A person working in Information Technology in Berlin typically earns around 4,400 EUR per month. Salaries range from 2,260 EUR (lowest average) to 7,100 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||3,980 EUR|
|ABAP Developer||3,620 EUR|
|Advertising Account Planner||3,520 EUR|
|Android Developer||3,780 EUR|
|Angular Developer||3,750 EUR|
|Application Consultant||5,040 EUR|
|Applications System Specialist||3,660 EUR|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist||4,940 EUR|
|Artificial Intelligence Developer||4,840 EUR|
|AS400 Programmer||4,360 EUR|
|Assistant Information Technology Manager||5,060 EUR|
|Assistant Service Delivery Manager||4,570 EUR|
|Avaloq Developer||3,710 EUR|
|BizTalk Developer||4,220 EUR|
|Blockchain Associate||3,850 EUR|
|Blockchain Developer||3,520 EUR|
|Build and Release Engineer||3,820 EUR|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||4,340 EUR|
|Business Intelligence Developer||4,410 EUR|
|Business Objects Developer||3,620 EUR|
|Business Process Consultant||4,330 EUR|
|Business Systems Analyst||3,820 EUR|
|C# Developer||4,490 EUR|
|C++ Developer||4,430 EUR|
|Capacity Planning Manager||5,260 EUR|
|Change Administrator||3,380 EUR|
|Chief Information Security Officer||5,900 EUR|
|Client Delivery Manager||5,380 EUR|
|CMS Developer||3,500 EUR|
|Computer Animator||3,590 EUR|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||3,500 EUR|
|Computer Networks Architect||4,050 EUR|
|Computer Operator||2,740 EUR|
|Computer Technician||3,090 EUR|
|Copy Editor||3,230 EUR|
|CRM Application Administrator||3,600 EUR|
|Cross Platform Security Manager||5,350 EUR|
|Curam Developer||3,230 EUR|
|Data Analyst||3,620 EUR|
|Data Architect||4,200 EUR|
|Data Center Technician||3,380 EUR|
|Data Entry Supervisor||2,660 EUR|
|Data Manager||5,140 EUR|
|Data Modeling Analyst||4,030 EUR|
|Data Quality Analyst||4,010 EUR|
|Data Security Analyst||3,900 EUR|
|Data Security Manager||5,360 EUR|
|Data Warehousing Manager||5,490 EUR|
|Data Warehousing Specialist||3,670 EUR|
|Database Administration Manager||5,070 EUR|
|Database Administrator||4,090 EUR|
|Database Analyst||4,160 EUR|
|Database Developer||3,970 EUR|
|Database Report Writer||3,980 EUR|
|Delivery Manager||4,220 EUR|
|Developer / Programmer||4,030 EUR|
|Development Manager||5,810 EUR|
|Director of Application Development||5,900 EUR|
|Director of Technology||7,100 EUR|
|Disaster Recovery Analyst||3,910 EUR|
|Documentation Specialist||3,660 EUR|
|E-Commerce Manager||4,670 EUR|
|E-Commerce Marketing Analyst||4,840 EUR|
|E-Commerce Marketing Manager||5,170 EUR|
|E-Commerce Sales Manager||5,280 EUR|
|E-Commerce Strategy Manager||5,470 EUR|
|Enterprise Architecture Manager||5,170 EUR|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Architect||5,180 EUR|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Manager||6,210 EUR|
|ERP / CRM Technical Consultant||4,110 EUR|
|ERP Analyst||4,210 EUR|
|ERP Project Manager||5,320 EUR|
|Ethical Hacker||3,470 EUR|
|Financial Systems Manager||5,660 EUR|
|Flash Developer||3,400 EUR|
|Front End Developer||3,280 EUR|
|Full Stack Developer||4,180 EUR|
|Functional Analyst||4,220 EUR|
|Game Developer||3,670 EUR|
|GIS Analyst||3,550 EUR|
|GIS Developer||3,990 EUR|
|Global BI Analyst||4,470 EUR|
|Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer||3,380 EUR|
|Graphics Programmer||3,450 EUR|
|Graphics Web Designer||3,280 EUR|
|Hardware Design Engineer||3,880 EUR|
|Hardware Engineering Manager||6,080 EUR|
|Hardware Technician||3,040 EUR|
|Head of Development||5,810 EUR|
|Help Desk Analyst||3,910 EUR|
|Help Desk Manager||4,470 EUR|
|Help Desk Support||2,960 EUR|
|Helpdesk Manager||4,600 EUR|
|Imaging Programmer||3,660 EUR|
|Informatics Optimization Specialist||4,170 EUR|
|Information Assurance Analyst||4,050 EUR|
|Information Program Director||5,810 EUR|
|Information Security Administrator||4,710 EUR|
|Information Security Analyst||4,740 EUR|
|Information Security Engineer||3,970 EUR|
|Information Security Manager||6,020 EUR|
|Information Security Specialist||4,840 EUR|
|Information Services Consultant||4,620 EUR|
|Information Technology Administrator||3,390 EUR|
|Information Technology Asset Manager||5,550 EUR|
|Information Technology Consultant||4,810 EUR|
|Information Technology Coordinator||3,270 EUR|
|Information Technology Director||6,830 EUR|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer||3,660 EUR|
|Information Technology Manager||6,830 EUR|
|Information Technology Operations Manager||6,390 EUR|
|Information Technology Product Manager||5,660 EUR|
|Information Technology Project Administrator||3,500 EUR|
|Information Technology Project Coordinator||4,020 EUR|
|Information Technology Project Leader||5,040 EUR|
|Information Technology Project Manager||6,330 EUR|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager||4,760 EUR|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)||4,310 EUR|
|Information Technology Quality Specialist||4,030 EUR|
|Information Technology Support||2,690 EUR|
|Information Technology Team Leader||4,860 EUR|
|Information Technology Trainer||4,050 EUR|
|Information Technology Training Analyst||4,090 EUR|
|Interface Design Manager||5,120 EUR|
|Interface Designer||3,320 EUR|
|IOS Developer||4,350 EUR|
|Java Developer||4,430 EUR|
|Lead Developer||4,470 EUR|
|Linux Administrator||3,870 EUR|
|Lotus Domino Administrator||3,970 EUR|
|Lotus Notes Developer||4,120 EUR|
|Mail Server Administrator||3,820 EUR|
|Major Incident Manager||4,750 EUR|
|Managed Service Specialist||3,900 EUR|
|Microsystems Engineer||3,980 EUR|
|Mobile Developer||4,120 EUR|
|Multimedia Developer||3,520 EUR|
|Multimedia Services Manager||4,460 EUR|
|Network Administration Team Lead||4,710 EUR|
|Network Administrator||3,520 EUR|
|Network Analyst||3,650 EUR|
|Network and Infrastructure Manager||6,080 EUR|
|Network Engineer||3,420 EUR|
|Network Engineering Manager||4,840 EUR|
|Network Security Systems Manager||5,070 EUR|
|Network Specialist||3,930 EUR|
|Network Technician||3,040 EUR|
|Nodejs Developer||4,140 EUR|
|NT Systems Administrator||3,690 EUR|
|Numerical Control Programmer||3,380 EUR|
|Online Banking Manager||6,250 EUR|
|Online Banking Specialist||5,060 EUR|
|OPS Manager||5,470 EUR|
|Oracle Database Administrator||3,930 EUR|
|Oracle Developer||4,140 EUR|
|Perl Developer||3,350 EUR|
|PHP Developer||3,420 EUR|
|Python Developer||4,220 EUR|
|Records Manager||3,230 EUR|
|Remedy Developer||3,130 EUR|
|Reporting Analyst||4,090 EUR|
|Ruby Developer||3,810 EUR|
|Salesforce Administrator||3,750 EUR|
|Salesforce Developer||3,030 EUR|
|SAP Consultant||4,240 EUR|
|SAS Programmer||3,620 EUR|
|Scrum Master||3,260 EUR|
|SEO Associate||3,180 EUR|
|SEO Manager||4,760 EUR|
|Service Delivery Manager||5,070 EUR|
|Service Level Manager||5,280 EUR|
|Service Support Lead||4,030 EUR|
|SharePoint Administrator||3,910 EUR|
|Sharepoint Consultant||4,220 EUR|
|Sharepoint Developer||4,220 EUR|
|Shift Leader||4,410 EUR|
|SOA Analyst||3,750 EUR|
|SOC Engineer||3,980 EUR|
|Software Analyst||4,010 EUR|
|Software Architect||3,770 EUR|
|Software Development Manager||5,280 EUR|
|Software Engineer||4,140 EUR|
|Software QA Engineer||3,600 EUR|
|Software Sales||3,550 EUR|
|Software Specialist||3,450 EUR|
|Software Support Engineer||3,190 EUR|
|Software Test Engineer||3,330 EUR|
|Solutions Architect||5,320 EUR|
|Storage Engineer||3,380 EUR|
|Support Analyst||3,640 EUR|
|Support Specialist||4,250 EUR|
|System Administrator||3,620 EUR|
|Systems Analyst||3,960 EUR|
|Systems Architect||3,980 EUR|
|Systems Consultant||5,010 EUR|
|Systems Engineer||3,260 EUR|
|Systems Integrator||3,850 EUR|
|Technical Analyst||3,540 EUR|
|Technical Consultant||4,620 EUR|
|Technical Manager||4,210 EUR|
|Technical Project Manager||5,310 EUR|
|Technical Sales||3,720 EUR|
|Technical Trainer||4,250 EUR|
|Technical Writer||3,640 EUR|
|Technology Business Analyst||3,920 EUR|
|Technology Director||6,550 EUR|
|Technology Specialist||5,070 EUR|
|Teradata Developer||3,180 EUR|
|Test Analyst||3,720 EUR|
|Testing Manager||5,280 EUR|
|TIBCO Developer||3,550 EUR|
|UNIX Administrator||3,950 EUR|
|Usability Engineer||3,750 EUR|
|User Experience Consultant||4,310 EUR|
|User Experience Design Expert||4,020 EUR|
|User Experience Designer||3,520 EUR|
|User Experience Researcher||4,390 EUR|
|User Interface Designer||3,910 EUR|
|VB Developer||3,230 EUR|
|VB.NET Developer||4,180 EUR|
|Video Game Designer||3,610 EUR|
|Visual Information Specialist||3,600 EUR|
|Web Applications Manager||4,800 EUR|
|Web Content Specialist||4,470 EUR|
|Web Designer||3,520 EUR|
|Web Developer||3,500 EUR|
|Web Editor||3,180 EUR|
|Web Project Manager||4,590 EUR|
|Web Promotions Specialist||4,090 EUR|
|Web Security Administrator||4,170 EUR|
|Web Security Manager||5,900 EUR|
|Web Support Analyst||2,940 EUR|
|Web Writer||3,140 EUR|
|Windows System Administrator||3,470 EUR|
|Wireless Consultant||4,660 EUR|
|Writer and Documentor||3,380 EUR|
Information Technology salaries in Berlin range from 2,260 EUR per month (minimum average salary) to 7,100 EUR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 4,670 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 4,670 EUR while the other half are earning more than 4,670 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 3,120 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,120 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 6,240 EUR while 25% are earning more than 6,240 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 Germany costs anywhere from 19,100 Euro(s) to 57,200 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 Germany who work in Information Technology earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.
Information Technology professionals in Germany are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% 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 Germany 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.
41% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 59% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% 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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Germany earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.
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 1% more than that of All Jobs.