Average Software Developer salary in 2023 in the EU
Despite major changes in the global labor market, salaries in the IT industry continue to grow. Software programmers earn the most in Switzerland and the USA - about 100 000 euros a year, although employees in a large part of the European Union also have nothing to complain about.
According to Glassdoor data, Software Developers earn the most in Denmark. Among the best-paid employees there were also residents of Luxembourg, Germany and the Netherlands. Software Developers from Romania, Croatia and Greece close the ranks.
The lists below shows the salaries of Software Developers in each EU country at the beginning of 2023. In order to make the results easier to compare, we converted the values into euros at the exchange rate from 30/01/2023.
Median salary of a Software Developer among the EU
In the table below we did not take into account the technology in which the developers are specialized. All the values are medians (the middle value of all the collected results), which better reflect the market condition than the arithmetic average. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission or profit sharing.
|Country||Salary (EUR year)||Salary + allowances (EUR year)|
|Denmark||70 985||119 780|
|Luxembourg||62 939||66 401|
|Germany||62 200||66 700|
|Netherlands||61 660||67 660|
|Austria||56 599||59 599|
|Ireland||56 000||61 000|
|Finland||48 000||90 000|
|Sweden||44 766||81 004|
|France||43 000||45 500|
|Estonia||38 628||62 628|
|Lithuania||37 656||62 580|
|Belgium||37 200||60 000|
|Czech Republic||35 207||65 384|
|Malta||35 000||36 750|
|Poland||33 135||52 252|
|Spain||32 000||35 500|
|Latvia||30 168||41 376|
|Italy||30 000||32 000|
|Slovakia||27 372||54 768|
|Cyprus||27 000||28 600|
|Slovenia||26 748||51 984|
|Hungary||24 581||39 945|
|Bulgaria||23 729||45 130|
|Portugal||20 400||49 200|
|Romania||19 884||36 456|
|Croatia||17 056||28 793|
|Greece||16 800||32 400|
Frontend Developer salaries among the EU
The table below presents median salaries for Frontend Developers in selected European Union countries.
Backend Developer salaries among the EU
There is a very wide spectrum of backed technologies. As a result, we see a large salary range among backend developers on the market. However, among programmers using the most popular backend technologies, salary fluctuations are relatively small. The most sought-after backend technologies include Python, Java and C#.
Below are the median salaries for Backend Developers in the EU at the beginning of 2023.
|Czech Republic||35 811|
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