15 Nov The Salary Breakdown: What Coders in The Netherlands Earn

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Are You Satisfied With Your Career?

Have you always wanted to change your career, but you’re afraid you’ve left it too late? Are you mulling over your dream job which is very different to your current one? Take a moment to be honest with yourself; when was the last time you felt fulfilled by your job?

We’ve done the maths; when it comes down to numbers the average person spends 25-30% of their waking hours working. This means that your career is an integral part of your life and your overall happiness. Can you picture yourself in the same position in five years? Maybe you’ve always been interested in tech, or you see yourself building your own websites in the future?   

Let’s take a quick look at the opportunities within the software development industry in the EU, and specifically, The Netherlands.   

Countless Coding Opportunities

By 2020 there will be over 500,000 coding vacancies in the EU alone, and many of those will be in The Netherlands and surrounding areas. One thing’s for sure, coding skills are in demand across Europe and the world. The global network of IT infrastructure is constantly changing and expanding, making the demand for software developers increase significantly over time.  

Not only are there countless career opportunities around the world, there are numerous ones in The Netherlands. The Netherlands has been ranked number one in the EU for outstanding use of IT, making it a natural EU hub of innovation. In the first quarter of 2017 there were 12,300 IT vacancies in The Netherlands; this figure accounted for 6.5% of all Dutch job vacancies, and these numbers are forecasted to increase further. In 2015, 48% of Dutch companies in the IT sector with a minimum of ten employees had job openings for IT specialists; 37% of these companies could not fill these roles due to the global IT skills shortage.  

The Software Developer Salary Scale

We know that software developers are in demand, but what kind of salary can you expect to earn as you progress in your career? In The Netherlands, a junior software developer earns between €28,000 and €38,000 per annum. The median wage of a software developer is €42,000 per year; this salary will typically increase rapidly depending on experience. Software developers with five to ten years experience regularly have a salary of €54,000, and senior developers with further experience could have a salary of €80,000 or more.

But changing your career shouldn’t just be about money; it’s important to do what makes you happy. Our Diploma in Software Development might be the ideal course to get your coding career started.

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