Software Development

El Salvador

Why outsource in El Salvador?

El Salvador has become a prime destination for software outsourcing in Latin America, with a significant boom starting in 2005 led by Dell and Sykes. The number of outsourcing firms skyrocketed from 1,000 to over 9,000 by 2010. The country’s firms are well-versed in serving U.S. businesses, with high English proficiency. El Salvador’s proximity to the U.S. offers overlapping work hours and easy travel, with San Salvador being a major educational center and home to top universities. Outsourcing rates in El Salvador are competitive, offering quality development at lower costs than neighboring countries, and the U.S. dollar has been the official currency since 2001.

Talent pool and education

El Salvador has a strong pool of well-educated technical talent. Why? The country has a surprisingly large number of universities for such a relatively small Central American country. Software outsourcing companies in El Salvador focus their programmers on skills including:

HTML – Ruby – Dart – Perl – Java – Scala – C++ – C# – Swift – GO – Fortran – Ada – Python – Rust- PHP – TypeScript – SQL – Lisp – Assembly language – Objective-C – C – COBOL – Kotlin – JavaScript

Developers

What is the salary of a developer? The average salary for a Developer position in El Salvador is U$S 1,168 per month. This information is an estimate based on data from 51,819 sources obtained from companies and employees over the past 12 months.

Backend Programmer

(Full Stacks)

System Logic

JAVA – PYTHON – RUBY – PHP – NODE.JS

Average salary

1,168 US$ / MONTH

Frontend Programmer

Interface Manager

HTML – CSS – JAVASCRIPT – PHP – FRAMEWORKS

Average salary

800 US$ / MONTH

Database System Architect

Structured Query Language HTML

MySQL – POSTGRSQL – MICROSOFT – SQL – SERVER – ORACLE – MONGODB

Average salary

1,000 US$ / MONTH

Backend Position Cost Comparison

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USA
$8.9 k/month
CANADA
$6.7 k/month
SPAIN
$3.4 k/month
UK
$7.0 k/month
ISRAEL
$7.4 k/month
URUGUAY
$3.9 k/month