Are you curious to find more about Polish developers? We bring you these 14 awesome facts about Polish programmers based on a 2018 DOU survey.

  1. The average age of a developer in Ukraine is 21 to 29 years old. In general, developers from Poland start their career earlier than their USA and UK counterparts.
  2. 23% of IT specialists are females, an increase with 3% than in 2017.
  3. The cities with the largest numbers of software developers workers are Warsaw, Krakow, and Gdansk.
  4. The number of people that work in IT outsourcing and the number of those employed by IT product companies is almost the same in Warsaw, 36% and 35%.
  5. In Warsaw, the share of junior and senior software engineers is the same, 22% and 21%. Other important IT cities got 2 or 3 junior programmers per 1 senior engineer.
  6. 56% of Polish IT specialists have around 5 years of experience.
  7. Interest in technologies, high salaries and professional growth prospects are the three most popular reasons for working in tech, with 78%, 61%, and 50%.
  8. Polish software developers choose their job based on salary and bonuses with 78%, interesting tasks with 65%, professional growth with 57% and comfortable work conditions for 29%.
  9. 52% of Polish IT specialists find their job rather interesting, while 32% find their job truly interesting.
  10. 31% of Polish developers are totally satisfied with their salaries, 51% are rather satisfied while only 12% are not satisfied at all.
  11. 19% of Polish programmers have their own project, while 30% are only planning it and 45% are not considering it at all.
  12. Many IT specialists from Poland work more than 40 hours per week, 55% to be exact.
  13. 82% of male respondents and 80% of the women have higher education.
  14. Polish software developers love to develop their skills. 70% of them read professional literature, 60% attend IT events on a regular basis, and 57% of the developers from the survey take online courses. This means that most of them are the best in their field because they always look for ways to improve their skills.

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