Developers’ wages worldwide: hire the best at the lowest prices
The income of the programmers can vary noticeably depending on which country they live in, as well as on the type of work that they do. Using the statistics below, you will be able to hire the best talents without overpaying.
Before moving on to numbers, note that hiring can be done in a variety of ways. Outsourcing is not always the greatest choice. Many companies opt to build their own dedicated development teams or R&D departments abroad. This allows them to expand their team instead of involving temporary outsiders. This option is good, especially if you want to use foreign programmers on a long-term basis.
The most wanted specialists
You should consider that the demand for certain developers can rise and fall over time depending on which programming language they are using. You can get a clear idea of this by looking at the table below. It reflects the shift in demand which happened from 2019 to 2021.
This diagram shows that developers working with languages such as Java, JS, C # are becoming less wanted. Those who use C ++, Python, Swift, Kotlin, and PHP are gradually becoming more and more wanted. You can also see that PHP and Python are the leading programming languages.
Developer Wages Worldwide in 2021
Despite the globalization of the labor market, the income of coders still differs greatly depending on their location. You can understand this by looking at the table below.
Among all countries, the US is in the lead. The average annual salary of American developers is over $100,000. At the same time, in Ukraine, the income for programmers is much lower than in other countries. For example, it is 3 times less than in the US.
This is especially remarkable considering that local IT specialists are recognized as among the best worldwide. Despite the high level of professionalism, they earn relatively little due to the unfavorable economic situation in this country.
Average Developers’ Wages by Languages in 2021
As already mentioned, programmers’ wages differ depending on the programming language. They also depend on whether they are developing mobile or web applications. Below you will find numbers regarding different countries. It lists the average salaries of coders in 2021. First, we will compare the income of mobile and web specialists, then the salaries of programmers working with different programming languages.
Mobile programmers in the United States earn an average of $117,000, web developers noticeably less at $76,000.
The diagram shows that in the United States, the most in-demand programmers use Swift and Kotlin.
Mobile software programmers earn $66000, with web developers making a little bit less at $63000.
In Germany, as you can see, engineers who use Python are paid the highest salaries. On the other hand, those who use Java make a little less.
Mobile developers in this country earn an average of $66,000, with web programmers making at $55000. As you can see, the difference in average wages here is more than $10,000.
Swift and C ++ are the leaders among the other programming languages.
Mobile programmers receive an average of $59,000, with web specialists earning $55,000.
The most popular ones are developers who use Swift. On the other hand, PHP coders are the least paid.
The United Kingdom
Mobile developers receive an average of $57,000, with web programmers making $47,000.
The most wanted coders are those who use Java and Python. In addition, mobile development is valued much higher here.
Mobile software programmers earn $69000, with web developers making a little bit less — $62000.
Python is also in demand here. However, Swift programmers do not earn much less.
Mobile developers in this country earn an average of $46000, with web specialists making $47000.
As you can see, the income of Ukrainian developers is noticeably lower than in other countries. In addition, this is the only country in our research where web programmers make more than mobile coders.
Another Specialists’ Salaries
Other IT professionals are also involved in the software development process. Below you will find statistics on how much they earn in different countries.
All additional specialists in the US make noticeably more money than in other regions. It is also remarkable that, as in the rest of the world, DevOps are becoming increasingly important.
This European country ranks second in developer wages.
The Netherlands is one of the countries where the role of DevOps is still underestimated.
Here, the importance of the role of DevOps has not yet been realized. However, the compensation of these specialists is not as low as, say, that of the PM.
The United Kingdom
In the UK, the role of DevOps is appreciated the most. The wages are significantly higher and exceed that of the PM by almost $ 26,000.
In Israel, the work of developers is paid quite high. However, the salaries of additional specialists are relatively low.
This country is interesting because high-class specialists work here, but they earn much less than those in other countries.
The wages of all IT professionals in the United States are the highest. Therefore, this country is the most desirable for coders who are looking for work. For employers, one of the most interesting is Ukraine — a country with a great selection of high-qualified professionals and a quite low standard of living.
Therefore, Ukraine is an excellent choice to build your dedicated development team or an R&D department. Of course, it is also suitable for outsourcing if you need specialists for short-term work.
But if you want to establish your own full-fledged department in this country, you may contact Newxel. We specialize in assembling offshore development teams for foreign partners. Compared to outsourcing, this is a more reliable, promising, and cybersecurity-safe option.
Newxel will take care of all organizational matters, including hiring, office lease, legal and financial issues. At the same time, you will be able to fully control and manage your offshore team.