DB Global Technology, the technology center in Bucharest of Deutsche Bank, together with Catalyst Solutions, developed a study among IT professionals from diaspora and found out that 77 percent of Romanian IT specialists established in foreign countries are considering returning home.
However, out of these, 43 percent are very little or not at all informed about the IT sector evolution in Romania. Out of the IT specialists who are not considering returning home, 40 percent believe it would be difficult to save money in Romania.
Both the Romanian specialists who were willing to return home, as well as those who already returned, said that the most important criteria for their decision were the salary, the perks and the opportunities of professional development. Also, 80 percent of those who work in foreign countries think that the political context, the healthcare system and the education system are crucial.
„IT sector in Romania has a high potential and offers several opportunities for specialists in search of professional development. The results of the study shows that both the Romanian professionals’ availability from diaspora to return home, as well as the necessity of offering complete and updated information about the benefits of a career in Romania,” said Iulia Cirmaciu, HR director DB Global Technology.
„The ANIS estimations shows that in 2017 the IT industry in Romania exceeds EUR 4 million worth revenues and the forecasts show possible annual growths of minimum 15 percent in the last 3-5 years. Both the bid companies segment and the start-ups offer extremely interesting offers. We expect for the next years that Romania strongly position as the most active technology hub in the region,” said Valerica Dragomir, executive director ANIS (Union’ Association of Software and services Industry).
IT Community Relocation Survey was developed by DB Global Technology și Catalyst Solutions, on a sample of 400 Romanian IT specialists, in countries such as Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany or UK.