The new Devire report „IT Salaries in Poland — the first half of 2023” sheds light on salary trends

As Poland’s IT industry enters the third quarter of 2023, a comprehensive analysis of salary trends and remuneration rates is now available in the recently released Devire Report, „IT Salaries in Poland – the first half of 2023.” This report sheds light on the dynamic landscape of IT earnings in Poland, offering valuable insights for job seekers, employers, and industry professionals.

Stabilization Amidst Shifting Market Dynamics

In 2023, the IT labor market in Poland experienced a slowdown, with significantly lower rates of employment growth compared to the previous year. However, the first half of the year witnessed stabilization in several key indicators, including salaries, financial expectations, and HR budgets related to employment.

What You’ll Find in the Report

The „IT Salaries in Poland – the first half of 2023” report offers a wealth of information, including:

Current Salary Trends: Gain insights into the salary trends for various positions in the IT industry.

Precise Earnings Data: Access precise data on earnings in the first two quarters of 2023, presented within the range of the most frequently offered rates.

Expected Wage Increases: Discover remuneration growth forecasts for the upcoming quarters, enabling you to stay ahead of salary trends in the IT job market.

Expert Insights: Benefit from valuable insights from leading experts in the field. Each section is preceded by insights from Devire specialists who engage in IT recruitment daily.

Who Will Earn the Most in 2023?

As we look ahead to the coming months, experienced IT specialists can anticipate a slight increase in their remuneration, while novice workers may experience slight fluctuations or minimal drops in their earning levels. The report provides detailed salary ranges categorized by experience levels and positions, encompassing both permanent employment contracts and hourly rates for B2B contracts.

Explore Remuneration Levels in Various IT Areas

The Devire report covers remuneration levels across a broad spectrum of IT areas, including:

  • Business Applications
  • Data Analysis
  • Business and System Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Testing/QA
  • Software Development
  • Backend Development
  • Frontend Development
  • IT Infrastructure
  • IT Security
  • DevOps/Cloud
  • General Management

The „IT Salaries in Poland — the first half of 2023” report is an essential resource for HR experts and industry professionals seeking to stay informed about the evolving dynamics of Poland’s dynamic IT sector. For more information and to access the full report, please visit Devire’s website.

About Devire

Devire is a leading recruitment agency in Poland specializing in the IT industry, providing comprehensive solutions from IT Contracting, through Recruitment Process Outsourcing, to IT Permanent Recruitment.

Devire has released a new report on the Polish IT job market in 2023

Devire has researched the needs and expectations of IT employees in the labor market and the HR representatives working with them. The latest report, ’The Polish IT Job Market in 2023 HR Challenges – IT Expectations’ provides a detailed analysis of the effectiveness of HR departments in managing the IT employee experience, as well as a picture of the Polish IT industry in 2022.

A quantitative survey of 544 respondents, as well as qualitative data collected from internal and external sources, allowed Devire’s experts to delve deeper into issues related to the latest trends in the IT labor market in 2022, highlighting the main challenges facing the IT industry and trends for next year. The report also includes comments from experts in both the HR, recruitment and IT fields.

„I am proud that Devire is looking to actively shape the labour market by sharing our observations in the report The Polish IT Job Market in 2023. HR Challenges – IT Expectations. The experiences of our experts, acquired over the course of several thousand recruitment processes, carried out in partnership with a hundred businesses in 2022, has allowed us to present this picture of the Polish IT job market. In these times of dynamic market changes, knowledge is invaluable for maintaining competitiveness and being able to make the right decisions. In this report, we look at the current expectations of IT employees and how these expectations are perceived by HR departments. I trust that the report will prove to be a substantive guide in what is a period of adaptation to the new reality of the labour market.” Michał Młynarczyk, CEO Devire Group

Among the most interesting data, it can be noted, for example, that a raise of at least 51% of the current salary is a factor for almost one in five IT experts that would convince them to change jobs. As many as 56% of surveyed IT workers are not actively looking for a job, but are open to suggestions. Among surveyed IT workers working remotely, as many as 76% would rather quit their jobs than return to the office. In addition, you will find in the report, among other things, a summary of HR and IT expectations on the issues of benefits and initiatives, the effectiveness of counteroffers and preferred work models.

The main trends forecast by experts in the IT labor market detailed in the report ’The Polish IT Job Market in 2023 HR Challenges – IT Expectations’ are:

– A desire for higher wages for fewer hours

– Preference for working from home and getting paid in foreign currencies (euros, dollars)

– Returning from remote work to the office is possible, but only on IT employees terms

– Increasingly significant in the workplace is meeting the need for stability and participation.

’The Polish IT Job Market in 2023′ report is a must-read for HR and IT professionals about the most important needs of employees and focus on the challenges that the sector is set to face in the near future. It is available in both Polish and English version.

The labor market in Poland. Outlook for 2022.

The year 2021 was another year in which the market felt the socio-economic effects of the pandemic. While employers and experts have become accustomed to the new reality, it has strongly affected the functioning of the Polish labor market. While the biggest challenges for employers seem to be over, the long-term implications of COVID-19 are becoming more apparent, and the changes to the labor market in 2022 are becoming more pronounced. We present what HR departments in companies operating in the Polish market should be prepared for.

The year 2021 was full of challenges for many companies, confirmed by both market data and Devire experts. In particular, the third and fourth quarters of 2021 showed a significant increase in the activity of employers, as a result of which many companies found it difficult to find employees. The demand for labor and the shortage of employees ended up pushing wage demands higher. These wage pressures are set to continue in 2022, together with the other trends that we could observe in 2021.

Wage pressures are growing

We continue to see an expected upward trend of continued wage growth in 2022. According to Devire’s experts, wage pressures will become more pronounced this year due to rising employment rates, the Polish Deal’s regulations, the geopolitical situation in the region influencing the inflation rate that exceeded last year’s expectations. In addition, more and more employees are demanding indexation of wage rates. Failure to accommodate this demand will mean that employees will seek other employment.

“Salary expectations are soaring and, consequently, experts’ salaries. We can observe this trend in most industries and market sectors. In the case of legal positions, we have recorded up to 15 percent earning increases, depending on the specialization. Also, experts with competences in the area of digital marketing can count on raises of 10 percent. In turn, in the area of real estate, we observe 15-20 percent salary increases in virtually all positions. Higher salaries can be expected primarily by project managers experienced in the preparation of investments and their implementation. In addition, in the coming years, in the area of accounting, analysis and controlling, especially in specialist and expert positions, the upward trend of 10% will continue (year-on-year). Programmers are also in a very good position. They can expect the biggest increases,” states Katarzyna Murray, Director of the Permanent Recruitment Division at Devire.

A skills gap never observed before

For years, we have been aware of the skills gap in the IT sector. However, in 2022, talent is to be seen lacking in the vast majority of industries. Where possible, technology will make up the shortfall, and processes and some competitions will be automated. In other areas, the introduction of an action plan covering the upskilling and training of employees will only gain in importance.

According to Devire’s experts’ observations, all sectors are now reporting a high demand for professionals, and the job market has become even more candidate-oriented. For years, the competency gap in the IT industry has been growing. The number of offers addressed to specialists in this area has increased by over 100% (YoY). The most sought after are full-stack developers, front-end developers, DevOps engineers, as well as specialists in the field of cloud technologies, artificial intelligence solutions and machine learning.

In other sectors, we are looking at a huge demand for work in e-commerce, especially in the area of ​​CRM, data analytics and digital marketing. The construction industry is also developing strongly, with the positions of Project Managers and Cost Managers enjoying a great deal of success. We are also seeing an increase in demand for employees in the manufacturing, logistics, pharmaceutical and financial sectors. But across the board staff shortages are becoming a significant challenge for employers.

“2021 saw a very large increase in job offers, primarily in the areas of IT, digital marketing, e-commerce, finance and accounting, and real estate. In our opinion, this trend will also continue in 2022. Employers report growing problems with employing candidates who have appropriate knowledge and the correct skill set. The most sought-after candidates are, among others, accounting employees, independent accountants, mergers and acquisitions lawyers, digital marketing experts, e-commerce managers and, of course, experts from the IT industry.” – adds Dorota Hechner, Business Unit Manager with Devire.

Changes in approach to workplace organization

The pandemic changed employees’ attitudes to many work-place processes. It is noticeable that more and more candidates who decide to change jobs pay attention to the possibility of development and improvement of their qualifications. Especially with the rapidly changing demand for new skills, both soft and hard, as well as the flexibility to adapt to rapidly changing requirements in the job market. They are also looking for a transparent management company and flexible working hours. Well-being programs are also gaining in popularity, creating new challenges for HR. In fact, employees more and more often require benefits related to mental health. According to Devire’s research, programs aimed at helping employees to achieve a balance between personal life and work are proving to be more popular than the standard solutions, such as sports cards or Fruity Thursdays. Moreover, such programs ensure a sense of belonging to the organization, and thus positively influence retention. For another year in a row, flexibility is being seen as important for candidates, both in the case of remote and hybrid work.

Managing diversity and creating an inclusive workplace is an equally important element. The introduction of an equal treatment policy and the active building of a responsible approach to the subject of diversity is an increasingly important aspect when it comes to shaping the employee’s experience.