Data engineering seems to be the occupation of both – the present and future. What can one data engineer expect when working in this field in various countries? Can they tie themselves to the country they live in, or some countries/continents are better than others? Where do you find a fine data engineer?
Here is an overview of the IT jobs and salary ranges in a number of countries worldwide. Salaries range is presented in averages.
IT Specialists Jobs – A Constant Increase In Demand
In the past ten years, the search for various profiles of IT specialists has gone sky-high. Companies understood the challenges of the new millennium seriously and hire data engineers to keep their businesses in the race and growing. It takes time to grow, but if one is not following the demands and trends of the global market, failing comes faster than one thinks, so companies add data engineers to their IT teams. It gives them a minor investment, savings, and earnings in the long prospect!
Fine data engineers are difficult to find. So let us see how competitive different countries tend to be when offering salaries and future prospects (health insurance, pension, administrative expenses).
Outsourcing or Contracting Directly?
Everything depends upon your experience in recruiting. Outsourcing IT specialists directly always sounds like the best option. Companies experienced in outsourcing make direct contact, arrange conditions, and close contracts. A company should consider wages and other costs: boarding, travel, etc. But it saves a great deal of time (and time is everything) to engage an outsourcing company and pay your dues to select the best candidate. It means increasing recruitment expenses by 20%.
European Standard Wages
There is not such a thing as European standard wages. They differ from Western to Eastern Europe, from Germany to Ukraine.
Germany offers the second biggest market for data/software and other IT specialists in Europe. Average wages go about €65,000 annually, €48,000 for junior and €90,000 for senior IT specialists. These are figures for 2021, and they grow as we speak. The expected wages only a year later are around 30% higher.
Switzerland‘s market is not that big, but – because of that and the fact it is one of the highest paying economies in the world – it offers more. Average wages go about €115,189 annually, €77,656 for junior and €142,369 for senior IT specialists.
The United Kingdom is the largest IT and tech employer in Europe. The UK offers average wages go about €64,827 annually, €47,339 for junior, and €91,309 for senior IT positions.
Eastern Europe is very popular with Western Europe and North America. There is a significant gap in wages in these regions that makes it very worthwhile. Any outsourcing in Eastern Europe, especially when outsourcing senior IT specialists from Poland and Ukraine – is highly recommendable. Poland offers average wages go about €24,373 annually, €16,920 for junior, and €43,821 for senior IT positions. Working with IT staff remotely does increase wages for international companies. Ukraine offers average wages go about $54,000 annually, $18,000-$30,000 for juniors and $78,000-$90,000 for senior IT positions annually.
India is one of the world’s largest outsourcing markets, and wages in Eastern Europe, as official statistics say, are high compared to the local ones. It offers average wages go about €18,684 annually, €12,456 for junior and €32,122 for senior IT positions. Experiences show, however, that India’s IT sector wages are much closer to Poland and Ukraine.
The United States is the world’s leading economy and strongest tech region. It has the biggest employment market in IT and tech but also the highest demands. It offers average wages go about $123,285 annually, $87,500 for junior and $165,000 for senior IT positions.