Wages of Information Technology Professionals - A Czech and Slovak Republic Case

Luboš Marek, Petr Doucek, Lea Nedomová


Purpose: The objective of this article is to compare the trend in wages of ICT Professionals in the Czech and Slovak economies during the past two decades.

Methodology/Approach: The input data set for ICT Professionals was relatively large - over 2.2 million (of which ICT represented over 60 thousand) in the Czech Republic and 1.1 million (of which ICT represented over 24 thousand) in the Slovak Republic. For the purposes of presented analyses, we used basic statistical methods and characteristics.

Findings: We can make the following general conclusions based on our analyses: all analyzed wage characteristics increased over time, with the exception of the economic crisis during 2009-2014 when they stagnate.

Research Limitation/Implication: Our data include outliers, especially wages above EUR 4,000. However, these wages, which are relatively rare, significantly influence the total volume of wages.

Originality/Value of paper: Analysis of our data offers information about development of average real wages in ICT oriented jobs. There can be found analysis of wages in all sectors in literature. Analysis of ICT Professionals wages is rarely published in journals.


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Luboš Marek
Petr Doucek
doucek@vse.cz (Primary Contact)
Lea Nedomová
Marek, L., Doucek, P., & Nedomová, L. (2021). Wages of Information Technology Professionals - A Czech and Slovak Republic Case. Quality Innovation Prosperity, 25(1), 73–87. https://doi.org/10.12776/qip.v25i1.1468

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