Croatia is an excellent place for investors who want to expand their business in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. With a population of only 4 million inhabitants, Croatia’s market potential is relatively small in global terms, but Croatian consumers and companies have already proven their ability to rapidly absorb new technologies. That is why Croatia can be an ideal pilot market for the development and application of new technologies in the field of software development.

Siemens, Ericsson Nikola Tesla, Microsoft Croatia, Oracle, Atos IT Solutions and Services, Constellation Software Group (IN2) and Danieli Systec are just some of the eminent international corporations that have recognized Croatia’s human resource capacities.

Besides foreign investors, numerous internationally recognized Croatian companies have seen rapid development, such as Infobip (unicorn), Infinum, Microblink, Infodom, Agrivi, Q, Span, Electrocoin, Serengeti, Sedam IT i Syntio, which are regularly found on the Financial Times’ list of Europe’s fastest-growing companies and the Deloitte’s list of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Central Europe.

The sector is expanding and employs more than 62,000 people across more than 14,000 companies. The average gross salary is € 2,300.  

  • 14,087 companies (CBS, 2022 – provisional data)
  • 62,713 workers (CBS, 2022 – provisional data)
  • € 2,300 average gross salary (CBS, 2023)