How many developers do we currently have in Poland? What percentage of them are AI specialists? Where do they reside? How do they work? Get an in-depth look at the IT specialists talent pool in Poland.
Characteristics of the IT Talent Pool in Poland
Talent Pool is a term used in the HR industry, referring to the field of available candidates in the market with desired qualities and skills sought by companies.
In the Polish IT industry, a significant portion of employees are male (75%). However, the role of women is steadily increasing, and they are encouraged to try their hand in such professions through numerous programs, bootcamps, and training.
The most common forms of employment for IT industry employees are B2B contracts (57%), followed by employment contracts (38%), with only 5% representing other types of contracts.
In terms of candidates’ experience levels, Poland currently has the highest number of “mids” (48%) and juniors (25%), while seniors make up only 17%.
According to SAS reports from 2018, 72% of organizations worldwide use artificial intelligence in at least one area of their business operations. Over 50% of companies implementing AI projects achieve success. This is evident fuel for development and competitive advantage.
In Poland, the impact of AI on employment changes is not yet very noticeable, but with the proliferation of AI-based tools, the demand for experts will increase.
Which programming languages in the AI field are most frequently utilized in Poland?
According to the “Talent Pool: AI Positions in Poland” report by Talent Place, Python leads in this area (92%), followed by SQL (56%), then R (14%), C++ (7.4%), and C# (6.3%).
Currently, Poland has over 54,600 individuals with experience working as Python Developers, with the highest number located in the Mazovian Voivodeship (over 16,000).
It’s estimated that the growing interest in remote work and the availability of candidates lead companies to increasingly seek specialists from smaller towns.
The average salary for a Python developer is as follows:
Junior: PLN 5,000-8,000 (employment contract), or PLN 6,000-10,000 (B2B)
Mid: PLN 10,000-19,000 (employment contract), or PLN 12,000-21,000 (B2B)
Senior: PLN 19,000-26,000 (employment contract), or PLN 23,000-32,000 (B2B)
Most Popular Programming Languages in Poland
The number of specialists in Poland varies depending on the programming language and the city.
According to the “Where to Open an IT Hub in Poland” report by Talent Place, most programmers live in Warsaw, Krakow, and Wroclaw, accounting for a total of 85%.
The number of experts is as follows:
Java: over 90,000
.NET: over 60,000
C++: over 55,000
C#: over 55,000
PHP: over 45,000
IT Specialists’ Employment Conditions:
Fully remote work is common in the Polish IT industry. It’s said that over 42% of specialists work in this model. However, other solutions like flexible work (where employees decide how and when to work), hybrid, and stationary are also present. More than 35% of the programming market can choose how they work, either from the office or remotely. About 18% work in a hybrid manner (1-3 days from the office), and only 5% work fully stationary. It can be concluded that the Polish IT industry is friendly towards flexibility and remote work, leading to the emergence of agencies renting specialists and work on B2B contracts.
The most popular benefits in the Polish IT industry include:
Flexible working hours, workations, medical care, occasional bonuses, subsidies for remote work, sports cards, work-life fit, life insurance, subsidies for courses, studies, and language learning, company equipment.
The IT market in Poland is still evolving, rates are changing, and the number of specialists is increasing. Therefore, it’s worth updating your knowledge on this topic periodically. If you’re looking for qualified programmers for your company, consider using the Try&Hire services offered by All IT Club!