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published: 09 Feb 2024 in News

Careers in Poland report: Who were employers hiring in 2023?

Kamila Brzezińska
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What languages are the most wanted in the Polish job market? What hard skills are desired by employers? If you're looking for a job, these are the sorts of questions you might be asking yourself. In this article, we will attempt to answer some of them, offering you an insight into the labor market trends in Poland, based on the data from our portal, CareersInPoland.com.
Careers in Poland report: Who were employers hiring in 2023?

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In today's competitive job market in Poland, we often wonder what are the trends currently shaping the world of recruitment. As technology evolves and industries adapt to global trends, certain competencies start to emerge as particularly sought-after.

Possessing the right skills and languages can significantly enhance your prospects, and, more importantly, let prospective employers know that you would be a valuable asset for their company. But, truth be told, this is not exactly breaking news ­– we all know that in this modern day and age.

What we often do not know, however, is what skills exactly are most in demand.

To help you offer you some insider perspective into the Polish labor market, we decided to look into our own data. We analyzed almost 3500 job offers that appeared on our portal from January to December 2023.

It’s worth remembering that our information is a snapshot of a few industries in Poland, but not all of them. Therefore, if you are looking to find employment in agriculture, for example, our data might not represent the employment trends in this sector, as at the moment we don’t have clients with this particular profile.

Having said that, here are the most interesting findings:


What hard skills are most wanted?

With the rise of technology-driven industries and digital transformation across sectors, technical proficiency is highly valued by employers. Proficiency in programming languages such as Java or Python is particularly sought after, as they are fundamental to many IT roles. Additionally, expertise in data analysis tools like SQL or Azure for data science positions is increasingly in demand as companies strive to harness the power of big data. But, as could be expected, MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) reigns supreme!

Rank

Knowledge of

1

MS Office

2

SAP

3

ERP

4

Oracle

5

Agile

6

Power BI

7

SQL

8

Python

9

VBA

10

Azure


What languages are in demand?

As Poland continues to attract foreign investment and expand its global presence, proficiency in foreign languages is a valuable asset. English remains the most commonly required language by employers, particularly in multinational corporations. Additionally, proficiency in German, French, Spanish, or Russian can open doors to opportunities in specific sectors, allowing for communication with international partners.

Rank

Languages

1

English

2

German

3

French

4

Spanish

5

Italian

6

Dutch

7

Hungarian

8

Romanian

9

Czech

10

Portuguese


What job titles are most likely to appear in an employment advertisement?

Truth be told, this is probably the most fluid of all the categories we researched.

This is because, as data indicates, the naming conventions for job titles can vary company by company. They can be enterprise-specific: a salesperson might be called a Sales Representative by one employer, while another can brand the same post as a Sales Specialist, for example.

There are, however, certain common denominators – like the word “sales”, as in the example above. With this in mind, our data indicates that the employers were recruiting most commonly for the below positions:

Rank

Job title

1

Analyst

2

Accountant

3

Customer Service Specialist

4

Sales Specialist

5

Engineer

6

IT Software Engineer

7

HR Specialist

8

Developer

9

Project Manager

10

Procurement Specialist


What sectors had the greatest personnel needs?

In connection with the point above, the following business sectors indicated the highest volume of job postings in 2023. As an overall tendency, the data suggests that Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Shared Service Centers (SSC), with their stable demand for skilled professionals, play an important role in the Polish labor market, and will continue to do so in the following years.

Rank

Category

1

Analytics & Reporting

2

Customer Service

3

Banking

4

Finance & Accounting

5

IT

6

Marketing & PR

7

Sales

8

Human Resources

9

Administration

10

Engineering

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