24%. recruiters believe that juniors have too high financial expectations
No Fluff Jobs along with the University of SWPS in its study decided to m.in. confront the requirements of recruiters with the actual expectations and competencies of IT employees. From the report “Competencies in IT. Prospects for candidates, specialists and recruiters” The survey prepared by organizations shows that for almost ¼ of recruiters financial expectations of IT specialists are too high. On the other hand, the main driver of employer changes for 61% of. IT professionals with experience at the intermediate and advanced level is the amount of salary and company management (37 percent of.). The situation is similar among the most experienced in the industry, i.e. experts, who, however, more often than specialists change jobs because of the prevailing atmosphere in the workplace (37%).) and lack of challenges (34% of.).
Declared salaries by IT workers and the form of employment
The survey asked IT workers at various career levels about their level of net monthly earnings. It turned out that a decisive the majority of beginners (79%).The survey also asked IT employees at different career levels about their net monthly earnings. Only 4 percent. of them earn less than PLN 2000 net, and 3.5 percent. is on an unpaid internship. In the case of IT specialists – with experience at the level of intermediate (so-called. The differences can be observed in the case of B2B contracts – only 11 percent. In the case of B2B contracts – only 11 percent of the total number of candidates (seniors) – nearly 71 percent (10-12 thousand PLN). can expect to earn between 6k and 10k. PLN. Slightly more than 20 percent. received salaries within the range of PLN 10.1-16 thousand. PLN 10.1 to 16 thousand, and more than 6 percent (13 percent). – from 16.1 to 24 thousand. PLN. More than 24,000. Only 2.6 percent of the population is earning. On the other hand, in the case of the most experienced in the industry, in expert positions, as much as 81.6 percent. of them declare earnings above 8 thousand. PLN. The highest percentage of indications among this group was obtained in the range from 8.1 to 10 thousand PLN. PLN (16 percent.) and 10.1-12 thousand PLN. PLN 10.1-16 thousand, and more than 6 percent (13%).).
Last year B2B contracts were offered in nearly ¾ of job offers published on the No Fluff Jobs portal. And what forms of employment were declared by IT employees themselves? According to the study, the percentage of those working under a Contract of Employment was nearly identical for all experience levels (57 percent.). Differences can be seen in the case of B2B contracts – only 11 percent. beginners indicated this type of contract. In experienced professionals and experts, the percentage of indications was similar – 34.6 and 35.2 percent, respectively.
Why IT workers change jobs? Not only the finances are important, but also the boss
Depending on the length of service, the reasons for changing employers among IT workers vary. Beginners are most often motivated by lack of development opportunities (48 percent) and too low salary (46 percent).) and too low salary (46%).). This group, more often than others, also indicated the atmosphere in the workplace (39 percent).). For intermediate and advanced professionals the motivator that makes them change jobs is the salary (61%).) and management staff (37% – and.). The situation is similar for experts, for whom the change of employer is caused not only by unsatisfactory wages (42 percent), but also because of the high salary (42 percent).). More often than specialists they indicated the atmosphere at the workplace (37 percent ). (34%) and the lack of challenges (34%).). This is the group which more often than others also indicated the problem of management in the company (39%).).
– While changing a job is most often associated with the desire to improve the financial situation for a better one, data from our next report shows that equally important reasons are the problem of micromanagement and unfavorable atmosphere at work. So-called. micromanagement affects the most experienced IT employees the hardest – says Magdalena Gawłowska-Bujok, COO at No Fluff Jobs. – In a study conducted jointly with the University of SWPS we also read that the biggest concern of juniors is the lack of opportunities for development. As a company we constantly emphasize that supporting the youngest trainees is a long-term investment that can bring incredible benefits, especially in times of IT staff shortages.
The biggest pain points of IT recruiters
Recruitment of employees from the IT industry is not the easiest, as confirmed by the report prepared by No Fluff Jobs and USWPS. The most sought-after, i.e. experienced specialists are hard to find. The biggest problem for recruiters is the large number of job offers addressed to employees from the IT sector (27%).), as well as their too high salary expectations (24%).). In the top three was also arousing interest in the offer (18%).), some of the recruiters also indicated difficulties in reaching the candidate (15%) and their too high expectations (15%).). The fewest of them seem to complain about issues such as low qualifications of candidates (10%.The most important issues for IT recruiters are not only finances, but also the opportunity to spend time with your other half. indications).
– We spend 8-10 hours a day at work. This is a place where we want not only to achieve professionally, but also just feel good. And this is closely related to the atmosphere in the team, good communication and management, which is not focused only on setting goals and tasks. Intra- and interpersonal skills you can not learn overnight. It should be a well-thought-out process. 56.3 percent. Recruiters emphasize that it is soft skills that are decisive for employment –says Łukasz Skorupski, creative director of the SWPS University and the originator of the report. – Report “Competencies in IT. Perspectives of candidates, specialists and recruiters” confirms that what we pay special attention to at the SWPS University, that is training of interpersonal skills, is important at every stage of professional development. Therefore, for employees in the IT industry is important not only financial remuneration, but also providing them and their superiors with space to develop such skills as communication, assertiveness, creativity and taking care of their own well-being.