This post brings an outlook into the web developer salaries in different countries of Europe, with information that might be useful for those willing to enter this job market
Switzerland has the highest IT salaries in Europe – Photo by Kosala Bandara
The web development job market, just like virtually any profession in Europe, has strong contrasts in terms of income when different countries of Europe are analyzed, fact which can be mostly understood since the European continent, and even the European Union, are composed by countries with completely different market profiles, economic growth, GDP per capita, and salary expectations.
Web Developer Salaries in Europe
Below you can see a chart with selected countries in Europe and the average salary for web developers in each one of them, the salaries are gross in Euros per month.
Considerations about the Web Developer Profession
Web developer salaries vary greatly, regardless of the country where the jobs are offered. The main factors which influence the salary of a web developer are their experience and coding skills. While a junior web developer with just skills covering HTML and CSS will probably not get an exciting salary, a senior developer with experience in different frameworks and data base management might earn in one month what a junior developer would take several months to earn on its paycheck.
Salaries and Purchase Power
Another factor that plays a major role especially on the IT field, is the purchase power you can have for the salary you earn. The higher is the demand and the seniority for the jobs available, the higher will be your purchase power in the location in which you will receive your salary, and, as many IT companies have clients from different countries, it can be often a better idea to work as a web developer in a cheaper country, where your salary can be much higher than what the average worker earn in that location.