IT Infrastructure Salary Survey 2024

2023 showed a steady rate of movement within the Irish IT Infrastructure market, with 12.81% of candidates changing jobs since January. Senior IT Infrastructure staff continues to be one of the most difficult hires for Irish companies, due to an “active candidate” shortage and the demands for candidates to have relevant Public Cloud experience in production, not just educational.

With the push for move-to-cloud continuing to be a challenge in 2024 for many companies, there is an increasing demand for Technical Support to upskill and contribute to the growth and maintenance of the overall infrastructure, both on-prem and cloud. A trend in 2023, which will continue to grow in 2024, is the use of professional contractors to bridge the gap of lengthy recruitment processes, allowing companies to conduct a full search and ensure they are making the correct hire, whilst not suffering from any disruptions to the business.

Outside of BAU work, companies are also utilising contractors to deliver on projects and conduct a knowledge transfer to internal staff, upskilling their workforce, and delivering projects efficiently.

IT Infrastructure Salary Survey

Position Junior (1-3 yrs) Mid (3-6 yrs) Senior (6+ yrs) Contract Day Rates
Tech Support Level 1-3 €32000-€40000 €40000-€58000 €58000-€78000 €150-€300
Field Service Engineer €35000-€40000 €55000-€65000 €65000-€75000 €250-€350
App Support Engineer Level 1-3 €32000-€40000 €40000-€58000 €58000-€78000 €250-€400
Windows Systems Administrator €35000-€45000 €45000-€65000 65000-€80000 €350-€550
Linux Systems Administrator €35000-€45000 €50000-€70000 €80000-€100000 €400-€600
Network Engineer (CCNP) €45000-€55000 €55000-€68000 €68000-€80000 €300-€500
Network Architect (CCIE) €80000-€85000 €85000-€95000 €95000-€110000 €500-€800
Database Administrator €45000-€55000 €55000-€80000 €80000-€100000 €450-€650
IT Manager €75000-€80000 €80000-€90000 €90000-€110000 €400-€600
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Karla O’Rourke
Karla O’Rourke
Associate Director
Ronan O’Connor
Ronan O’Connor
Senior Recruiter
Rebecca Lavery
Rebecca Lavery
Principal Consultant
David Shanahan
David Shanahan
Director
Sean Devine
Sean Devine
Associate Director
Graeme King
Graeme King
Principal Consultant
Ruadhri McGarry
Ruadhri McGarry
Associate Director
Brendan O’Connell
Brendan O’Connell
Senior Consultant
Niamh Shannon
Niamh Shannon
Senior Consultant
Zuzana Havlova
Zuzana Havlova
Recruitment Consultant
Neil McDonald
Neil McDonald
Associate Director
Craig McConkey
Craig McConkey
Principal Consultant