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Information Technology Average Salaries in Ireland 2020

How much money does a person working in Information Technology make in Ireland?


Average Yearly Salary
38,600 EUR
( 3,220 EUR monthly)

LOW
20,000
EUR
AVERAGE
38,600
EUR
HIGH
63,000
EUR

A person working in Information Technology in Ireland typically earns around 38,600 EUR per year. Salaries range from 20,000 EUR (lowest average) to 63,000 EUR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Information Technology careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
2nd Line Systems Engineer38,300 EUR
ABAP Developer36,500 EUR
Advertising Account Planner33,700 EUR
Android Developer39,200 EUR
Angular Developer36,000 EUR
Application Consultant44,600 EUR
Applications System Specialist35,200 EUR
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist48,600 EUR
Artificial Intelligence Developer48,800 EUR
AS400 Programmer41,100 EUR
Assistant Information Technology Manager44,800 EUR
Assistant Service Delivery Manager47,400 EUR
Avaloq Developer36,800 EUR
BizTalk Developer 40,100 EUR
Blockchain Associate39,000 EUR
Blockchain Developer36,600 EUR
Build and Release Engineer36,000 EUR
Business Intelligence Analyst41,800 EUR
Business Intelligence Developer39,100 EUR
Business Objects Developer35,400 EUR
Business Process Consultant41,700 EUR
Business Systems Analyst34,600 EUR
C# Developer40,600 EUR
C++ Developer41,100 EUR
Capacity Planning Manager54,300 EUR
Change Administrator33,000 EUR
Chief Information Security Officer59,400 EUR
Client Delivery Manager50,900 EUR
CMS Developer33,000 EUR
Computer Animator35,300 EUR
Computer Hardware Engineer33,000 EUR
Computer Networks Architect38,600 EUR
Computer Operator27,600 EUR
Computer Technician31,900 EUR
Copy Editor30,900 EUR
CRM Application Administrator35,700 EUR
Cross Platform Security Manager55,200 EUR
Curam Developer33,500 EUR
Data Analyst35,400 EUR
Data Architect38,000 EUR
Data Center Technician35,000 EUR
Data Entry Supervisor24,600 EUR
Data Manager50,000 EUR
Data Modeling Analyst38,300 EUR
Data Quality Analyst36,400 EUR
Data Security Analyst38,000 EUR
Data Security Manager51,300 EUR
Data Warehousing Manager50,700 EUR
Data Warehousing Specialist36,600 EUR
Database Administration Manager47,900 EUR
Database Administrator39,600 EUR
Database Analyst41,200 EUR
Database Developer40,400 EUR
Database Report Writer37,500 EUR
Delivery Manager38,300 EUR
Developer / Programmer38,300 EUR
Development Manager51,500 EUR
Director of Application Development54,800 EUR
Director of Technology68,200 EUR
Disaster Recovery Analyst36,200 EUR
Documentation Specialist32,400 EUR
E-Commerce Manager47,500 EUR
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst45,600 EUR
E-Commerce Marketing Manager49,900 EUR
E-Commerce Sales Manager52,100 EUR
E-Commerce Strategy Manager55,400 EUR
Enterprise Architecture Manager46,900 EUR
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect49,200 EUR
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager57,700 EUR
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant41,600 EUR
ERP Analyst40,900 EUR
ERP Project Manager50,700 EUR
Ethical Hacker36,000 EUR
Financial Systems Manager55,300 EUR
Flash Developer33,000 EUR
Front End Developer33,300 EUR
Full Stack Developer41,100 EUR
Functional Analyst40,700 EUR
Game Developer34,200 EUR
GIS Analyst35,200 EUR
GIS Developer38,500 EUR
Global BI Analyst42,100 EUR
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer33,700 EUR
Graphics Programmer35,600 EUR
Graphics Web Designer31,400 EUR
Hardware Design Engineer36,800 EUR
Hardware Engineering Manager55,000 EUR
Hardware Technician29,600 EUR
Head of Development51,500 EUR
Help Desk Analyst36,200 EUR
Help Desk Manager42,800 EUR
Help Desk Support26,200 EUR
Helpdesk Manager45,500 EUR
Imaging Programmer33,800 EUR
Informatics Optimization Specialist40,200 EUR
Information Assurance Analyst41,000 EUR
Information Program Director55,800 EUR
Information Security Administrator41,800 EUR
Information Security Analyst45,200 EUR
Information Security Engineer37,700 EUR
Information Security Manager54,600 EUR
Information Security Specialist45,000 EUR
Information Services Consultant47,900 EUR
Information Technology Administrator30,700 EUR
Information Technology Asset Manager53,400 EUR
Information Technology Consultant47,500 EUR
Information Technology Coordinator30,300 EUR
Information Technology Director63,500 EUR
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer33,800 EUR
Information Technology Manager64,800 EUR
Information Technology Operations Manager61,900 EUR
Information Technology Product Manager58,700 EUR
Information Technology Project Administrator31,000 EUR
Information Technology Project Coordinator40,100 EUR
Information Technology Project Leader46,500 EUR
Information Technology Project Manager59,900 EUR
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager46,100 EUR
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)41,900 EUR
Information Technology Quality Specialist37,500 EUR
Information Technology Support25,000 EUR
Information Technology Team Leader48,000 EUR
Information Technology Trainer39,400 EUR
Information Technology Training Analyst40,400 EUR
Interface Design Manager47,400 EUR
Interface Designer30,200 EUR
IOS Developer40,400 EUR
Java Developer41,900 EUR
Javascript Developer39,400 EUR
Lead Developer44,600 EUR
Linux Administrator39,400 EUR
Lotus Domino Administrator38,800 EUR
Lotus Notes Developer37,400 EUR
Mail Server Administrator36,000 EUR
Major Incident Manager46,700 EUR
Managed Service Specialist40,300 EUR
Microsystems Engineer40,100 EUR
Mobile Developer40,500 EUR
Multimedia Developer34,100 EUR
Multimedia Services Manager43,400 EUR
Network Administration Team Lead44,700 EUR
Network Administrator34,800 EUR
Network Analyst36,900 EUR
Network and Infrastructure Manager59,200 EUR
Network Engineer35,500 EUR
Network Engineering Manager46,500 EUR
Network Security Systems Manager49,800 EUR
Network Specialist39,600 EUR
Network Technician31,400 EUR
Nodejs Developer41,000 EUR
NT Systems Administrator35,600 EUR
Numerical Control Programmer33,200 EUR
Online Banking Manager64,900 EUR
Online Banking Specialist48,600 EUR
OPS Manager53,200 EUR
Oracle Database Administrator37,700 EUR
Oracle Developer39,400 EUR
Perl Developer33,200 EUR
PHP Developer34,800 EUR
Python Developer42,500 EUR
Records Manager32,800 EUR
Remedy Developer32,400 EUR
Reporting Analyst39,300 EUR
Ruby Developer36,600 EUR
Salesforce Administrator37,200 EUR
Salesforce Developer30,800 EUR
SAP Consultant40,300 EUR
SAS Programmer35,800 EUR
Scrum Master30,300 EUR
SEO Associate32,300 EUR
SEO Manager47,300 EUR
Service Delivery Manager48,300 EUR
Service Level Manager50,900 EUR
Service Support Lead39,900 EUR
SharePoint Administrator38,400 EUR
Sharepoint Consultant38,300 EUR
Sharepoint Developer41,700 EUR
Shift Leader39,100 EUR
SOA Analyst38,200 EUR
SOC Engineer37,500 EUR
Software Analyst39,400 EUR
Software Architect37,600 EUR
Software Development Manager49,100 EUR
Software Engineer38,300 EUR
Software QA Engineer34,300 EUR
Software Sales33,800 EUR
Software Specialist33,500 EUR
Software Support Engineer30,400 EUR
Software Test Engineer32,500 EUR
Solutions Architect50,700 EUR
Storage Engineer33,200 EUR
Supervisor28,200 EUR
Support Analyst34,400 EUR
Support Specialist40,100 EUR
System Administrator35,800 EUR
Systems Analyst37,400 EUR
Systems Architect38,600 EUR
Systems Consultant48,100 EUR
Systems Engineer32,200 EUR
Systems Integrator39,000 EUR
Technical Analyst32,800 EUR
Technical Consultant45,500 EUR
Technical Manager41,800 EUR
Technical Project Manager50,800 EUR
Technical Sales36,400 EUR
Technical Trainer38,500 EUR
Technical Writer33,700 EUR
Technology Business Analyst38,300 EUR
Technology Director62,700 EUR
Technology Specialist46,000 EUR
Teradata Developer31,700 EUR
Test Analyst38,600 EUR
Tester31,900 EUR
Testing Manager53,100 EUR
TIBCO Developer31,500 EUR
UNIX Administrator40,000 EUR
Usability Engineer36,500 EUR
User Experience Consultant40,700 EUR
User Experience Design Expert40,100 EUR
User Experience Designer33,400 EUR
User Experience Researcher40,600 EUR
User Interface Designer36,900 EUR
VB Developer30,400 EUR
VB.NET Developer40,300 EUR
Video Game Designer34,000 EUR
Visual Information Specialist36,400 EUR
Web Applications Manager47,200 EUR
Web Content Specialist39,600 EUR
Web Designer35,400 EUR
Web Developer36,100 EUR
Web Editor30,400 EUR
Web Project Manager41,700 EUR
Web Promotions Specialist36,300 EUR
Web Security Administrator37,800 EUR
Web Security Manager54,800 EUR
Web Support Analyst29,200 EUR
Web Writer29,900 EUR
Webmaster31,500 EUR
Windows System Administrator36,000 EUR
Wireless Consultant44,200 EUR
Writer and Documentor33,700 EUR

Information Technology Jobs Salary Distribution in Ireland

Median and salary distribution yearly Ireland Information Technology
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Information Technology salaries in Ireland range from 20,000 EUR per year (minimum average salary) to 63,000 EUR per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 38,600 EUR per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 38,600 EUR while the other half are earning more than 38,600 EUR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 26,400 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 26,400 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 50,800 EUR while 25% are earning more than 50,800 EUR.


What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.


Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.


Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.


Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Ireland costs anywhere from 16,000 Euro(s) to 48,100 Euro(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Information Technology Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender yearly Ireland Information Technology
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Ireland who work in Information Technology earn 4% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
39,400 EUR
Female-4%
37,800 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Ireland for all Careers

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Information Technology Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Ireland

How much are annual salary increments in Ireland for Information Technology professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Information Technology

Information Technology professionals in Ireland are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Ireland Information Technology
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Ireland / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Ireland is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
5%
Energy
1%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
2%
Travel
7%
Construction
3%
Education
8%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Ireland for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Information Technology Bonus and Incentive Rates in Ireland

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Ireland Information Technology
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Information Technology is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

47% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 53% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
53%
No Bonus
47%

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.


What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.


Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Information Technology Hourly Average Wage in Ireland


19 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ireland is 19 EUR. This means that the average person in Ireland earns approximately 19 EUR for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Information Technology VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Information Technology and Information Technology yearly Ireland
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The average salary for Information Technology is 0% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Cork43,300 EUR
Dublin45,300 EUR
Galway39,200 EUR
Limerick41,800 EUR
Waterford37,200 EUR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Ireland earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
37,600 EUR
Public Sector+5%
39,300 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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