Earnings in the IT industry up

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There is no shortage of IT work, and programmers' earnings are still growing and are among the highest in Poland. – The median salary in the industry in 2019 was PLN 12,500 gross, but the best companies offered rates at the level of PLN 20,000 or even PLN 30,000 gross – shows the annual, third report of No Fluff Jobs, the leading portal with job offers for the industry IT.

Programmers and IT specialists in Poland are very well paid profession and employers in 2019 proved to be generous for them. The median increase in remuneration in the entire IT industry was 4 percent. and reached the level of PLN 12,500 gross regardless of the type of contract and experience. However, the growth dynamics was already dependent on the form of employment and internship, technology used, skills and even the place of residence or additional benefits.

Employers most often employ programmers on B2B contracts – this form of cooperation in 2019 was proposed in as much as 60 percent. ads. Also, the increase in median wages here was higher than in the case of an employment contract and amounted to 10%. The median of the lowest remuneration in B2B was PLN 11,000 and the highest PLN 16,000 per invoice. On the employment contract it was respectively PLN 8,000 and PLN 13,000 gross. Employees interested in other forms of contracts could earn even less.

Most wanted and highest paid programmers

One rule on the market has remained unchanged for several years: programmers who have several years of experience in the industry and know Java well can choose offers. Specialists in this category in 2019 could count on earnings at the level of PLN 15,000 per B2B (per invoice) or PLN 12,000 gross on the employment contract. .NET programmers achieved similar earnings. Interestingly, Big Data specialists could have earned more from them in the past year – their median earnings amounted to PLN 17,000 on B2B, and PLN 14,380 on full-time basis.

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When it comes to work areas, employers most often sought specialists in the area of ​​Backend – here 70% job offers were directed to Java programmers. The demand for Fullstacks who combine skills from Backend and Frontend is also growing every year. The number of ads in this area increased in 2019 by 15% compared to 2018.

– It is worth remembering that knowledge of leading technology on the market is not enough. Employers value specialists much more who, e.g. in the case of backend, know Java and Spring in addition to Java and are not closed to changes. Such requirements are increasingly appearing as the necessary minimum to perform work and this trend will continue – explains Marek Psiuk, CTO at No Fluff Jobs.

Internship and experience included in the price. Juniors have a harder time

Looking at the entire IT industry over 50% job offers are addressed to people with medium experience and experience, defined in the industry as "midzi". Less than 37 percent the advertisements concerned the employment of senior citizens. The smallest job offers, regardless of the area (backend, fronted, fullstack or mobile) were targeted at juniors – only slightly over 12%, although the highest number of applicants applied for each, about 40 people on average.

– There were few offers, because companies, if they were looking for juniors, then those guaranteeing quality. Those who specialize in Angular, C ++ and Node could count on the highest earnings. In the case of B2B agreement, the highest rates were offered to novice programmers with knowledge of Node and Kotlin – explains Magdalena Gawłowska-Bujok, founder and COO No Fluff Jobs

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According to the No Fluff Jobs report, the dominant form of employment among the youngest programmers' seniority was the employment contract, which was offered by almost 44 percent in 2019. employers. The median salary offered to juniors ranged from 4,000 to 7,000 PLN (for B2B and UoP). The civil law contract was proposed 5 times more often for juniors than for mides and seniors. JavaScript, Java and React dominated among the top technologies in this age group.

Big cities and flexible working hours

In 2019, the largest IT centers were also the best locations to work – according to the No Fluff Jobs report. In Warsaw, you could earn an average of PLN 14,530 on B2B or PLN 12,000 gross on the employment contract. It was similar in Krakow, which took second place – programmers could earn PLN 14,500 for B2B and PLN 12,000 gross, respectively. But here too, the trends mentioned above have made themselves felt – midzi and seniors earn more in big cities. Junior in Warsaw received in 2019 by as much as 67 percent lower salary than senior.

Very good earnings were also offered to specialists working remotely – on average they could earn PLN 13,740 on B2B or PLN 11,500 gross in the case of an employment contract.

Benefits increasingly important

The No Fluff Jobs report shows that in 2019 employers in IT tempted candidates with benefits at every step. Nearly 75 percent job offers private medical care. The sports card came second – 67 percent offered it. companies. Over half of the ads also contained information on the possibility of participating in international projects, training budgets or working in small teams. But here it is worth mentioning the small thing that is free coffee – 85 percent Ad recruiters advertise free coffee as a convenience at the workplace.

Interestingly, juniors value more benefits. More experienced employees are more likely to respond to ads that offer work on international projects. An important thing that future employers value is knowledge of English – such requirements were included in 2019 by more than half of job offers. Companies also focused on aspects such as teamwork skills, proactivity and critical thinking. This shows that even in the IT industry so-called Soft skills count and it may not be possible to get a good job without them. | allthingsblogging.com

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