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IT Salaries in Barcelona

December 2014.- The Benchmarking Salary Survey analyzes the market salaries across several European cities (Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Dublin, London, Madrid, and Paris) as well as Silicon Valley with regards to their profiles within the IT sector. The study compares the wages paid for the identified positions in the target locations, from entry level positions to managerial positions and in 3 categories: Development, Systems and E-commerce. 

The following graph displays, from entry positions to managerial positions, the average salaries for all the categories.

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  • London and Berlin are the two European capitals that pay the highest wages. 
  • Silicon Valley pays the highest wages among all the studied locations across all the studied categories and positions. 
  • Spain is positioned as the lowest with regards to the wages for all the studied categories. Within Spain, Madrid has slightly higher wages than Barcelona. 
  • Focusing on Europe, for developers, London is the best paid city. For systems professionals, Berlin offers better wages for entry level positions, London for experienced positions, and wages converge for the managerial level positions. For e-commerce employees, Berlin is the city that offers the highest wages. 
  • The category with the widest gap between experience-levels is Development, followed by Systems and finally, E-Commerce is the category with closer salary ranges.graph2_tcm213-208586
  • Taking Barcelona as a reference when comparing salaries across cities, we can state that, on average, wages in Madrid are a 14% higher. In Amsterdam and Paris they are about a 50% higher, in Dublin they are around a 60% higher, in London and Berlin wages are around 80% higher, and finally, in Silicon Valley they are about a 180% higher. 
  • Barcelona has the lowest average salaries and offers all the same advantages as locations with higher salary ranges, such as Madrid, Amsterdam, London, Dublin, Berlin, Paris and Silicon Valley.

Source: Own elaboration graphs based on “Benchmarking salary survey: IT profiles”, by talent Search People

  • taking barcelona as a reference when comparing salaries across cities, we can state that, on average, wages in madrid are a 14% higher. in amsterdam and paris they are about a 50% higher, in dublin they are around a 60% higher, in london and berlin wages are around 80% higher, and finally, in silicon valley they are about a 180% higher. 
  • barcelona has the lowest average salaries and offers all the same advantages as locations with higher salary ranges, such as madrid, amsterdam, london, dublin, berlin, paris and silicon valley.

source: own elaboration graphs based on “benchmarking salary survey: it profiles”, by talent search people


Barcelona is the most competitive city in Europe in terms of IT salaries, according with the “Benchmarking Salary Survey: IT profiles”, a study carried out by Talent Search People

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