MOTIFE Insights

Krakow IT Market Report 2022

How Krakow has become one of the fastest growing and mature technology locations in Europe - read our report to learn about the talent pool, cost of doing business, compensation packages and the local ecosystem.

The 2023 edition is now available

Download the 2023 edition of the Krakow IT Market report and gain the latest insights into the factors driving the Krakow and Poland IT market rapid growth, including the talent pool, cost of doing business, compensation packages, and the local ecosystem.

Krakow IT Market 2022 Report

The most comprehensive guide to the Krakow technology ecosystem

The report is written for the benefit of new and existing tech players, multinational corporations and start-ups, IT professionals, HR and Recruitment teams, investors, educational institutions, and local authorities

It also provides an entry point and “one-stop shop” for anyone wanting to build a tech team in Krakow including salaries, hiring practices, office space options, and overall cost.

In the report

MOTIFE / ASPIRE / Krakow Mayor’s Office/ stand with Ukraine / key findings
Tech ecosystem
Large companies / start-ups / fintech / most common technologies / education / communities

Expert views: EPAM / Cisco / Brainly / Karhoo / Kitopi / Bitpanda / Backbase / Forte Digital / MBA IT / OMGKRK
Talent pool / salaries / employment and benefits / remote and flexible working time / IT recruitment / Employer of Record (EOR) / labor law

Expert views: Sedlak & Sedlak / MOTIFE / Nicholson Search and Selection
Cost of doing business
Office space in Krakow / professional services / taxation in Poland / staying in Kra

Expert views: Cushman & Wakefield / Yolk Community & Workspace / Krakow Technology Park
2021 in review
New IT players in Krakow in 2021 / hiring trends / working trends / office market trends / start-ups ecosystem

Expert views: Apptio / VeloxAlpha / Sedlak & Sedlak / Cushman & Wakefield / MOTIFE
Krakow IT Market 2022 Report

Key take aways


engineers and IT professionals in Krakow

Remote work allows companies to also have access to a national talent pool of 300K professionals.


new IT players in Krakow in 2021

New companies continue to set up in Krakow, adding to the booming tech scene.


increased for
tech talent

Employers are having to work harder to differentiate and appeal to discerning tech talent.


not cost

Availability, quality, time-to-hire, low attrition, and culture matter more to companies considering Krakow.



5 unicorns and over 1.5K engineers and IT professionals employed in Krakow Fintech scene.

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We’ll build your software lab in Poland

We provide an end-to-end service: we help evaluate nearshoring options, then recruit a team, set up an office and support local operations. Our focus is on minimizing risk, reducing complexity, and accelerating time-to-value.

MOTIFE is a Krakow-based consulting company that helps international tech businesses scale up with talent from Poland. We specialize in setting up and managing long-term tech teams. Our clients are companies from Europe, North America, and Middle East.



Our in-house recruitment team works closely with a client to find the best talent with the right fit for the organization. We focus on fostering a strong relation with both hiring managers and with candidates in process.


Outsourcing and EOR

We offer an option to host the newly recruited engineers on our payroll. We make sure the team feels like they are equal members of the international team.


Setup and operations management

Alternatively, the engineers can be employed by client’s new legal entity in Poland that we establish and run. By hiding the complexity and continuously educating the client’s team, we minimize an overhead associated with owning a subsidiary in Poland.