How much do web developers make these days

Salary comparison: These developers make the most money

How much do programmers earn in Austria? In which activities is the salary highest for IT professionals? And which programming languages ​​should developers learn in order to stay ahead of their colleagues when comparing salaries? SmartNinja, a provider of training for future IT specialists, asked around 100 Austrian IT professionals these questions. In addition to the salary and the programming languages ​​used, the study also provides information on, for example, the gender gap.

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First of all, it should be mentioned that most of the respondents in the study already had work experience: The average age of the respondents is 32 years, with seven years of experience in programming. Around 30 percent of those surveyed already have more than ten years of experience in programming.

89 percent of the survey participants were male and 11 percent female. "This shows an enormous gender gap," says SmartNinja: "And one of the greatest goals of SmartNinja is to create a gender balance in the IT sector."

The most common programming languages ​​in Austria

The majority of the survey participants work as web developers - which, according to SmartNinja, "is not surprising, since web development is currently the most popular form of software technology."

The most commonly used technologies are HTML, CSS, JavaScript and TypeScript. This is followed by other programming languages ​​such as Java and C #.

What activity and language mean for the salary

According to the survey, IT professionals who specialize in DevOps and system administration earn the most. The average salary here is € 5,066.67 for DevOps and € 5,722.22 for system administrators. Lower salaries are again paid for web front developers: Here the average is 3792.59 euros.

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The study also shows a correlation between higher salaries and the knowledge and application of Python and Bash. This can be explained, among other things, by the frequent use of these two languages ​​in the areas of DevOps and system administration.

On average, according to the study, one can expect the gross monthly salary to rise by 113 euros per year - although, for the sake of correctness, it must be pointed out again that only 100 people were interviewed and that the respondents already had a lot of experience. The survey does not provide an overall picture with a scientific claim, but only shows rough trends.

Apart from the salary: the job situation of the developer

The vast majority (91 percent) of the survey participants have a permanent position. Only six percent are freelancers and three percent are currently unemployed. Almost 43 percent of the survey participants have a fixed-term job and 57.1 percent are currently on an open-ended contract. The average gross monthly income with a permanent position is 4252 euros.

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The topic of teleworking was also asked about. Result: Even if none of the survey participants with a permanent position works completely from home, half of the participants (50.5 percent) partly work from home. 27.5 percent have the opportunity to work partially from home, but do not make use of this option. Most of the respondents are employed by an employer that has its headquarters and market in Austria.

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