Demand for IT candidates rose by two-thirds

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In 2021, there was a 65 percent increase in demand for candidates in the IT sector in Serbia compared to the previous year, the HelloWorld.rs website announced today, as reported by Tanjug

Last year, 11.5 thousand positions were available to IT experts on that site, while in 2020, there were slightly less than 7,000 advertised ads.

“Despite this trend, there is still a deficit of IT candidates on the domestic labor market,” the site said.

Last year, the most sought after were IT people with JavaScript programming languages and related frameworks (React, Node, Angular), SQL, Java, Python, C #, .NET, PHP and related frameworks (Symfony, Laravel), and C ++.

The most sought after positions in the IT sector were JavaScript Developer, Java Developer, IT Help Desk / Support, .NET Developer, System Administrator / Engineer and Frontend developer and PHP Developer.

Two thirds of the ads were intended for mediators, ie candidates who have two to five years of work experience and know certain technologies.

Only every tenth ad was intended for juniors, and over a quarter of the ads were for seniors.

IT people most often look for a job on employment sites, LinkedIN and company sites, and then through the recommendations of friends, as well as through social networks.

The research “Pulse of the Serbian IT community” conducted by the site HelloWorld.rs showed that the most important thing for the benefit of the employer for IT people is flexible working hours.

This is followed by work from home and the possibility of constant improvement through education and training.

The top list of benefits then includes private health insurance, and rewards and bonuses, Politika reports.