2017 IT Permanent Salary Guide

Stephen O'Brien 01.01.2017

Demand for software developers shows no sign of slowing down, with the first half of the 2016 marked by high volumes of recruitment activity.

In particular we saw strong demand for .Net developers, system administrators and project managers. The second half of the year saw hiring activity slow down slightly, particularly with MNCs. There was a decrease in the number of roles in the IT support function, although demand for software development professionals continued to go from strength to strength. The most in demand skills were in Java, .net, Full Stack developers as well as a strong demand for software testers. 

Included in the IT Salary Guide are salary ranges for  Senior IT Management * Salaries | Project and Change Management * Salaries | Web & Mobile Salaries | Online & Digital Salaries | Software Testing & QA Salaries | .NET Salaries | JAVA / C++ Salaries | Infrastructure & Support Salaries |  ERP & CRM Salaries | Data Analytics & Business Intelligence Salaries | Oracle / SQL Salaries | IT Security Salaries  |  Commentary

Senior IT Management * Salary Guide

RoleYears' ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Chief Technical Officer5+140k - 160k125k - 150k120k - 145k120k - 145k
IT Director *5+120k - 150k110k - 140k105k - 130k105k - 130k
IT Manager0 - 360k - 65k60k - 65k55k - 65k55k - 65k
3 - 565k - 80k65k - 80k65k - 75k65k - 75k
5+80k - 100k80k - 100k75k - 90k75k - 90k
Software Development Manager0 - 375k - 80k70k - 75k65k - 75k65k - 75k
3 - 580k - 85k75k - 85k75k - 80k75k - 80k
5+85k - 100k85k - 95k80k - 90k80k - 90k
Infrastructure Manager *0 - 360k - 70k60k - 70k60k - 65k60k - 65k
3 - 570k - 80k70k - 80k65k - 75k65k - 75k
5+80k - 90k80k - 90k75k - 85k75k - 85k
Technical Architect0 - 370k - 80k65k - 75k60k - 70k60k - 70k
3 - 580k - 90k75k - 85k70k - 80k70k - 80k
5+90k - 100k85k - 95k80k - 90k80k - 90k
Software Test Manager0 - 355k - 65k55k - 65k50k - 60k50k - 60k
3 - 565k - 70k65k - 70k60k - 70k60k - 70k
5+70k - 90k70k - 85k70k - 80k70k - 80k
QA Manager *0 - 355k - 65k55k - 65k50k - 60k50k - 60k
3 - 565k - 70k65k - 70k60k - 70k60k - 70k
5+70k - 90k70k - 85k70k - 80k70k - 80k
Service Delivery Manager *0 - 340k - 50k35k - 45k35k - 45k35k - 45k
3 - 545k - 65k45k - 60k45k - 60k45k - 60k
5+65k - 85k60k - 80k60k - 80k60k - 80k
Technical Lead3 - 555k - 65k45k - 55k40k - 50k40k - 50k
5+65k - 85k55k - 75k50k - 70k50k - 70k

Project and Change Management * Salary Guide

RoleYears' ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Programme Manager0 - 370k - 80k65k - 75k65k - 75k65k - 75k
3 - 580k - 90k75k - 85k75k - 85k75k - 85k
5+90k - 100k85k - 100k85k - 100k85k - 95k
Systems Analyst0 - 328k - 40k28k - 38k26k - 35k26k - 35k
3 - 540k - 55k38k - 55k35k - 50k35k - 50k
5+55k - 65k55k - 65k50k - 60k50k - 60k
Business Analyst0 - 328k - 40k28k - 38k26k - 35k26k - 35k
3 - 540k - 55k38k - 55k35k - 50k35k - 50k
5+55k - 65k55k - 65k50k - 60k50k - 60k
IT Project Manager0 - 355k - 60k55k - 60k50k - 60k50k - 60k
3 - 560k - 70k60k - 70k60k - 70k60k - 70k
5+70k - 95k70k - 80k70k - 75k70k - 75k
Product Manager0 - 350k - 60k50k - 60k50k - 60k50k - 60k
3 - 560k - 75k60k - 75k60k - 70k60k - 70k
5+75k - 85k75k - 85k70k - 80k70k - 80k
Management Consultant0 - 360k - 70k50k - 60k50k - 60k50k - 60k
3 - 570k - 80k60k - 70k60k - 70k60k - 70k
5+80k - 90k70k - 80k70k - 80k70k - 80k
 

Web & Mobile Salary Guide

RoleYears' ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
IOS Developer0 - 330k - 45k28k - 40k26k - 38k23k - 36k
3 - 545k - 70k40k - 55k38k - 55k36k - 55k
5+70k - 80k55k - 75k55k - 65k55k - 65k
Android Developer0 - 330k - 45k28k - 40k26k - 38k26k - 38k
3 - 545k - 70k40k - 55k38k - 55k38k - 55k
5+70k - 85k55k - 75k55k - 65k55k - 65k
Python Developer0 - 330k - 45k28k - 40k26k - 38k26k - 38k
3 - 545k - 60k40k - 55k38k - 50k38k - 50k
5+60k - 75k55k - 70k50k - 65k50k - 65k
PHP Developer0 - 328k - 45k26k - 38k25k - 38k25k - 38k
3 - 545k - 65k38k - 50k38k - 50k38k - 50k
5+65k - 70k50k - 65k50k - 65k50k - 65k
UX Developer0 - 328k - 45k26k - 40k25k - 38k25k - 38k
3 - 545k - 65k40k - 55k38k - 55k38k - 55k
5+65k - 80k55k - 75k55k - 70k55k - 70k
UI Designer0 - 328k - 45k26k - 38k25k - 38k25k - 38k
3 - 545k - 60k40k - 55k38k - 55k38k - 55k
5+60k - 70k55k - 65k55k - 65k55k - 65k
JavaScript Developer0 - 328k - 45k26k - 40k25k - 38k25k - 38k
3 - 545k - 65k40k - 55k38k - 55k38k - 55k
5+65k - 80k55k - 75k55k - 70k55k - 70k
Ruby On Rails Developer0 - 328k - 45k26k - 40k25k - 38k25k - 38k
3 - 545k - 65k40k - 55k38k - 55k38k - 55k
5+65k - 80k55k - 75k55k - 70k55k - 70k
 

Online & Digital Salary Guide

RoleYears' ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Digital Project Manager0 - 335k - 45k32k - 42k32k - 42k32k - 42k
3 - 545k - 55k42k - 52k42k - 52k42k - 52k
5+55k - 65k52k - 62k52k - 62k52k - 62k
Pay Per Click Manager0 - 325k - 35k25k - 32k25k - 32k25k - 32k
3 - 535k - 45k32k - 42k32k - 42k32k - 42k
5+45k - 55k42k - 50k42k - 50k42k - 50k
SEO Manager0 - 325k - 40k23k - 32k23k - 32k23k - 32k
3 - 540k - 50k32k - 42k32k - 42k32k - 42k
5+50k - 60k42k - 50k42k - 50k42k - 50k
Online Project Manager0 - 335k - 45k32k - 42k32k - 42k32k - 42k
3 - 545k - 55k42k - 52k42k - 52k42k - 52k
5+55k - 65k52k - 62k52k - 62k52k - 62k
Web Analyst0 - 328k - 40k25k - 35k25k - 33k25k - 33k
3 - 540k - 50k35k - 45k33k - 43k33k - 43k
5+50k - 65k45k - 60k43k - 60k43k - 60k
Web Designer0 - 326k - 40k26k - 40k24k - 38k24k - 38k
3 - 540k - 50k40k - 50k38k - 50k38k - 50k
5+50k - 65k45k - 60k43k - 60k43k - 60k
G.U.I. Designer0 - 328k - 42k26k - 40k24k - 35k24k - 35k
3 - 542k - 55k40k - 55k35k - 55k35k - 55k
5+55k - 70k55k - 65k55k - 65k55k - 65k
Graphic Designer0 - 322k - 32k20k - 28k20k - 28k20k - 28k
3 - 532k - 40k28k - 36k28k - 36k28k - 36k
5+40k - 55k36k - 50k36k - 50k36k - 50k
Interaction Designer0 - 325k - 40k25k - 38k24k - 38k24k - 38k
3 - 540k - 50k38k - 48k38k - 48k38k - 48k
5+50k - 70k48k - 65k48k - 65k48k - 65k
Application Developer0 - 328k - 40k26k - 38k25k - 38k25k - 38k
3 - 540k - 55k38k - 55k38k - 55k38k - 55k
5+58k - 70k55k - 70k55k - 70k55k - 70k
 

Software Testing & QA Salary Guide

RoleYears' ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Localisation Engineer0 - 325k - 33k24k - 32k24k - 28k24k - 28k
3 - 533k - 38k32k - 40k28k - 35k28k - 35k
5+38k - 50k40k - 50k35k - 45k35k - 45k
Technical Writer0 - 332k - 37k28k - 35k28k - 35k28k - 35k
3 - 537k - 50k35k - 45k35k - 43k35k - 43k
5+50k - 60k45k - 55k43k - 53k43k - 53k
QA/Test Engineer0 - 327k - 37k25k - 35k25k - 35k25k - 35k
3 - 537k - 48k35k - 45k35k - 45k35k - 45k
5+48k - 60k45k - 55k45k - 55k45k - 55k
Software Test Engineer0 - 327k - 38k25k - 35k25k - 33k25k - 33k
3 - 538k - 48k35k - 45k33k - 45k33k - 45k
5+48k - 60k45k - 55k43k - 55k43k - 55k
Automation QA Engineer0 - 327k - 40k26k - 40k25k - 35k25k - 35k
3 - 540k - 50k40k - 50k35k - 50k35k - 50k
5+50k - 60k50k - 60k50k - 60k50k - 60k
System Tester0 - 326k - 32k25k - 32k24k - 30k24k - 30k
3 - 532k - 43k32k - 42k30k - 40k30k - 40k
5+43k - 54k42k - 50k40k - 50k40k - 50k
Test Consultant0 - 332k - 37k28k - 35k26k - 32k26k - 32k
3 - 537k - 48k35k - 45k32k - 42k32k - 42k
5+48k - 60k45k - 55k42k - 52k42k - 52k
Test Analyst0 - 328k - 40k25k - 35k25k - 35k25k - 35k
3 - 540k - 52k35k - 48k35k - 45k35k - 45k
5+52k - 60k48k - 55k45k - 52k45k - 52k
 

.NET Salary Guide

RoleYears' ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
.Net Developer0 - 327k - 40k26k - 40k25k - 40k25k - 40k
3 - 540k - 60k40k - 55k38k - 55k38k - 55k
5+60k - 75k55k - 70k55k - 65k55k - 65k
SharePoint Developer0 - 330k - 50k26k - 40k25k - 38k25k - 38k
3 - 550k - 65k40k - 55k38k - 55k38k - 55k
5+65k - 80k55k - 75k55k - 70k55k - 70k
ASP.Net Developer0 - 327k - 40k26k - 40k25k - 40k25k - 40k
3 - 540k - 60k40k - 55k38k - 55k38k - 55k
5+60k - 75k55k - 70k55k - 65k55k - 65k
C# Developer0 - 327k - 40k26k - 40k25k - 40k25k - 40k
3 - 540k - 60k40k - 55k38k - 55k38k - 55k
5+60k - 75k55k - 70k55k - 65k55k - 65k
VB.Net Developer0 - 327k - 40k26k - 40k25k - 40k25k - 40k
3 - 540k - 60k40k - 55k38k - 55k38k - 55k
5+60k - 75k55k - 65k55k - 60k55k - 60k
Software Development Manager (.Net)0 - 375k - 80k70k - 75k65k - 75k65k - 75k
3 - 580k - 85k75k - 80k75k - 80k75k - 80k
5+85k - 100k80k - 95k80k - 90k80k - 90k
 

JAVA / C++ Salary Guide

RoleYears' ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Java Developer0 - 327k - 45k26k - 40k25k - 40k25k - 40k
3 - 545k - 55k40k - 55k40k - 52k40k - 52k
5+55k - 70k55k - 70k52k - 65k52k - 65k
Java GUI Developer0 - 327k - 45k26k - 40k25k - 40k25k - 40k
3 - 545k - 55k40k - 55k40k - 52k40k - 52k
5+55k - 70k55k - 70k52k - 60k52k - 60k
Software Development Architect0 - 365k - 70k65k - 70k65k - 70k65k - 70k
3 - 570k - 80k70k - 75k70k - 75k70k - 75k
5+80k - 90k75k - 85k75k - 80k75k - 80k
Front End Developer0 - 327k - 45k26k - 40k25k - 40k25k - 40k
3 - 545k - 55k40k - 55k40k - 52k40k - 52k
5+55k - 70k55k - 70k52k - 65k52k - 65k
Back End Developer0 - 327k - 45k26k - 40k25k - 40k25k - 40k
3 - 545k - 55k40k - 55k40k - 52k40k - 52k
5+55k - 70k55k - 70k52k - 65k52k - 65k
Lead Java Developer0 - 355k - 65k50k - 60k50k - 60k50k - 60k
3 - 565k - 75k60k - 70k60k - 65k60k - 65k
5+75k - 85k70k - 80k65k - 75k65k - 75k
Software Development Manager (Java)0 - 375k - 80k70k - 75k65k - 75k65k - 75k
3 - 580k - 85k75k - 80k75k - 80k75k - 80k
5+85k - 100k80k - 95k80k - 90k80k - 90k
C++/C Developer0 - 327k - 45k26k - 40k25k - 40k25k - 40k
3 - 545k - 55k40k - 55k40k - 52k40k - 52k
5+55k - 70k55k - 70k52k - 65k52k - 65k
 

Infrastructure & Support Salary Guide

RoleYears' ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Systems Admin
(Unix/Linux/Windows)
0 - 330k - 40k28k - 40k28k - 35k28k - 35k
3 - 540k - 50k40k - 50k35k - 45k35k - 45k
5+55k - 65k55k - 65k50k - 60k50k - 60k
Dev Ops Engineers3 - 552k - 57k50k - 55k50k - 55k50k - 55k
5+57k - 80k55k - 80k55k - 80k55k - 80k
Network Engineers0 - 328k - 38k26k - 38k25k - 35k25k - 35k
3 - 538k - 50k38k - 50k35k - 45k35k - 45k
5+50k - 65k50k - 65k45k - 60k45k - 60k
Helpdesk Support0 - 324k - 30k24k - 30k23k - 28k23k - 28k
3 - 530k - 35k30k - 35k28k - 35k28k - 35k
5+35k - 48k35k - 45k35k - 43k35k - 43k
Application Support0 - 328k - 40k26k - 38k25k - 35k25k - 35k
3 - 540k - 45k38k - 45k35k - 44k35k - 44k
5+45k - 55k45k - 55k44k - 50k44k - 50k
Senior Support Analyst0 - 330k - 40k28k - 40k28k - 35k28k - 35k
3 - 540k - 50k40k - 50k35k - 45k35k - 45k
5+55k - 65k55k - 65k50k - 60k50k - 60k
Desktop Support Engineer0 - 330k - 40k28k - 35k28k - 35k28k - 35k
3 - 540k - 50k35k - 45k35k - 45k35k - 45k
5+55k - 65k45k - 55k45k - 55k45k - 55k
SAN Specialist0 - 335k - 40k32k - 40k32k - 38k32k - 38k
3 - 540k - 50k40k - 50k38k - 48k38k - 48k
5+50k - 60k50k - 60k48k - 58k48k - 58k
Citrix Specialist0 - 335k - 40k32k - 40k32k - 38k32k - 38k
3 - 540k - 50k40k - 50k38k - 48k38k - 48k
5+50k - 60k50k - 60k48k - 58k48k - 58k
VMWare Specialist0 - 338k - 40k36k - 40k36k - 38k36k - 38k
3 - 540k - 50k40k - 50k38k - 48k38k - 48k
5+50k - 70k50k - 65k48k - 65k48k - 65k
Telecoms Engineer0 - 330k - 40k30k - 38k30k - 38k30k - 38k
3 - 540k - 50k38k - 50k38k - 50k38k - 50k
5+50k - 65k50k - 63k50k - 63k50k - 63k
Cisco Certified Network Engineer0 - 338k - 40k36k - 40k36k - 38k36k - 38k
3 - 540k - 50k40k - 50k38k - 48k38k - 48k
5+50k - 70k50k - 70k48k - 65k48k - 65k

ERP & CRM Salary Guide

RoleYears' ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
SAP Consultant0 - 330k - 45k28k - 42k28k - 42k28k - 42k
3 - 545k - 65k42k - 60k42k - 60k42k - 60k
5+65k - 85k60k - 85k60k - 80k60k - 80k
FI/CO Consultant0 - 330k - 45k28k - 42k28k - 42k28k - 42k
3 - 545k - 65k42k - 60k42k - 60k42k - 60k
5+65k - 75k60k - 75k60k - 70k60k - 70k
ABAP Developer0 - 330k - 42k25k - 35k25k - 35k25k - 35k
3 - 542k - 55k35k - 50k33k - 48k33k - 48k
5+55k - 65k50k - 60k48k - 58k48k - 58k
SAP Basis Administrator0 - 330k - 45k28k - 42k28k - 42k28k - 42k
3 - 545k - 65k42k - 60k42k - 60k42k - 60k
5+65k - 85k60k - 85k60k - 80k60k - 80k
CRM Consultant0 - 335k - 45k30k - 40k30k - 40k30k - 40k
3 - 545k - 60k40k - 55k40k - 55k40k - 55k
5+60k - 80k55k - 75k55k - 70k55k - 70k
Oracle Applications Consultant0 - 345k - 55k40k - 50k40k - 50k40k - 50k
3 - 555k - 65k50k - 65k48k - 58k48k - 58k
5+65k - 80k65k - 80k55k - 70k55k - 70k
 

Data Analytics & Business Intelligence Salary Guide

RoleYears' ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
BI Consultant0 - 340k - 45k30k - 45k30k - 40k30k - 40k
3 - 545k - 60k45k - 60k40k - 55k40k - 55k
5+60k - 70k60k - 70k55k - 65k55k - 65k
Data Warehouse Consultant0 - 345k - 55k45k - 50k45k - 50k45k - 50k
3 - 555k - 70k50k - 65k50k - 63k50k - 63k
5+70k - 80k65k - 75k63k - 73k63k - 73k
Solutions Architect0 - 355k - 60k45k - 55k45k - 55k45k - 55k
3 - 560k - 70k55k - 65k55k - 65k55k - 65k
5+70k - 85k65k - 80k65k - 80k65k - 80k
Director Web Analytics0 - 380k - 90k70k - 80k70k - 80k70k - 80k
3 - 590k - 100k80k - 90k80k - 90k80k - 90k
5+100k - 110k90k - 100k90k - 100k90k - 100k
Data Scientist0 - 345k - 50k35k - 45k35k - 45k35k - 45k
3 - 550k - 60k45k - 60k45k - 60k45k - 60k
5+60k - 80k60k - 75k60k - 70k60k - 70k
Data Architect0 - 350k - 60k45k - 50k45k - 50k45k - 52k
3 - 560k - 70k55k - 65k55k - 60k52k - 60k
5+70k - 80k65k - 80k60k - 80k60k - 80k
Data Analyst0 - 340k - 50k35k - 45k35k - 45k35k - 45k
3 - 550k - 60k45k - 55k45k - 55k45k - 55k
5+60k - 75k55k - 70k55k - 70k55k - 70k
BI Developer0 - 335k - 45k30k - 45k30k - 40k30k - 40k
3 - 545k - 60k45k - 60k40k - 55k40k - 55k
5+60k - 70k60k - 70k55k - 65k55k - 65k
Datawarehouse Developer0 - 335k - 45k30k - 45k30k - 40k30k - 40k
3 - 545k - 60k45k - 60k40k - 55k40k - 55k
5+60k - 70k60k - 70k55k - 65k55k - 65k
Analytics Manager0 - 350k - 60k50k - 60k50k - 55k50k - 55k
3 - 560k - 70k60k - 70k55k - 65k55k - 65k
5+70k - 85k70k - 80k65k - 75k65k - 75k
Reports Developer0 - 327k - 40k26k - 40k25k - 40k25k - 40k
3 - 540k - 60k40k - 55k38k - 55k38k - 55k
5+60k - 75k55k - 65k55k - 60k55k - 60k
Bi Architect0 - 350k - 60k45k - 50k45k - 50k45k - 52k
3 - 560k - 70k55k - 65k55k - 60k52k - 60k
5+70k - 80k65k - 80k60k - 80k60k - 80k

Oracle / SQL Salary Guide

RoleYears' ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
SQL Developer0 - 330k - 45k28k - 43k25k - 40k25k - 40k
3 - 545k - 55k43k - 53k40k - 53k40k - 53k
5+55k - 75k53k - 70k53k - 65k53k - 65k
SQL DBA0 - 333k - 40k33k - 40k33k - 38k28k - 36k
3 - 540k - 55k40k - 55k38k - 50k36k - 50k
5+55k - 70k55k - 70k50k - 65k50k - 65k
Oracle DBA0 - 335k - 40k33k - 40k33k - 38k28k - 36k
3 - 540k - 55k40k - 55k38k - 50k36k - 50k
5+55k - 70k55k - 70k50k - 65k50k - 65k
 0 - 330k - 45k28k - 40k26k - 40k26k - 40k
 3 - 545k - 58k40k - 55k40k - 52k40k - 52k
Oracle Developer5+58k - 75k55k - 70k52k - 60k52k - 60k
 

IT Security Salary Guide

RoleYears' ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Head of Security5+85k - 125k75k - 115k70k - 100k70k - 100k
IS Security Architect0 - 345k - 50k40k - 50k40k - 50k40k - 50k
3 - 550k - 70k45k - 65k45k - 65k45k - 65k
5+70k - 100k65k - 80k65k - 80k65k - 80k
Security Engineer0 - 340k - 55k35k - 45k35k - 45k35k - 45k
3 - 555k - 70k45k - 65k45k - 65k45k - 65k
5+70k - 85k65k - 80k65k - 80k65k - 80k
IT Security Analyst0 - 335k - 50k35k - 50k35k - 50k35k - 50k
3 - 550k - 70k50k - 65k50k - 60k50k - 60k
5+70k - 85k65k - 80k60k - 70k60k - 70k
Cyber Security Consultant0 - 335k - 50k35k - 50k35k - 50k35k - 50k
3 - 550k - 70k50k - 65k50k - 60k50k - 60k
5+70k - 85k65k - 80k60k - 70k60k - 70k
IT Auditor0 - 335k - 50k30k - 45k30k - 40k30k - 40k
3 - 550k - 65k45k - 60k40k - 55k40k - 55k
5+65k - 85k60k - 80k55k - 75k55k - 75k
IS Manager0 - 360k - 65k55k - 65k50k - 60k50k - 60k
3 - 565k - 80k65k - 75k60k - 70k60k - 70k
5+80k - 100k75k - 90k70k - 80k70k - 80k
Risk Analyst0 - 335k - 45k30k - 40k30k - 40k30k - 40k
3 - 545k - 60k40k - 50k40k - 50k40k - 50k
5+60k - 75k50k - 65k50k - 60k50k - 60k

Commentary on IT Roles and Remuneration in Ireland for 2017  

Over the past 12 months we have seen salaries increase in the majority of areas particularly in the development space. Companies have become more aggressive in retaining people and the number of counter offers received by candidates has been at its highest level for a number of years. Retaining top talent, in particular Irish IT professionals, is a key target for employers and they are beginning to offer greater flexibility to retain and attract top talent. Working from home, flexi time and educational assistance are some of the key offerings from employers that are proving successful. 

Candidates themselves are definitely more open to explore new job opportunities but they will only move if the new role ticks all the boxes. Working with new cutting edge technology is one of candidates key focuses as well as the salary. For example we have seen clients offer excellent remuneration packages but the candidate has turned down the offer as the technology hasn’t been attractive enough.

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