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Tech Stack and Salary Survey: Serbia

The growth of technology industry is fo hiring managers and business owners need all the help they can get to streamline hiring and negotiation. The 2020 Omnes Group Tech Stack and Salary Survey gives you starting salary ranges for more than 20 tech positions, along with an insight into trends that will help you in recruitment.

 

Since 2015, Omnes Group has been helping thousands of tech professionals find jobs that suit their needs. Because our data is from real job offers made by companies to tech workers, we have a unique window into the deciding salary trends shaping every industry. Omnes Group helps the job search process from the initial interview request a company makes, which includes compensation details upfront, all the way to the final job offer a tech worker gets. With that, we have unprecedented visibility into salary data across a variety of geographies, companies, and positions. Using our expertise in the tech landscape, we have compiled our first Developer Salary Report. 

More than 1600 respondents across different cities in Serbia answered a wide range of questions about their current role. The average salary in Serbia in tech industry is 2.067,70€, according to 1.439 respondents who gave us salary data. We acquired the responses through three primary channels:

  • Partnering companies – 600 respondents
  • Tech communities in Serbia – 300 respondents
  • Omnes channels (mailing list, social media, and database) – 1158 respondents

Questionnaires were filled out by people working in tech companies and IT departments of non-tech companies from several different cities across Serbia. While most of the participants were Software Engineers or Developers, QA testers and DevOps Engineers, this study also included Project and Product Managers, Designers and Scrum Masters. Other topics were in connection with the types of working environments in tech companies, teams, work methodologies, benefits prefered by Engineers in Serbia, and similar relevant subjects.

Key Findings on Tech Talent in Serbia

As companies grow, hiring requirements must adapt. But no matter what your size is, there are some aspects of hiring tech talent that never changes. This report looks at the expectations and responsibilities of tech professionals, how they rate different points of their jobs, and how much they are compensated. 

  • An average survey respondent is a male back-end developer from Belgrade with 3-5 years of professional experience.
  • The average salary is 2.067,70 € net
  • 80.85% of respondents are employed full time.
  • The average number of vacation days is 21.75 days.
  • More than 40% of respondents work remotely a few days each month.
  • 43% of respondents identify as a Back-end developer.
  • 13% of the total number of respondents said Java was their primary language.
  • More than 50% are Windows users.
  • 18% of respondents voted that the diversity of the company or organization is not essential.
  • Visual Basic ranks as the most dreaded programming language. 

The median number of developer type identifications per respondent is 2, and the most common pairs are combinations of back-end, front-end, and full-stack developer. Couples that are highly correlated are database administrator and system administrator, DevOps specialist and system administrator, and designer and front-end, developer.

Average Software Developer salary

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The salary survey results are broken out into average and median. An average survey respondent is a male back-end developer from Belgrade with 3-5 years of professional experience. Average Software Developer salary in Serbia is 2.067,70€.

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When we break salary data down to just back-end developers, we discovered that those aged 45+ earned an average salary of 1,075.00€ net, which is 53% less than their younger colleagues, and this is what impacted results in such manner. Once we looked further into this breakdown, we discovered this age group is specialized in .NET, C++, and a small number of Visual Basic professionals. This leads us to the conclusion that the salary range is almost always conditioned by technologies professionals are using.

Hiring Remote Developers from Serbia

 

When asked about their academic specialty, 75% of the respondents studied computer science, mathematics, statistics, or physics, 44% have a Bachelor’s degree, and 28% a Master’s.

Retention rate for hiring remote tech talent is also higher. Companies may also benefit from hiring remotely on different positions such as: Customer Support, Content Writers, Social Media Managers, Graphic Designers, UI/UX Designers, Web Designers, Marketing Specialist and many more non-techincal positions. Beneftis for companies hiring remotely from Serbia are reflected in cost reduction related to cost-to-hire and monthly costs associated with the salaries.

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We conducted this survey to obtain objective information regarding hiring and employment, from the candidates’ point of view. This way, we can help our clients modify their approach if they find it necessary and update their data. Send an inquiry and we will get back to you shortly!