DevOps combines software development, quality assurance
It’s hard to thoroughly assess salaries across Europe, as they’re not readily made available or shared. People don’t like to talk about their income, and firms don’t always release data. As a result, few reliable resources are available. However, Glassdoor has self-reported salary information available by location and employer and so it can give us some insight into the salaries of DevOps Engineers.
We searched the salaries for the job titles containing “DevOps Engineer” across Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, The Netherlands, the UK, Germany, Austria, France, Ireland and, Spain. To make salaries comparable, we changed them into annual salaries in Euro (GBP/EUR: 1.12, CHF/EUR: 0.88).
The graph shows nominal salaries per year by country and seniority. Junior salaries range from EUR 25,000 in Italy to EUR 83,500 in Switzerland. Austria and Germany closely follow, paying junior salaries around EUR 50-60,000. For the countries that we were able to collect data for senior engineers, the Netherlands pays the highest for senior roles, with just over EUR 75,000.
The nominal salaries don’t really tell us much about the underlying purchasing power. In order to compute real wages, we use the OECD price level index to adjust the local price level and take into account the cost of living in the European cities. For example, Zurich, Geneva, and London are well-known for being expensive cities to live in, with expensive wages, and so we need to adjust the scale accordingly.
In the table below, the average annual salaries for junior level positions are depicted - with cost of living taken into account. It shows that the cost of living in Switzerland is more than 70% higher than in Spain - so the difference in salaries can be explained by this difference in the cost of living. With the wages adjusted, Austria and Germany now replace the Netherlands with higher paying wages for DevOps Engineer.
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