Software Development Salary Survey 2024

The demand for Java jobs in Ireland hasn’t subsided in 2023, still the most in-demand language in the market and still most widely used. We don’t see this changing anytime soon, other JVM based languages and challengers to Java (such as Kotlin) are still prevalent and popular, but the newer releases of Java are keeping them relevant with ever-changing tech trends Java jobs in ireland are still high demand.

Scala is still highly in-demand particularly within Data Engineering environments, and there is a growing market year on year for Golang, backend JavaScript Engineers, Nodejs, Typescript etc, and some of the more niche functional languages (Rust, Haskell, Clojure etc). The Microsoft stack (C#/.net) is still high in demand, used by lots of companies in the fintech, healthcare, utilities (and many more) space, and are actively hiring engineering talent in Ireland year on year. PHP is less prevalent, but it’s ever-present and still used by some large companies who have sites in Ireland (Facebook, Etsy etc).

Software Developers with strong frontend (JS) skills are always highly sought after, React being the framework that most companies will look for, Angular still a big player, and Vuejs another common JavaScript framework being used. Engineers who are truly fullstack, able to work comfortably on both the backend, frontend (and possibly involved in the deployments etc), using some of the relevant languages/frameworks, are arguably the most sought-after engineers out there.

IT Search continues to see distinct advantages for engineers who have experience in cloud computing, and more engineers who are studying/getting experience in this area. The understanding of how apps are built and easily scaled in serverless environments, an appreciation for security within the cloud, serverless functions like AWS Lambda and API Gateway etc are all in-demand skills for top tech companies in the wider market.

Software Development Salary Survey

POSITION Junior (1-3 yrs) Mid (3-6 yrs) Senior (6+ yrs) Principal / Lead Contract Day Rates
Java Developer €45000-€60000 €60000-€80000 €80000-€100000 €100000-€130000 €450-€700
.Net Developer €45000-€60000 €60000-€75000 €75000-€90000 €90000-€120000 €450-€650
Python Developer €45000-€60000 €60000-€90000 €90000-€110000 €110000+ €500-€650
Ruby Developer €45000-€60000 €60000-€80000 €80000-€90000 €90000+ €400-€500
Scala Developer €55000-€65000 €65000-€90000 €90000-€120000 €120000+ €500-€700
Full Stack Web Developer €45000-€60000 €60000-€80000 €80000-€100000 €100000-€130000 €450-€600
Front End Developer €45000-€60000 €60000-€80000 €80000-€100000 €100000-€130000 €450-€600
Mobile Developer €45000-€60000 €60000-€80000 €80000-€90000 €90000-€120000 €450-€600
C / C++ Developer €45000-€65000 €65000-€85000 €85000-€100000 €100000+ €450-€600
Database Developer €45000-€60000 €60000-€80000 €80000-€90000 €90000+ €500-€600
Database Admin €40000-€55000 €55000-€75000 €75000-€85000 €85000-€100000 €500-€600
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Java Development

There’s a notable trend with a median tenure of 1.8 years, indicating an environment where java professionals frequently seek new opportunities in the java markets in Ireland. The statistic showing 21% of the market changing roles in 2023 underscores the agility and adaptability within the Java workforce, reflecting a landscape characterized by active career mobility and evolution.

C# / .Net Development

In Ireland’s C#/.NET market, the median tenure of 1.8 years reflects a dynamic landscape akin to that observed in the Java sector. However, with 14% of c# / .Net professionals opting for role changes in 2023, there appears to be a slightly lower rate of mobility, suggesting a balance between stability and opportunities for career advancement within the C#/.NET domain.

Mobile Development

In the mobile development sector in Ireland, the median tenure stands at 1.8 years, indicative of an environment akin to other tech sectors. Notably, a substantial 19% of mobile developers switched jobs in 2023, highlighting both the versatility of talent and the demand for skilled mobile developers in the Irish job market.

Python Development

Python development in Ireland, professionals typically hold a median tenure of 1.3 years, signaling a rapidly evolving landscape. A significant 19% turnover rate of python professionals changing employers in 2023 emphasizes both the fluidity of the market and the persistent demand for proficient Python developers within the Irish tech industry.

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