Read here what you can ask for as an IT person as a starting salary

There are plenty of temporary IT jobs, but what can you expect from salaries within the IT sector? We give you an overview of the average starting salary in various IT domains.

Today, a job in IT is much more than ‘something with computers’. There are several domains in which you can be active, from data scientist to developer or IT infrastructure management. The demand for IT talent is high, which means that you as a job applicant often have options to choose from.

The job content, the working environment, fringe benefits and the potential career path in the organization are all important factors, but so is your salary. To give you an idea of ​​what you can expect as a starter in the IT sector, Robert Half has listed a range of gross monthly salaries in its Salary Guide 2023.

Gross monthly salary

The monthly salary is divided into three percentiles. The 25th percentile represents candidates with little or no experience. The 50th percentile represents an average experience, while the 75th percentile represents an above-average experience. With the latter, you can count on someone having almost all the necessary skills in the house.

Title 25th percentile 50th percentile 75th percentile
ERP/application consultant 3,294 euros 3,857 euros 4,458 euros
Functional Analyst 3,375 euros 3,857 euros 4,681 euros
IT business analyst 3,429 euros 3,966 euros 5,349 euros
Application Manager 5,429 euros 6,107 euros 7,836 euros
Title 25th percentile 50th percentile 75th percentile
Cybersecurity & Compliance Officer 3,531 euros 4,084 euros 5,510 euros
IT security manager 5,275 euros 6,442 euros 7,430 euros
  • Data & Business Intelligence
Title 25th percentile 50th percentile 75th percentile
Business Intelligence consultant 3,371 euros 4,023 euros 4,666 euros
Business Intelligence Analyst 3,697 euros 4,459 euros 4,927 euros
Title 25th percentile 50th percentile 75th percentile
Digital/innovation analyst 3,498 euros 4,045 euros 5,456 euros
Digital/Innovation manager 5,473 euros 6,227 euros 7,992 euros
Title 25th percentile 50th percentile 75th percentile
E-Commerce Analyst 3,360 euros 3,886 euros 5,243 euros
E-commerce manager 5,321 euros 5,990 euros 7,680 euros
Title 25th percentile 50th percentile 75th percentile
IT Service Desk Agent 2,471 euros 2,883 euros 3,167 euros
Support engineer 2,714 euros 3,280 euros 3,958 euros
Systems engineer 3,280 euros 4,072 euros 5,089 euros
Network engineer 4,185 euros 4,637 euros 5,442 euros
Service Delivery Manager 4,297 euros 5,089 euros 5,549 euros
Title 25th percentile 50th percentile 75th percentile
IT coordinator 3,393 euros 3,958 euros 4,524 euros
It boss 5,315 euros 5,994 euros 6,786 euros
IT director 7,012 euros 7,917 euros 9,613 euros
Title 25th percentile 50th percentile 75th percentile
IT project manager 4,071 euros 5,089 euros 6,107 euros
PMO manager 5,881 euros 6,559 euros 7,690 euros
Title 25th percentile 50th percentile 75th percentile
software developer 3,680 euros 4,072 euros 4,863 euros
Title 25th percentile 50th percentile 75th percentile
Product owner 3,833 euros 4,821 euros 5,481 euros
Product manager 4,895 euros 5,338 euros 6,037 euros

Salaries vary by region

The gross monthly salary above is a Belgian national average. If you would like to review the detailed figures per region, you can go here.

According to Robert Half’s research, 76 percent of organizations plan to hire permanent positions within the next 12 months. There is also the possibility of recruitment through project sourcing (58%) and freelancers (44%).

The most in-demand positions within IT today are:

  • ERP/CRM analyst
  • Helpdesk/PC Support
  • It boss
  • Systems engineer
  • Project manager

Cybersecurity ranks #1 in hardest-to-find skills according to 36 percent of CIOs. Systems administration and management (32%), network management (28%), architecture (25%) and web development and testing (22%) complete the list.

The sectors where IT jobs are most in demand today are logistics, chemicals (manufacturing), automotive, food and retail.

Are you curious about how salaries have developed in recent years? Be sure to compare our 2020 and 2018 numbers.

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