ICT & Software Developer Salaries Consistently High Worldwide


Recently, we looked at software developer salaries in Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, Ireland, the UK and the USA, and a continuous trend is highlighting itself. ICT & software developer salaries, in general, are consistently in the top average earner lists for each country.

Over the last few days, we have gone through a mix of governmental statistics as well as recruiter research to examine ICT & software developer salaries in various countries around the world. Considering the size of the current skills gap, the results are not surprising. First of all, in Germany, the Federal Statistical Office, Statistisches Bundesamt, tells us that ICT earners there are the second highest earners compared to all other sectors.

In the UK, CWJobs estimates the average software developer salary at £62,500. ICT workers on average earn more than most industries except the Financial and Insurance sector. In fact, Morgan McKinley’s salary calculator for 2021 offers excellent insights into what a Python developer can earn. They reckon that with 0-3 years experience a developer can earn between £40,000 and £75,000 in London. Then to highlight progression, they reckon that with 3-5 years experience, that figure will be between £75,000 and £95,000. Whereas with 5 years experience, their estimate is between £90,000 and £130,000.

In the Netherlands, according to international recruiters Honeypot.io, the average starting salary for a full-stack developer is circa €41,000. Centraal Planbureau, the Dutch statistics office, tells us that the average salary across the board for the Netherlands is €37,500. This is a real indicator of a boost for coders in that country.

In Ireland, Morgan McKinley’s salary calculator indicates that a Python developer with 0-3 years experience can earn between €40,000 and €50,000. Of course, with more experience, comes more salary, and they reckon that those with 3-5 years experience can earn between €50,000 and €70,000. The Irish Central Statistics Office (CSO) places ICT workers as the highest earners in the country for the first quarter of 2021.

ICT & Software Developer Salaries – $110,000 in USA

Similarly, USA figures highlight the same trend. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average ICT salary is $110,140.

ICT & software developer salaries are reaching these heights because of the massive global ICT skills gap. In October 2020, the World Economic Forum launched its Future of Jobs Report 2020. In it, they highlight that as many as 85 million jobs will be displaced by technology. However, they also estimate that 97 million new roles with a more digital focus will replace them. Among the roles that they see as being in demand includes software developers, data analysts and more.

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