El Salvador has distinct benefits compared to other outsourcing destinations around the world like full workday overlap with the US, excellent English language skills and cultural similarities, close travel proximity, robust IT programs and a growing base of employable programmers. El Salvador is a good choice to look for an outsourcing partner. It’s one of the best places for outsourcing in Latin America.
TALENT POOL & EDUCATION
As the education sector of El Salvador continues to flourish, we see a growing number of technical graduates. San Salvador has no shortage of IT talent. As a Latin American country, U.S. and U.K. standards are considered the norm for business situations. San Salvador is considered the hub of higher education, with 14 of the 15 most popular universities located in San Salvador. Technology students focus on the following; Web and mobile app development, Analytics, Blockchain and Database technology.
The primary language in El Salvador is Spanish, however, there’s English proficiency is high.
El Salvador's economy has been hampered at times by natural disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes, by government policies that mandate large economic subsidies, and by official corruption. Subsidies became such a problem that in April 2012, the International Monetary Fund suspended a $750 million loan to the central government. President Funes' chief of cabinet, Alex Segovia, acknowledged that the economy was at the "point of collapse."
Thirty years ago, Civil War devastated El Salvador through terrorizing and targeting civilians, the recruitment of child soldiers and other human rights violations, mostly by the military. But a focus on the future has turned El Salvador into a rising software outsourcing destination. Now you’ll find developing technologies, innovation, and an entrepreneurial community ready to solve the country’s youth unemployment problems. Sitting six spots above the United States on the 2018 Global Peace Index, El Salvador is a nation well-known for gang violence similar to major U.S. cities. Though a favorite focus of media reports, gang violence has a minimal, if any, effect on business and the majority of the population, including tourists.