As a result of the global ICT skills gap, tech workers are benefitting from a sizeable increase in salaries. Worldwide, software developers and other ICT workers are showing up in statistics as being among the top average earners. Germany is showing the same results. With average German ICT salaries coming in at more than €59,000 per annum, the time has never been better for new graduates and career changers.
According to Trading Economics & Statistisches Bundesamt, the current average salary in Germany is €45,708 (as of January 2018). However, Statistisches Bundesamt, in another piece of research, offers statistics on all salaries across Germany. According to their research, ICT workers are the second highest earners among all other economic sectors.
Average German ICT salaries against others
- Industry and service sector – €45,969
- Business economy – €45,420
- Industry – €46,944
- Mining and quarrying – €48,300
- Manufacturing – €48,768
- Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply – €58,440
- Water supply – €40,524
- Construction – €37,848
- Service sector – €44,988
- Business services – €44,028
- Wholesale and retail trade; Repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles – €42,108
- Transportation and storage – €35,808
- Accomodation and food service activities – €28,380
- Information and communication – €59,112
- Financial and insurance activities – €62,220
- Real estate activities – €48,708
- Professional, scientific and technical activities – €56,484
- Administrative and support service activities – €30,900
- Public administration, social and personal service activities – €46,536
- Public administration and defence; compulsory social security – €45,420
- Education – €51,804
- Human health and social work activities – €45,156
- Arts, entertainment and recreation – €46,176
- Other service activities – €43,464
While the figures above are impressive, the reported average starting salary for software developers in Germany is more than €40,000 per annum. Likewise, software development is a skill that can be used all around the world. Therefore, this offers flexibility to workers in terms of where they work, etc. However, the gap is only getting bigger, with more jobs arriving quicker than they are being filled.
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