Data Salary Survey 2024

21% of Data Professionals changed job in 2023 which although is down from 33% in 2022, still represents an extremely buoyant market and underscores the importance of Data to businesses.

Although technical skills in Python, R, Hadoop, NoSQL etc are still deemed as essential for Data professionals, soft skills have become increasingly important for employers. As Data further integrates into every facet of the business, better collaboration across teams and department becomes even more critical.

For 2024 we forecast three core areas of growth for the Data Market in Ireland:

Augmented Analytics

The continued adoption of ML and AI for Augmented Analytics will continue to streamline data processing, analytics, and visualisation and ultimately more accurate insights.

Data Privacy and Security

Increased focus and need for candidates with experience in Data Privacy and Security, Privacy regulations, and security best practices, as the landscape of data protection compliance gets ever more complex.

Edge Computing

Demand for skill in Edge computing, real-time analytics will continue to expand as faster decision making become more and more critical for increased competitiveness.

Data and Analytics Salary Survey 2024

Position Junior (1-3 yrs) Mid (3-6 yrs) Senior (6+ yrs) Contract Day Rates
Data Analyst €40000-€55000 €55000-€65000 €65000-€75000 €300 - €350
Modelling Analyst €40000-€50000 €50000-€60000 €60000-€85000 €350 - €400
Data Scientist €55000-€65000 €75000-€85000 €90000-€110000 €500 - €650
Data Engineer €45000-€60000 €65000-€80000 €80000-€110000 €550 - €600
Analytics / BI Manager €65000-€70000 €85000-€110000 €110000-€120000 €550 - €650
Data Governance Manager €75000-€80000 €85000-€100000 €100000-€120000 €500 - €550
Head of Analytics n/a €90000-€120000 €120000-€140000 €650+
Insights Analyst €40000-€55000 €55000-€60000 €65000-€70000 €325-€360
Insights Manager €65000-€75000 €75000-€85000 €85000-€100000 €500-€600
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In Ireland’s data and analytics job market, there exists a notable gender split, with 66% male and 34% female representation, reflecting ongoing efforts towards gender diversity and inclusion in the sector. Despite this, data professionals typically maintain a relatively short median tenure of 1.3 years, suggesting a landscape characterised by rapid career progression and opportunity. Moreover, the statistic revealing a significant 21% turnover rate in 2023 shows the dynamic nature of the market, where professionals actively seek data jobs to further their careers or pursue emerging opportunities within the evolving sector of data and analytics in Ireland.

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Zuzana Havlova
Zuzana Havlova
Recruitment Consultant
Niamh Shannon
Niamh Shannon
Senior Consultant
David Shanahan
David Shanahan
Director
Craig McConkey
Craig McConkey
Principal Consultant
Brendan O’Connell
Brendan O’Connell
Senior Consultant
Karla O’Rourke
Karla O’Rourke
Principal Consultant
Sean Devine
Sean Devine
Associate Director
Rebecca Lavery
Rebecca Lavery
Principal Consultant
Neil McDonald
Neil McDonald
Associate Director
Ruadhri McGarry
Ruadhri McGarry
Associate Director
Ronan O’Connor
Ronan O’Connor
Senior Recruiter