In 2018, professionals and managers will have plenty of job opportunities, coupled with salary increases, in the business services sector. Antal's research shows that 87% of SSC/BPO centres are planning to take on new employees and last year's salary growth rate, amounting to 15%, will most likely remain unchanged this year. Antal Experts also point out that salaries in the sector depend mostly on foreign language skills. The less popular the language, the higher the earnings. For instance, professionals who speak one of the Scandinavian languages can expect to earn up to PLN 2000 more than the average salary (gross).
HR professionals and managers earned PLN 9857 on average in 2017, which marks a PLN 1707 increase over the previous year. Interestingly, they now earn more than marketing specialists and salespeople, whose average salary in 2017 was PLN 9630. Antal experts note that the above figures prove the growing importance of HR departments, which are required to handle extensive recruiting and employer branding activities to counteract the current employee's market conditions.
IT professionals and managers are the blue-eyed boys of the labour market – they earn the most out of all groups included in the "2017 Antal Salary Report." Their average gross monthly salary is PLN 12 600 and has increased by 16% from last year. What is more, many IT employees earn more than PLN 10 000 even before turning 30.
The average gross monthly salary of professionals and managers in Poland in 2017 was PLN 11 662. The "2017 Antal Salary Report" shows that the average remuneration of professionals and managers has grown by 14% compared to the previous year and is now 2.5 times higher than the average monthly salary in the companies sector according to data collected by the Central Statistical Office of Poland. Antal experts underline that job security is not an issue for highly experienced and well-qualified professionals and managers, who may pick and choose from countless job offers, which leads to growing wage pressure.
22% of decision-makers take Wrocław into consideration as a possible destination for regional expansion, placing it among Poland's most attractive cities for investment second only to Warsaw. According to the "Wrocław's Investment Potential" report prepared by Antal and CBRE, Lower Silesia's capital city draws in investors with its supply of workers (7.8 points on a 10-point scale), especially IT specialists.
Most professionals and managers received raises this year. Results of the seventh edition of Antal's "Job-Seeking Activity Among Professionals and Managers" study show that over a half of respondents saw a wage increase in the 1 to 20% range, and one in ten respondents now earn 33% more. Many of those respondents who have not been given a raise are actively looking for a new jobs (45%). Among those respondents who received a raise, the ones that received the highest raises are the least likely to be looking for new jobs. That should be a wake-up call for employers. If companies wish to retain talent, additional funds must be allocated for raises, including both current and new employees, in next year's budgets