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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|2nd Line Systems Engineer||38,300 EUR|
|ABAP Developer||36,500 EUR|
|Advertising Account Planner||33,700 EUR|
|Android Developer||39,200 EUR|
|Angular Developer||36,000 EUR|
|Application Consultant||44,600 EUR|
|Applications System Specialist||35,200 EUR|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist||48,600 EUR|
|Artificial Intelligence Developer||48,800 EUR|
|AS400 Programmer||41,100 EUR|
|Assistant Information Technology Manager||44,800 EUR|
|Assistant Service Delivery Manager||47,400 EUR|
|Avaloq Developer||36,800 EUR|
|BizTalk Developer||40,100 EUR|
|Blockchain Associate||39,000 EUR|
|Blockchain Developer||36,600 EUR|
|Build and Release Engineer||36,000 EUR|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||41,800 EUR|
|Business Intelligence Developer||39,100 EUR|
|Business Objects Developer||35,400 EUR|
|Business Process Consultant||41,700 EUR|
|Business Systems Analyst||34,600 EUR|
|C# Developer||40,600 EUR|
|C++ Developer||41,100 EUR|
|Capacity Planning Manager||54,300 EUR|
|Change Administrator||33,000 EUR|
|Chief Information Security Officer||59,400 EUR|
|Client Delivery Manager||50,900 EUR|
|CMS Developer||33,000 EUR|
|Computer Animator||35,300 EUR|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||33,000 EUR|
|Computer Networks Architect||38,600 EUR|
|Computer Operator||27,600 EUR|
|Computer Technician||31,900 EUR|
|Copy Editor||30,900 EUR|
|CRM Application Administrator||35,700 EUR|
|Cross Platform Security Manager||55,200 EUR|
|Curam Developer||33,500 EUR|
|Data Analyst||35,400 EUR|
|Data Architect||38,000 EUR|
|Data Center Technician||35,000 EUR|
|Data Entry Supervisor||24,600 EUR|
|Data Manager||50,000 EUR|
|Data Modeling Analyst||38,300 EUR|
|Data Quality Analyst||36,400 EUR|
|Data Security Analyst||38,000 EUR|
|Data Security Manager||51,300 EUR|
|Data Warehousing Manager||50,700 EUR|
|Data Warehousing Specialist||36,600 EUR|
|Database Administration Manager||47,900 EUR|
|Database Administrator||39,600 EUR|
|Database Analyst||41,200 EUR|
|Database Developer||40,400 EUR|
|Database Report Writer||37,500 EUR|
|Delivery Manager||38,300 EUR|
|Developer / Programmer||38,300 EUR|
|Development Manager||51,500 EUR|
|Director of Application Development||54,800 EUR|
|Director of Technology||68,200 EUR|
|Disaster Recovery Analyst||36,200 EUR|
|Documentation Specialist||32,400 EUR|
|E-Commerce Manager||47,500 EUR|
|E-Commerce Marketing Analyst||45,600 EUR|
|E-Commerce Marketing Manager||49,900 EUR|
|E-Commerce Sales Manager||52,100 EUR|
|E-Commerce Strategy Manager||55,400 EUR|
|Enterprise Architecture Manager||46,900 EUR|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Architect||49,200 EUR|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Manager||57,700 EUR|
|ERP / CRM Technical Consultant||41,600 EUR|
|ERP Analyst||40,900 EUR|
|ERP Project Manager||50,700 EUR|
|Ethical Hacker||36,000 EUR|
|Financial Systems Manager||55,300 EUR|
|Flash Developer||33,000 EUR|
|Front End Developer||33,300 EUR|
|Full Stack Developer||41,100 EUR|
|Functional Analyst||40,700 EUR|
|Game Developer||34,200 EUR|
|GIS Analyst||35,200 EUR|
|GIS Developer||38,500 EUR|
|Global BI Analyst||42,100 EUR|
|Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer||33,700 EUR|
|Graphics Programmer||35,600 EUR|
|Graphics Web Designer||31,400 EUR|
|Hardware Design Engineer||36,800 EUR|
|Hardware Engineering Manager||55,000 EUR|
|Hardware Technician||29,600 EUR|
|Head of Development||51,500 EUR|
|Help Desk Analyst||36,200 EUR|
|Help Desk Manager||42,800 EUR|
|Help Desk Support||26,200 EUR|
|Helpdesk Manager||45,500 EUR|
|Imaging Programmer||33,800 EUR|
|Informatics Optimization Specialist||40,200 EUR|
|Information Assurance Analyst||41,000 EUR|
|Information Program Director||55,800 EUR|
|Information Security Administrator||41,800 EUR|
|Information Security Analyst||45,200 EUR|
|Information Security Engineer||37,700 EUR|
|Information Security Manager||54,600 EUR|
|Information Security Specialist||45,000 EUR|
|Information Services Consultant||47,900 EUR|
|Information Technology Administrator||30,700 EUR|
|Information Technology Asset Manager||53,400 EUR|
|Information Technology Consultant||47,500 EUR|
|Information Technology Coordinator||30,300 EUR|
|Information Technology Director||63,500 EUR|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer||33,800 EUR|
|Information Technology Manager||64,800 EUR|
|Information Technology Operations Manager||61,900 EUR|
|Information Technology Product Manager||58,700 EUR|
|Information Technology Project Administrator||31,000 EUR|
|Information Technology Project Coordinator||40,100 EUR|
|Information Technology Project Leader||46,500 EUR|
|Information Technology Project Manager||59,900 EUR|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager||46,100 EUR|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)||41,900 EUR|
|Information Technology Quality Specialist||37,500 EUR|
|Information Technology Support||25,000 EUR|
|Information Technology Team Leader||48,000 EUR|
|Information Technology Trainer||39,400 EUR|
|Information Technology Training Analyst||40,400 EUR|
|Interface Design Manager||47,400 EUR|
|Interface Designer||30,200 EUR|
|IOS Developer||40,400 EUR|
|Java Developer||41,900 EUR|
|Lead Developer||44,600 EUR|
|Linux Administrator||39,400 EUR|
|Lotus Domino Administrator||38,800 EUR|
|Lotus Notes Developer||37,400 EUR|
|Mail Server Administrator||36,000 EUR|
|Major Incident Manager||46,700 EUR|
|Managed Service Specialist||40,300 EUR|
|Microsystems Engineer||40,100 EUR|
|Mobile Developer||40,500 EUR|
|Multimedia Developer||34,100 EUR|
|Multimedia Services Manager||43,400 EUR|
|Network Administration Team Lead||44,700 EUR|
|Network Administrator||34,800 EUR|
|Network Analyst||36,900 EUR|
|Network and Infrastructure Manager||59,200 EUR|
|Network Engineer||35,500 EUR|
|Network Engineering Manager||46,500 EUR|
|Network Security Systems Manager||49,800 EUR|
|Network Specialist||39,600 EUR|
|Network Technician||31,400 EUR|
|Nodejs Developer||41,000 EUR|
|NT Systems Administrator||35,600 EUR|
|Numerical Control Programmer||33,200 EUR|
|Online Banking Manager||64,900 EUR|
|Online Banking Specialist||48,600 EUR|
|OPS Manager||53,200 EUR|
|Oracle Database Administrator||37,700 EUR|
|Oracle Developer||39,400 EUR|
|Perl Developer||33,200 EUR|
|PHP Developer||34,800 EUR|
|Python Developer||42,500 EUR|
|Records Manager||32,800 EUR|
|Remedy Developer||32,400 EUR|
|Reporting Analyst||39,300 EUR|
|Ruby Developer||36,600 EUR|
|Salesforce Administrator||37,200 EUR|
|Salesforce Developer||30,800 EUR|
|SAP Consultant||40,300 EUR|
|SAS Programmer||35,800 EUR|
|Scrum Master||30,300 EUR|
|SEO Associate||32,300 EUR|
|SEO Manager||47,300 EUR|
|Service Delivery Manager||48,300 EUR|
|Service Level Manager||50,900 EUR|
|Service Support Lead||39,900 EUR|
|SharePoint Administrator||38,400 EUR|
|Sharepoint Consultant||38,300 EUR|
|Sharepoint Developer||41,700 EUR|
|Shift Leader||39,100 EUR|
|SOA Analyst||38,200 EUR|
|SOC Engineer||37,500 EUR|
|Software Analyst||39,400 EUR|
|Software Architect||37,600 EUR|
|Software Development Manager||49,100 EUR|
|Software Engineer||38,300 EUR|
|Software QA Engineer||34,300 EUR|
|Software Sales||33,800 EUR|
|Software Specialist||33,500 EUR|
|Software Support Engineer||30,400 EUR|
|Software Test Engineer||32,500 EUR|
|Solutions Architect||50,700 EUR|
|Storage Engineer||33,200 EUR|
|Support Analyst||34,400 EUR|
|Support Specialist||40,100 EUR|
|System Administrator||35,800 EUR|
|Systems Analyst||37,400 EUR|
|Systems Architect||38,600 EUR|
|Systems Consultant||48,100 EUR|
|Systems Engineer||32,200 EUR|
|Systems Integrator||39,000 EUR|
|Technical Analyst||32,800 EUR|
|Technical Consultant||45,500 EUR|
|Technical Manager||41,800 EUR|
|Technical Project Manager||50,800 EUR|
|Technical Sales||36,400 EUR|
|Technical Trainer||38,500 EUR|
|Technical Writer||33,700 EUR|
|Technology Business Analyst||38,300 EUR|
|Technology Director||62,700 EUR|
|Technology Specialist||46,000 EUR|
|Teradata Developer||31,700 EUR|
|Test Analyst||38,600 EUR|
|Testing Manager||53,100 EUR|
|TIBCO Developer||31,500 EUR|
|UNIX Administrator||40,000 EUR|
|Usability Engineer||36,500 EUR|
|User Experience Consultant||40,700 EUR|
|User Experience Design Expert||40,100 EUR|
|User Experience Designer||33,400 EUR|
|User Experience Researcher||40,600 EUR|
|User Interface Designer||36,900 EUR|
|VB Developer||30,400 EUR|
|VB.NET Developer||40,300 EUR|
|Video Game Designer||34,000 EUR|
|Visual Information Specialist||36,400 EUR|
|Web Applications Manager||47,200 EUR|
|Web Content Specialist||39,600 EUR|
|Web Designer||35,400 EUR|
|Web Developer||36,100 EUR|
|Web Editor||30,400 EUR|
|Web Project Manager||41,700 EUR|
|Web Promotions Specialist||36,300 EUR|
|Web Security Administrator||37,800 EUR|
|Web Security Manager||54,800 EUR|
|Web Support Analyst||29,200 EUR|
|Web Writer||29,900 EUR|
|Windows System Administrator||36,000 EUR|
|Wireless Consultant||44,200 EUR|
|Writer and Documentor||33,700 EUR|
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).
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
The average salary for Information Technology is 0% more than that of All Jobs.
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.