Nearly 80 percent. Polish IT specialists graduate from higher education – No Fluff Jobs report
Level of experience in IT, age, specialization and education – No Fluff Jobs, decided to look at the profiles of IT professionals in five countries of Central and Eastern Europe – Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Ukraine. From the prepared by the company report results m.in., that at least every 5. working in the industry in the region specialize in the backend, and in the case of the Czech Republic it is even 30 percent. Moreover, Polish professionals are well educated – as much as 80 percent of. of them graduated from universities.
Backend and fullstack. Top IT specializations in the region
According to the survey No Fluff Jobs, in which more than 4 thousand IT professionals from five Central and Eastern European countries participated, the most popular category in the industry in the region is backend. Specialists dealing with it are responsible for the engine of the application or the website and the operations taking place in it in Poland they account for 20.2% of the total IT workforce., 22.6% in Slovakia., Hungary 22 percent. and Ukraine 21.6 percent. of these IT markets. However, their percentage is the highest in the Czech Republic, where it is 30.7.
On the next place was ranked fullstack, where developers are responsible for both the processes happening in the application and the website (backend), as well as their layer visible to the user (frontend) – this category was indicated by 21.4% of. Hungarians, 20 percent. Slovaks, 14.7 percent. Czechs and 12.2 percent. Poles. Only in Ukraine was it placed third (9.6 per cent.), giving way to the frontend (13.6%).), which turned out to be the third most popular category among our southern neighbors – the Czechs (11.2% ).), Slovaks (12.5 percent of the.) and Hungarians (9.6 percent).). On the other hand, in the case of Poland, it is testing (8.8 percent.) was on the last place of the podium, and the frontend (8 percent), giving way to the frontend (8 percent).) ranked right behind him.
– Testing is a strong category in Poland, although another phenomenon is noticeable here. Poland is the only one of the surveyed countries, where just behind the mentioned “iron four of IT” we will find not admins as in other countries, but two other, more strongly represented specializations: Project Management and IT Support – says Tomasz Bujok, CEO No Fluff Jobs.
Age, experience level and education of IT specialists in the region. Poles compared to the countries of Central and Eastern Europe
The No Fluff Jobs survey has shown that Central and Eastern Europe is a region with experienced and educated professionals, who are also determined to acquire knowledge on their own, outside of universities. It shows that nearly 80 percent of Poles have completed higher education. Poles and more than 80 percent. of Ukrainians working in the IT industry. In the case of Slovaks and Hungarians, 65.8 and 77.2 percent have a university degree, respectively. On the other hand, when it comes to specialists from the Czech Republic, 55.2% have it., and 44 percent of the Polish IT market. of them have completed primary or secondary education.
When it comes to the level of experience, among the countries participating in the study, the highest percentage of seniors and experts, i.e. the most experienced in the IT industry, was recorded among Hungarians (43.3%).). Slovakia leads in terms of the number of middles, i.e. specialists with intermediate experience – they account for 36.5 percent of the total number of specialists in the backend. The Czech Republic and Ukraine have the highest percentage of junior IT specialists in the IT market, and Ukraine has the lowest percentage of junior IT specialists in the region, with the least experience in the industry. In Poland, midzi are definitely prevailing (31.4 percent.) – seniors account for 22.1% of., and 21.6 percent – juniors.
And what is the age of programmers in the described region? It turns out that the largest group are those between 24 and 30 years of age. In the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Ukraine it is respectively 49.7, 48.5 and 38.5 percent. In Poland and Hungary, there are more of them, and their percentage is similar (51 and 51.1 percent).). Interestingly, in Hungary we do not find too many professionals in the industry under the age of 24 – they represent only less than 9% of., while in each of the other countries this percentage is over 20 percent.
– We were very interested in how the Polish IT market looks like compared to our neighbors, so we decided to conduct a study that would allow us to look at it from a broader perspective. Its results are interesting – a large group are people with medium experience in the industry, who will soon join the group of seniors, those most experienced. The IT sector in Poland is developing dynamically and there is huge potential in it, which is noticed by companies from all over the world – summarizes Tomasz Bujok, CEO of No Fluff Jobs. – The attraction of the IT market in the region is its cultural proximity, which is a great asset for recruitment. For these reasons it is also much easier to exchange knowledge and experience. Specialists from our region are actively sought by companies from Western Europe and the USA, and they do not close themselves to cooperation with them. Given the shortage of qualified IT staff, it is therefore important to provide them with suitable conditions for development in order to provide their services to domestic companies.
The survey included 4185 IT specialists from 5 Central and Eastern European countries (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Ukraine). A proper survey sample was taken care of in each country and was determined based on the percentage of IT professionals. Among the possible types of contracts to choose from, the survey provided the local equivalent of contracts known in Poland. Amounts for each country are the equivalent of the indicated salary level in local currency (exchange rate as of 9.07.2021). Earnings table in the report presents net salaries in general, regardless of the type of contract.