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Information Technology Average Salaries in Portugal 2022

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

Average Monthly Salary
2,760 EUR
( 33,200 EUR yearly)


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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
2nd Line Systems Engineer2,480 EUR
ABAP Developer2,220 EUR
Advertising Account Planner2,250 EUR
Android Developer2,490 EUR
Angular Developer2,210 EUR
Application Consultant3,040 EUR
Applications System Specialist2,160 EUR
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist3,210 EUR
Artificial Intelligence Developer3,130 EUR
AS400 Programmer2,790 EUR
Assistant Information Technology Manager3,050 EUR
Assistant Service Delivery Manager3,010 EUR
Avaloq Developer2,410 EUR
BizTalk Developer 2,700 EUR
Blockchain Associate2,550 EUR
Blockchain Developer2,320 EUR
Build and Release Engineer2,330 EUR
Business Intelligence Analyst2,620 EUR
Business Intelligence Developer2,660 EUR
Business Objects Developer2,480 EUR
Business Process Consultant2,760 EUR
Business Systems Analyst2,470 EUR
C# Developer2,900 EUR
C++ Developer2,850 EUR
Capacity Planning Manager3,380 EUR
Change Administrator2,310 EUR
Chief Information Security Officer3,620 EUR
Client Delivery Manager3,530 EUR
CMS Developer2,240 EUR
Computer Animator2,330 EUR
Computer Hardware Engineer2,240 EUR
Computer Networks Architect2,660 EUR
Computer Operator1,770 EUR
Computer Technician1,980 EUR
Copy Editor2,060 EUR
CRM Application Administrator2,450 EUR
Cross Platform Security Manager3,610 EUR
Curam Developer2,230 EUR
Data Analyst2,480 EUR
Data Architect2,580 EUR
Data Center Technician2,220 EUR
Data Entry Supervisor1,630 EUR
Data Manager3,270 EUR
Data Modeling Analyst2,710 EUR
Data Quality Analyst2,650 EUR
Data Security Analyst2,610 EUR
Data Security Manager3,600 EUR
Data Warehousing Manager3,280 EUR
Data Warehousing Specialist2,440 EUR
Database Administration Manager3,320 EUR
Database Administrator2,660 EUR
Database Analyst2,690 EUR
Database Developer2,560 EUR
Database Report Writer2,550 EUR
Delivery Manager2,660 EUR
Developer / Programmer2,580 EUR
Development Manager3,690 EUR
Director of Application Development3,880 EUR
Director of Technology4,420 EUR
Disaster Recovery Analyst2,510 EUR
Documentation Specialist2,320 EUR
E-Commerce Manager3,010 EUR
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst3,100 EUR
E-Commerce Marketing Manager3,290 EUR
E-Commerce Sales Manager3,340 EUR
E-Commerce Strategy Manager3,440 EUR
Enterprise Architecture Manager3,260 EUR
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect3,310 EUR
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager3,890 EUR
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant2,580 EUR
ERP Analyst2,670 EUR
ERP Project Manager3,660 EUR
Ethical Hacker2,290 EUR
Financial Systems Manager3,880 EUR
Flash Developer2,160 EUR
Front End Developer2,220 EUR
Full Stack Developer2,580 EUR
Functional Analyst2,550 EUR
Game Developer2,420 EUR
GIS Analyst2,300 EUR
GIS Developer2,410 EUR
Global BI Analyst2,860 EUR
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer2,360 EUR
Graphics Programmer2,210 EUR
Graphics Web Designer2,090 EUR
Hardware Design Engineer2,610 EUR
Hardware Engineering Manager3,740 EUR
Hardware Technician2,030 EUR
Head of Development3,690 EUR
Help Desk Analyst2,510 EUR
Help Desk Manager2,850 EUR
Help Desk Support1,880 EUR
Helpdesk Manager2,910 EUR
Imaging Programmer2,300 EUR
Informatics Optimization Specialist2,520 EUR
Information Assurance Analyst2,680 EUR
Information Program Director3,610 EUR
Information Security Administrator2,840 EUR
Information Security Analyst3,110 EUR
Information Security Engineer2,670 EUR
Information Security Manager3,980 EUR
Information Security Specialist3,190 EUR
Information Services Consultant3,190 EUR
Information Technology Administrator2,190 EUR
Information Technology Asset Manager3,450 EUR
Information Technology Consultant3,040 EUR
Information Technology Coordinator2,000 EUR
Information Technology Director4,280 EUR
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer2,190 EUR
Information Technology Manager4,580 EUR
Information Technology Operations Manager4,170 EUR
Information Technology Product Manager3,720 EUR
Information Technology Project Administrator2,220 EUR
Information Technology Project Coordinator2,670 EUR
Information Technology Project Leader3,010 EUR
Information Technology Project Manager4,150 EUR
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager3,100 EUR
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)2,880 EUR
Information Technology Quality Specialist2,530 EUR
Information Technology Support1,680 EUR
Information Technology Team Leader3,080 EUR
Information Technology Trainer2,710 EUR
Information Technology Training Analyst2,590 EUR
Interface Design Manager3,130 EUR
Interface Designer2,100 EUR
IOS Developer2,720 EUR
Java Developer2,770 EUR
Javascript Developer2,450 EUR
Lead Developer2,970 EUR
Linux Administrator2,630 EUR
Lotus Domino Administrator2,590 EUR
Lotus Notes Developer2,590 EUR
Mail Server Administrator2,330 EUR
Major Incident Manager3,080 EUR
Managed Service Specialist2,510 EUR
Microsystems Engineer2,440 EUR
Mobile Developer2,540 EUR
Multimedia Developer2,180 EUR
Multimedia Services Manager2,980 EUR
Network Administration Team Lead3,010 EUR
Network Administrator2,340 EUR
Network Analyst2,410 EUR
Network and Infrastructure Manager3,860 EUR
Network Engineer2,250 EUR
Network Engineering Manager2,860 EUR
Network Security Systems Manager3,290 EUR
Network Specialist2,540 EUR
Network Technician1,950 EUR
Nodejs Developer2,820 EUR
NT Systems Administrator2,240 EUR
Numerical Control Programmer2,190 EUR
Online Banking Manager4,330 EUR
Online Banking Specialist3,150 EUR
OPS Manager3,660 EUR
Oracle Database Administrator2,440 EUR
Oracle Developer2,710 EUR
Perl Developer2,280 EUR
PHP Developer2,320 EUR
Python Developer2,590 EUR
Records Manager2,190 EUR
Remedy Developer2,160 EUR
Reporting Analyst2,540 EUR
Ruby Developer2,250 EUR
Salesforce Administrator2,560 EUR
Salesforce Developer2,050 EUR
SAP Consultant2,710 EUR
SAS Programmer2,410 EUR
Scrum Master2,040 EUR
SEO Associate2,050 EUR
SEO Manager3,250 EUR
Service Delivery Manager3,320 EUR
Service Level Manager3,190 EUR
Service Support Lead2,680 EUR
SharePoint Administrator2,410 EUR
Sharepoint Consultant2,660 EUR
Sharepoint Developer2,670 EUR
Shift Leader2,660 EUR
SOA Analyst2,420 EUR
SOC Engineer2,430 EUR
Software Analyst2,600 EUR
Software Architect2,630 EUR
Software Development Manager3,300 EUR
Software Engineer2,600 EUR
Software QA Engineer2,480 EUR
Software Sales2,440 EUR
Software Specialist2,300 EUR
Software Support Engineer2,200 EUR
Software Test Engineer2,280 EUR
Solutions Architect3,660 EUR
Storage Engineer2,090 EUR
Supervisor1,850 EUR
Support Analyst2,390 EUR
Support Specialist2,590 EUR
System Administrator2,410 EUR
Systems Analyst2,470 EUR
Systems Architect2,470 EUR
Systems Consultant3,110 EUR
Systems Engineer2,060 EUR
Systems Integrator2,420 EUR
Technical Analyst2,160 EUR
Technical Consultant2,860 EUR
Technical Manager2,730 EUR
Technical Project Manager3,390 EUR
Technical Sales2,550 EUR
Technical Trainer2,620 EUR
Technical Writer2,230 EUR
Technology Business Analyst2,550 EUR
Technology Director4,400 EUR
Technology Specialist3,190 EUR
Teradata Developer2,110 EUR
Test Analyst2,580 EUR
Tester2,260 EUR
Testing Manager3,240 EUR
TIBCO Developer2,140 EUR
UNIX Administrator2,620 EUR
Usability Engineer2,510 EUR
User Experience Consultant2,820 EUR
User Experience Design Expert2,670 EUR
User Experience Designer2,250 EUR
User Experience Researcher2,620 EUR
User Interface Designer2,560 EUR
VB Developer1,970 EUR
VB.NET Developer2,530 EUR
Video Game Designer2,310 EUR
Visual Information Specialist2,260 EUR
Web Applications Manager2,970 EUR
Web Content Specialist2,690 EUR
Web Designer2,160 EUR
Web Developer2,360 EUR
Web Editor2,130 EUR
Web Project Manager3,040 EUR
Web Promotions Specialist2,470 EUR
Web Security Administrator2,760 EUR
Web Security Manager3,880 EUR
Web Support Analyst1,910 EUR
Web Writer2,060 EUR
Webmaster2,100 EUR
Windows System Administrator2,290 EUR
Wireless Consultant2,980 EUR
Writer and Documentor2,240 EUR

Information Technology Jobs Salary Distribution in Portugal

Median and salary distribution monthly Portugal Information Technology
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    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).

  • Median Salary

    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.

  • 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 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.

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?

Salary Comparison By Education
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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 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.

Information Technology Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Portugal 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 Portugal who work in Information Technology earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

2,840 EUR
2,700 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Portugal for all Careers

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Information Technology Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Portugal

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

Information Technology

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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Portugal 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.

Portugal / 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 Portugal is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Information Technology

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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Information Technology Bonus and Incentive Rates in Portugal

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Portugal 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.

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.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

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 Portugal

16 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Portugal is 16 EUR. This means that the average person in Portugal earns approximately 16 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 monthly Portugal
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The average salary for Information Technology is 0% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Funchal2,370 EUR
Lisbon2,840 EUR
Porto2,610 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 Portugal earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
2,680 EUR
Public Sector+6%
2,840 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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