startups in Pakistan are gradually adding growth to the country’s economy in which Careem, Daraz.pk, Zameen.com and Rozee.pk are on top. he IT sector in Pakistan has shown exponential growth for the last 10 years. It has started producing above 20,000 IT graduates and engineers annually (invest.gov.pk). IT exports have increased by 70% in the last three years. Not only this, the
Besides this, the freelancing industry has also evolved after COVID-19 and people are taking it as a serious profession to earn money online.
According to the Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB), there are more than 2000 software companies in Pakistan. Out of all these companies, some can earn a great reputation for the country. Netsol, S&P Global system, and Systems Limited were awarded as the top IT exporters.
So, if you’re an IT graduate and looking for Pakistan IT companies or software houses, here are the best names you should never miss on.
Top 13 Software Houses in Pakistan
10Pearls is an award-winning software house started in Karachi, Pakistan. Now it has footsteps not only in Pakistan but also in USA, UAE, Canada, and Colombia. It’s an equal-opportunity employer known for its culture, learning environment, and strong grasp on emerging technologies. It’s also recognized in the Inc.5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America. They have the highest employee retention rate. If you talk to their employees, you’ll feel satisfaction while discussing the company culture. This makes them number one in the list of top 10 IT companies in Pakistan 2020.
Glassdoor Ratings: 4.0 Founders: Imran Aftab, Zeeshan Aftab Website: www.10pearls.com Strength: Company Culture Office Locations: Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad
2. Systems Limited
Systems Limited is Pakistan’s first IT company that provides business solutions, business process outsourcing services, and software solutions to government and private organizations worldwide. It was also awarded as the best IT exporter of 2019. Headquartered in Lahore the company has earned a great reputation as one of the top software companies in Karachi because of its sustainable environment. It has more than 4000 employees who own strong expertise in all areas of technology.
Glassdoor Ratings: 4.1 CEO: Asif Peer Website: www.systemsltd.com Strength: Job Satisfaction, Good Leadership Office: Lahore, Karachi
3. Venture Dive
A full-service, software development company located in Karachi, Pakistan that’s known for providing tech solutions worldwide. It was awarded as one of the top IT companies in Pakistan 2019 because of its working environment. Their employees call this company the most fun place where you can work and enjoy yourself together. And the best thing is that they are always keen on adopting the latest technology. Also, they are the ones who worked on the COVID19 telehealth portal in collaboration with digital Pakistan.
Glassdoor Ratings: 4.4 Founding Partners: Shehzaad Nakhoda, Atif Azim, Saad Fazil Website: www.venturedive.com Strength: Fun place to work Office: Karachi, Lahore
Known for making up big things, Folio3 is a software development partner for enterprises, small businesses, and startups. In 15 years of their development, they have achieved tremendous milestones because of their innovation-driven vision. They believe in creating instead of reinventing and that’s the reason their work has made it to Forbes. If you’re looking to start your career as a software developer then it’s one of the best IT companies in Pakistan, to begin with.
Glassdoor Ratings: 4.5 CEO: Adnan Lawai Website: www.folio3.com Strength: Great leadership, promising career opportunities, recommended by many Office: Karachi, Lahore
5. Contour Software
Contour is a subsidiary of Constellation Software Inc and one of the top 10 software houses in Pakistan 2019-2020 with 700+ employees in 3 cities of Pakistan. It’s a good-to-go company if you want to enjoy the best employee perks and the highest job satisfaction ratio. From software maintenance to software quality services to UI/UX modernization, they are a leader in providing world-class solutions. Plus, they are also known for giving vast learning opportunities, training and development to their employees.
Glassdoor ratings: 4.6 Vice President: Bilal Mahmood Website: www.contour-software.com Strength: Teamwork, best employee perks, competitiveness Office: Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad
It’s one of the oldest and most reputable IT companies in Lahore, Pakistan that’s known for delivering world-class IT services and business solutions to their clients. With a company of more than 300 employees in their Karachi, Lahore, Dubai, Islamabad and Boston offices, they work in all spheres of software product engineering, enterprise application, business intelligence and financial services. They are an equal opportunity employer but the recruitment process is a bit competitive so you have to be conscious of all steps while applying.
Glassdoor Ratings: 4.3 Founding Partners: Salman Akhtar, Kewan Qadre Khawaja and Khurram Afridi Website: www.techlogix.com Strength: Good working environment, recommended for fresh graduates Office: Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad
7. Netsol Technologies
Netsol is the first IT company in Pakistan to be listed on NASDAQ in 1999. They are also listed as the top IT exporters in 2016 by PSEB. Their commitment to quality and staying abreast of the latest technologies have always kept them ahead as a provider of global IT and enterprise application solutions. They have two Teradata National IT Excellence Awards under their umbrella. With more than 2000 employees in their worldwide offices, they look for people who can align with their vision and add to the company’s value. It’s the only software house in Pakistan having CMMI level 5 certification.
Glassdoor Ratings: 4.1 CEO: Najeebullah Ghauri Website: www.netsoltech.com Strength: Good working environment, provide great opportunities to increase exposure Office: Lahore
A company of qualified software developers in Pakistan who believe in developing mission-critical, scalable and custom software for the finance, health and technology sector. They are in the field for more than 17 years and are always a way ahead in supporting local startups. From development to business processing to digital marketing, they work in all IT areas whilst keeping the quality on top.
Glassdoor ratings: 3.9 CEO: Jamal Khan Website: www.arpatech.com Strength: Good company culture, work-life balance Office: Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad
Listed as the top hybrid development company and leading mobile app development company in 2020, Cubix is a hub of talented developers, engineers and data scientists. It started in 2008 with a team of seven and has now expanded to 200+ employees giving them more opportunities to increase its exposure. An equal opportunity employer with an ever-growing list of satisfied clients.
Glassdoor ratings: 3.7 CEO: Salman Lakhani Website: www.cubix.co Strength: Innovation-driven company, learning environment Office: Karachi
10. Avanza Solutions
It’s a software company of 500+ professionals who have served over 45 countries with solutions in e-Business, e-Banking, Enterprise Application Services, Infrastructure Management, and Quality Services. Avanza focuses on the importance of business relationships and constantly innovates to provide state-of-the-art products and services to its customers. With more than 10 years in the industry, they have gathered greater accomplishments under their portfolio especially in banking, telecommunication and digitization of government services.
Glassdoor ratings: 3.6 CEO: Mahmood Kapurwala Website: www.avanzasolutions.com Strength: Job security, friendly-working environment Office: Karachi, Lahore
The Resource Group (TRG) is a leading BPO service provider which is operational since 2002. It has served more than 120 global clients and continues to strive as the best software house in the country. It was started in Pakistan but now it’s functional in Brazil, UK, and US too. The company holds more than 2000 employees in different departments across the globe. In addition, the work environment and perks are also applauded by their employees.
Glassdoor ratings: 4.1 Co-Founder: Zia Chishti Website: https://www.trgworld.com/ Strength: Working-environment Office: Lahore, Karachi
Founded in 2008, Gaditek started as a team of 7 people with the same vision and passion to create a technology company with a global impact. 13 years forward, they are now recognized as one of the leading IT companies having both national and international presence. From engineers to marketers to IT professionals, they are a team of more than 600 people in Karachi, Pakistan. It’s not only a great company in terms of learning and opportunities but also the job perks they provide.
Glassdoor ratings: 4.4 Website: https://www.gaditek.com/ Strength: Job Perks, Career Development Office: Karachi
13. Ovex Technologies
Ovex Tech was started in 2009 as an outsourcing company but later expanded its operations in every IT sector. They are the largest BPO solutions provider in Pakistan. Their software house is headquartered in Islamabad but they have marked their presence on a global scale with their significant growth rate. With more than 1000 employees and diverse services, the company is determined to develop Pakistan in the field of technology.
Glassdoor ratings: 3.8 Website: https://ovextech.com/ Strength: Learning opportunities Office: Islamabad, Lahore
This sums us the list of software houses in Pakistan, top-rated on Glassdoor by their employees.
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