This sector employs 60,000. people. Krakow has become a significant global IT hub

Luc Williams

This year's “Kraków IT Market Report” report was developed by the MOTIFE consulting company and the ASPIRE association, bringing together companies from the business and technology sector in Krakow.

Krakow – a global IT hub

Among the main conclusions of the report for 2024 was the statement that The capital of Małopolska has become a significant global IT hub in recent years. MOTIFE President Michał Piątkowski estimated that a significant part of this success can be attributed to American companies that employ over one third of Krakow's technology specialists.

“They played a fundamental role in shaping Krakow's IT potential, contributing to the development and acquisition of unique skills by the specialists employed there,” he pointed out.

Andrew Hallam, Secretary General of ASPIRE, assessed that Krakow “is a significant technology hub in Europe” and the IT market is the driving force of the entire business services industry. According to him, the pool of positions for IT specialists in Krakow has increased to 60,000.

“There have been two high-profile layoffs in the technology and business services sector in Krakow this year, and yet overall employment growth in 2024 is expected to exceed 6 percent.” – noted the head of ASPIRE.

The largest IT companies in Krakow

According to the data presented the largest IT employers in Krakow are: HSBC, Comarch, Aptiv, Cisco and Motorola Solutions. They employ a total of over 10,000 specialists in this field.

Over the last 12 months, over 20 new foreign IT players have appeared in Krakow, including international so-called unicorns, i.e. private IT companies valued at over a billion dollars. These include: ActiveCampaign, Grammarly, Clari and Tanium.

The Mayor of Krakow, Aleksander Miszalski, quoted in the announcement, emphasized the city's commitment to creating development opportunities for all entrepreneurs – especially those focusing on innovation and using advanced information technologies. “We are trying to ensure that Krakow remains the European leader in attractiveness for these industries, which is why we always focus on dialogue and build inter-sectoral cooperation with business and science,” he pointed out. (PAP)


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