IT Managers

See what work of IT managers looks like. Check what are the average salaries of IT managers. Find out what are the most popular project management methodologies.

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Demographic Profile

Specializations
Project Manager
39.0%
Product Owner
17.3%
Scrum Master
11.9%
Engineering Manager
11.5%
Product Manager
8.8%
Delivery Manager
7.8%
CTO
3.7%
Gender
Male
Female
Non-binary
Male: 68.5% 68.5% Female: 30.8% 30.8% Non-binary: 0.7% 0.7%
Age
18 - 24 years
2.0%
25 - 29 years old
17.3%
30 - 34 years
31.2%
35 - 39 years old
27.1%
40+ years old
22.4%
Education
Master’s degree
46.1%
Bachelor’s degree
23.1%
Postgraduate studies
16.3%
Some college/university study without earning a bachelor’s degree
5.4%
High school
4.4%
Company size
Large company (501-5,000)
20.9%
Medium-sized company (51-500)
32.3%
Small business (up to 50 employees)
12.9%
Very large company (more than 5,000)
33.8%
Level of experience
Junior
5.9%
Mid / Regular
27.9%
Senior
21.0%
Tech Lead / Team Lead
11.0%
Mid-level Manager
27.2%
Director / C-level
6.9%
Level of experience versus years of experience
Director / C-level
13.5 years
Mid-level Manager
11.6 years
Tech Lead / Team Lead
10.0 years
Senior
8.5 years
Mid / Regular
6.0 years
Junior
2.8 years

Work

Do you work on one project or multiple projects at the same time?
Several projects at once
74.3%
One project
25.7%
How many people does your project team typically consist of?
For 3 people
4.8%
4-6 people
32.1%
7-9 people
22.5%
10-19 people
28.2%
20 or more people
12.4%
In which project management methodology do you work?
Scrum
67.6%
Other Agile
39.0%
Waterfall
22.4%
SAFe
13.3%
PRINCE3
9.5%
Other
8.1%
Lean
6.2%
Kanban
1.9%
A mixture of various methodologies
0.5%

Comment

I have been observing organizations' choice of agile software development methodologies for several years now. The iterative way of delivering value and the ability to respond to changes and business needs were quickly appreciated. Initially, Scrum was seen as a remedy for most problems related to waterfall methodologies. Over time, it has been shown that implementing the full spectrum of artifacts related to Scrum in an organization's life is not necessarily simple and justified. Agile transformation can take several years. Perhaps this is the reason for the high position of other Agile methodologies in the report. I suspect that in line with the principle "Scrum is for people, not people for Scrum," organizations are looking for a way of developing software that matches their current capabilities, goals, and way of collaboration between business and technical departments. They do not approach methodologies in an orthodox way.

There has been talk of a hybrid Scrumban approach or ScrumBut, which involved working in the Scrum methodology but excluding some of its elements. The specifics of some projects fundamentally exclude the possibility of working in agile methodologies. Having a predefined scope, time, and project cost, we were not left with much flexibility. 23% of respondents declare working in the Waterfall methodology. This still represents a significant percentage of projects being conducted. These are probably large, complex projects with multimillion-dollar budgets. Such projects, of course, do not impose a working methodology and a waterfall approach from the outset. Hence, probably a significant percentage of respondents work in the SAFE framework - 13.3%. SAFE is a framework developed with the implementation of Agile practices at the corporate scale in mind.

I find the distinction between Waterfall methodologies and PRINCE2 a bit puzzling.

Surprisingly, Kanban ranked low (1.9%), whose metrics and principles are the closest to me.

Joanna Sitkowska
Senior Product Manager (NASK)
Methodology and company size
Scrum
63.4%
Other Agile
41.5%
SAFe
26.8%
Waterfall
24.4%
PRINCE3
9.8%
Other
9.8%
Lean
9.8%
Kanban
2.4%
Scrum
70.5%
Other Agile
27.9%
Waterfall
16.4%
SAFe
9.8%
Other
6.6%
Lean
3.3%
PRINCE3
1.6%
Kanban
1.6%
Scrum
70.4%
Other Agile
40.7%
Waterfall
18.5%
Other
7.4%
A mixture of various methodologies
3.7%
PRINCE3
3.7%
Kanban
3.7%
Scrum
64.9%
Other Agile
45.6%
Waterfall
31.6%
SAFe
15.8%
PRINCE3
15.8%
Other
10.5%
Lean
8.8%
Kanban
1.8%
Do you have influence at work on the choice of technology used in the project?
No
Yes
No: 50.5% 50.5% Yes: 49.5% 49.5%
What project management tools do you work with?
JIRA
75.2%
Excel
54.3%
Microsoft 365
48.1%
Other
17.1%
Trello
15.2%
Asana
4.8%
Redmine
4.3%
ClickUp
3.3%
Azure DevOps
2.9%
YouTrack
1.9%
Monday
1.4%
Miro
0.5%
I mainly use English in my work.
English
51.9%
Polish
46.7%
Other
1.4%
How big of a challenge is managing a remote team for you?
I do not manage remotely
2.4%
I don't see a difference.
51.0%
It is easier for me than in person
19.0%
It is harder for me than in person
27.6%

AVG
MEDIAN
Earnings and job type - average
Engineering Manager
17 092 PLN
Product Manager
13 100 PLN
Delivery Manager
12 229 PLN
Scrum Master
10 605 PLN
Product Owner
10 063 PLN
Project Manager
9 728 PLN
Engineering Manager
35 929 PLN
Product Manager
26 046 PLN
Scrum Master
23 307 PLN
Product Owner
20 673 PLN
Project Manager
19 382 PLN
AVG
MEDIAN
Earnings and job type - median
Engineering Manager
16 000 PLN
Product Manager
12 000 PLN
Delivery Manager
11 000 PLN
Scrum Master
10 000 PLN
Product Owner
10 000 PLN
Project Manager
8 800 PLN
Engineering Manager
35 000 PLN
Product Manager
23 000 PLN
Scrum Master
20 000 PLN
Product Owner
18 500 PLN
Project Manager
18 200 PLN

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AVG
MEDIAN
Earnings versus experience - average
Mid-level Manager
13 581 PLN
Tech Lead / Team Lead
12 908 PLN
Senior
12 173 PLN
Mid / Regular
9 096 PLN
Junior
6 073 PLN
Director / C-level
29 267 PLN
Tech Lead / Team Lead
26 286 PLN
Senior
25 336 PLN
Mid-level Manager
24 072 PLN
Mid / Regular
16 682 PLN
AVG
MEDIAN
Earnings versus experience - median
Mid-level Manager
13 000 PLN
Tech Lead / Team Lead
12 000 PLN
Senior
11 500 PLN
Mid / Regular
8 500 PLN
Junior
5 500 PLN
Director / C-level
30 000 PLN
Tech Lead / Team Lead
22 000 PLN
Senior
22 000 PLN
Mid-level Manager
21 500 PLN
Mid / Regular
16 000 PLN
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