A person working in Information Technology in Portugal typically earns around 2,760 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,430 EUR (lowest average) to 4,510 EUR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the average monthly 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||2,480 EUR|
|ABAP Developer||2,220 EUR|
|Advertising Account Planner||2,250 EUR|
|Android Developer||2,490 EUR|
|Angular Developer||2,210 EUR|
|Application Consultant||3,040 EUR|
|Applications System Specialist||2,160 EUR|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist||3,210 EUR|
|Artificial Intelligence Developer||3,130 EUR|
|AS400 Programmer||2,790 EUR|
|Assistant Information Technology Manager||3,050 EUR|
|Assistant Service Delivery Manager||3,010 EUR|
|Avaloq Developer||2,410 EUR|
|BizTalk Developer||2,700 EUR|
|Blockchain Associate||2,550 EUR|
|Blockchain Developer||2,320 EUR|
|Build and Release Engineer||2,330 EUR|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||2,620 EUR|
|Business Intelligence Developer||2,660 EUR|
|Business Objects Developer||2,480 EUR|
|Business Process Consultant||2,760 EUR|
|Business Systems Analyst||2,470 EUR|
|C# Developer||2,900 EUR|
|C++ Developer||2,850 EUR|
|Capacity Planning Manager||3,380 EUR|
|Change Administrator||2,310 EUR|
|Chief Information Security Officer||3,620 EUR|
|Client Delivery Manager||3,530 EUR|
|CMS Developer||2,240 EUR|
|Computer Animator||2,330 EUR|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||2,240 EUR|
|Computer Networks Architect||2,660 EUR|
|Computer Operator||1,770 EUR|
|Computer Technician||1,980 EUR|
|Copy Editor||2,060 EUR|
|CRM Application Administrator||2,450 EUR|
|Cross Platform Security Manager||3,610 EUR|
|Curam Developer||2,230 EUR|
|Data Analyst||2,480 EUR|
|Data Architect||2,580 EUR|
|Data Center Technician||2,220 EUR|
|Data Entry Supervisor||1,630 EUR|
|Data Manager||3,270 EUR|
|Data Modeling Analyst||2,710 EUR|
|Data Quality Analyst||2,650 EUR|
|Data Security Analyst||2,610 EUR|
|Data Security Manager||3,600 EUR|
|Data Warehousing Manager||3,280 EUR|
|Data Warehousing Specialist||2,440 EUR|
|Database Administration Manager||3,320 EUR|
|Database Administrator||2,660 EUR|
|Database Analyst||2,690 EUR|
|Database Developer||2,560 EUR|
|Database Report Writer||2,550 EUR|
|Delivery Manager||2,660 EUR|
|Developer / Programmer||2,580 EUR|
|Development Manager||3,690 EUR|
|Director of Application Development||3,880 EUR|
|Director of Technology||4,420 EUR|
|Disaster Recovery Analyst||2,510 EUR|
|Documentation Specialist||2,320 EUR|
|E-Commerce Manager||3,010 EUR|
|E-Commerce Marketing Analyst||3,100 EUR|
|E-Commerce Marketing Manager||3,290 EUR|
|E-Commerce Sales Manager||3,340 EUR|
|E-Commerce Strategy Manager||3,440 EUR|
|Enterprise Architecture Manager||3,260 EUR|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Architect||3,310 EUR|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Manager||3,890 EUR|
|ERP / CRM Technical Consultant||2,580 EUR|
|ERP Analyst||2,670 EUR|
|ERP Project Manager||3,660 EUR|
|Ethical Hacker||2,290 EUR|
|Financial Systems Manager||3,880 EUR|
|Flash Developer||2,160 EUR|
|Front End Developer||2,220 EUR|
|Full Stack Developer||2,580 EUR|
|Functional Analyst||2,550 EUR|
|Game Developer||2,420 EUR|
|GIS Analyst||2,300 EUR|
|GIS Developer||2,410 EUR|
|Global BI Analyst||2,860 EUR|
|Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer||2,360 EUR|
|Graphics Programmer||2,210 EUR|
|Graphics Web Designer||2,090 EUR|
|Hardware Design Engineer||2,610 EUR|
|Hardware Engineering Manager||3,740 EUR|
|Hardware Technician||2,030 EUR|
|Head of Development||3,690 EUR|
|Help Desk Analyst||2,510 EUR|
|Help Desk Manager||2,850 EUR|
|Help Desk Support||1,880 EUR|
|Helpdesk Manager||2,910 EUR|
|Imaging Programmer||2,300 EUR|
|Informatics Optimization Specialist||2,520 EUR|
|Information Assurance Analyst||2,680 EUR|
|Information Program Director||3,610 EUR|
|Information Security Administrator||2,840 EUR|
|Information Security Analyst||3,110 EUR|
|Information Security Engineer||2,670 EUR|
|Information Security Manager||3,980 EUR|
|Information Security Specialist||3,190 EUR|
|Information Services Consultant||3,190 EUR|
|Information Technology Administrator||2,190 EUR|
|Information Technology Asset Manager||3,450 EUR|
|Information Technology Consultant||3,040 EUR|
|Information Technology Coordinator||2,000 EUR|
|Information Technology Director||4,280 EUR|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer||2,190 EUR|
|Information Technology Manager||4,580 EUR|
|Information Technology Operations Manager||4,170 EUR|
|Information Technology Product Manager||3,720 EUR|
|Information Technology Project Administrator||2,220 EUR|
|Information Technology Project Coordinator||2,670 EUR|
|Information Technology Project Leader||3,010 EUR|
|Information Technology Project Manager||4,150 EUR|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager||3,100 EUR|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)||2,880 EUR|
|Information Technology Quality Specialist||2,530 EUR|
|Information Technology Support||1,680 EUR|
|Information Technology Team Leader||3,080 EUR|
|Information Technology Trainer||2,710 EUR|
|Information Technology Training Analyst||2,590 EUR|
|Interface Design Manager||3,130 EUR|
|Interface Designer||2,100 EUR|
|IOS Developer||2,720 EUR|
|Java Developer||2,770 EUR|
|Lead Developer||2,970 EUR|
|Linux Administrator||2,630 EUR|
|Lotus Domino Administrator||2,590 EUR|
|Lotus Notes Developer||2,590 EUR|
|Mail Server Administrator||2,330 EUR|
|Major Incident Manager||3,080 EUR|
|Managed Service Specialist||2,510 EUR|
|Microsystems Engineer||2,440 EUR|
|Mobile Developer||2,540 EUR|
|Multimedia Developer||2,180 EUR|
|Multimedia Services Manager||2,980 EUR|
|Network Administration Team Lead||3,010 EUR|
|Network Administrator||2,340 EUR|
|Network Analyst||2,410 EUR|
|Network and Infrastructure Manager||3,860 EUR|
|Network Engineer||2,250 EUR|
|Network Engineering Manager||2,860 EUR|
|Network Security Systems Manager||3,290 EUR|
|Network Specialist||2,540 EUR|
|Network Technician||1,950 EUR|
|Nodejs Developer||2,820 EUR|
|NT Systems Administrator||2,240 EUR|
|Numerical Control Programmer||2,190 EUR|
|Online Banking Manager||4,330 EUR|
|Online Banking Specialist||3,150 EUR|
|OPS Manager||3,660 EUR|
|Oracle Database Administrator||2,440 EUR|
|Oracle Developer||2,710 EUR|
|Perl Developer||2,280 EUR|
|PHP Developer||2,320 EUR|
|Python Developer||2,590 EUR|
|Records Manager||2,190 EUR|
|Remedy Developer||2,160 EUR|
|Reporting Analyst||2,540 EUR|
|Ruby Developer||2,250 EUR|
|Salesforce Administrator||2,560 EUR|
|Salesforce Developer||2,050 EUR|
|SAP Consultant||2,710 EUR|
|SAS Programmer||2,410 EUR|
|Scrum Master||2,040 EUR|
|SEO Associate||2,050 EUR|
|SEO Manager||3,250 EUR|
|Service Delivery Manager||3,320 EUR|
|Service Level Manager||3,190 EUR|
|Service Support Lead||2,680 EUR|
|SharePoint Administrator||2,410 EUR|
|Sharepoint Consultant||2,660 EUR|
|Sharepoint Developer||2,670 EUR|
|Shift Leader||2,660 EUR|
|SOA Analyst||2,420 EUR|
|SOC Engineer||2,430 EUR|
|Software Analyst||2,600 EUR|
|Software Architect||2,630 EUR|
|Software Development Manager||3,300 EUR|
|Software Engineer||2,600 EUR|
|Software QA Engineer||2,480 EUR|
|Software Sales||2,440 EUR|
|Software Specialist||2,300 EUR|
|Software Support Engineer||2,200 EUR|
|Software Test Engineer||2,280 EUR|
|Solutions Architect||3,660 EUR|
|Storage Engineer||2,090 EUR|
|Support Analyst||2,390 EUR|
|Support Specialist||2,590 EUR|
|System Administrator||2,410 EUR|
|Systems Analyst||2,470 EUR|
|Systems Architect||2,470 EUR|
|Systems Consultant||3,110 EUR|
|Systems Engineer||2,060 EUR|
|Systems Integrator||2,420 EUR|
|Technical Analyst||2,160 EUR|
|Technical Consultant||2,860 EUR|
|Technical Manager||2,730 EUR|
|Technical Project Manager||3,390 EUR|
|Technical Sales||2,550 EUR|
|Technical Trainer||2,620 EUR|
|Technical Writer||2,230 EUR|
|Technology Business Analyst||2,550 EUR|
|Technology Director||4,400 EUR|
|Technology Specialist||3,190 EUR|
|Teradata Developer||2,110 EUR|
|Test Analyst||2,580 EUR|
|Testing Manager||3,240 EUR|
|TIBCO Developer||2,140 EUR|
|UNIX Administrator||2,620 EUR|
|Usability Engineer||2,510 EUR|
|User Experience Consultant||2,820 EUR|
|User Experience Design Expert||2,670 EUR|
|User Experience Designer||2,250 EUR|
|User Experience Researcher||2,620 EUR|
|User Interface Designer||2,560 EUR|
|VB Developer||1,970 EUR|
|VB.NET Developer||2,530 EUR|
|Video Game Designer||2,310 EUR|
|Visual Information Specialist||2,260 EUR|
|Web Applications Manager||2,970 EUR|
|Web Content Specialist||2,690 EUR|
|Web Designer||2,160 EUR|
|Web Developer||2,360 EUR|
|Web Editor||2,130 EUR|
|Web Project Manager||3,040 EUR|
|Web Promotions Specialist||2,470 EUR|
|Web Security Administrator||2,760 EUR|
|Web Security Manager||3,880 EUR|
|Web Support Analyst||1,910 EUR|
|Web Writer||2,060 EUR|
|Windows System Administrator||2,290 EUR|
|Wireless Consultant||2,980 EUR|
|Writer and Documentor||2,240 EUR|
Information Technology salaries in Portugal range from 1,430 EUR per month (minimum average salary) to 4,510 EUR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 2,650 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 2,650 EUR while the other half are earning more than 2,650 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 1,840 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,840 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 3,440 EUR while 25% are earning more than 3,440 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 Portugal costs anywhere from 13,800 Euro(s) to 41,300 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 Portugal who work in Information Technology earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.
Information Technology professionals in Portugal 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 Portugal for the year 2021. 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.
49% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 51% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% 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 Portugal earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.