industry is highly qualified workforce ,
competitive pricing, many talented youngsters majoring in IT and
long traditions. Positive factors for the continual growth and
stable development of the industry are the strategic geographic
location and stable political and macroeconomic environment.
years ago Bulgaria was recognized as the "Soviet Silicon Valley" - a
center that for many decades supplied hardware and software to the
Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.
Over the last decade, Bulgarian software specialists have gained a
worldwide reputation of talent and competence. The number of
Bulgarian developers working successfully in the international IT
industry demonstrates the dynamism and potential of the Bulgarian
software sector. Subsidized during the communism era, this sector is
currently booming despite the major difficulties which Bulgaria is
experiencing in its painful transition to capitalism. Thus, the
professional field of information technologies is becoming ever more
attractive to Bulgaria's young generation, especially among college
and university students.