Excerpted from the Russia Career Guide
Outside the developed world, a digital divide still exists, according to the most recent Global Information Technology Report. Despite many improvements, the BRIC countries (of which Russia is one) “still face problems resulting from an insufficient skills base and institutional weaknesses, especially in the business environment, which stifles entrepreneurship and innovation,” according to the report. Ranking 56th, the Russian Federation is one of the best performers among the Commonwealth of Independent States (former members of the Soviet Union). It provides affordable access to a relatively superior IT infrastructure.
Nonetheless, Russia’s IT sector is growing, and technology is penetrating into companies’ business processes as well as into people’s lives, according to recruiting firm Antal Russia.
- The IT consulting, outsourcing and IT infrastructure markets are growing.
- Companies, vendors and service providers are entering the Russian market.
- Companies already in Russia are expanding into regional markets and CIS countries (former members of the Soviet Union).
- The number of start-ups continues to increase.
Areas of Job Promise
Russia’s IT market still suffers from a significant shortage of qualified candidates, according to Antal Russia. Experienced professionals often have multiple offers, and counteroffers are returning to the IT job market. However, employers are now paying close attention to candidates’ motivation, as they seek “employees who are motivated by the level of tasks and prospects of development, rather than just money,” according to the Antal IT Salary Survey 2012.
Organizations and Trade Associations
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
The ACM is the world’s largest computing society. The organization delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. ACM provides the computing field's premier ‘Digital Library’ and serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences and career resources.
Central Russia ACM SIGCHI
50 let Oktyabrya Street 5/2, 28
Tel: 7 495 974 1228
Moscow ACM SIGMOD
Vavilova Street, 44 building 2
Tel: 7 499 129 2098
Fax: 7 495 930 4505
Moscow ACM SIGPLAN
INEUM, 24 Vavilova Street
Tel: 7 499 135 6094
Fax: 7 495 363 9599
Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.cnews.ru/ (Russian, English)
CNews is the largest online publication in the high tech industry in Russia and CIS. The Cnews.ru website was created in 2000 and publishes major news in IT as well as research and analytical materials from all over the world. Every day about 100 news items covering computer hardware, software, information and automation, electronic commerce and telecommunications industries are published on this website.
5th Donskoy proezd 15, building 6
Tel: 7 495 363 1157
This is just a sample of what you'll find in over 100 pages of information in the complete Russia Guide.