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|ICT Staff - EU|
(thousands per year)*
Monthly salaries in the EU Institutions range from around €2,300 per month for a newly recruited AST/SC 1 official to around €16,000 per month for a top level AD 16 official with over four years of seniority.
Grade: Basic monthly salary €
Each grade is broken up into five seniority steps with corresponding salary increases. Basic salaries are adjusted annually in line with inflation and purchasing power in the EU countries.
For ICT Staff entering at Grade AST 3 the monthly salary is €3,397
For ICT Staff entering at Grade AD 5 the monthly salary rate is €4,349. Grade AD 7 rises to €5,568.
As the name may suggest the basic monthly salary is just the starting point to remuneration associated with EU jobs as an employee may be entitled to allowances. All payments are subject to relevant tax and charges.
Official Journal of the European Union
Last Updated: April, 2015
|* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.|
Works with ICT products and processes in a challenging and multilingual environment
Computer systems, maintained by ICT support staff, enable the EU institutions to carry out work which affects the lives of 500 million people in 28 EU countries.
Work with ICT products and processes in this challenging and multilingual environment may involve:
Contract staff may also be employed to work in the IT and telecommunications field.
The EU institutions are looking for candidates who are talented, motivated, and highly qualified in their field, and who have the following competencies in particular:
An additional requirement for posts in the AD career bracket (administrators) is:
• Leadership – Manage, develop and motivate people to achieve results
You must have:
To join at Grade AST 3 (assistant) you must have:
◦ post-secondary education and at least 3 years' professional experience,
Requirements for contract staff may vary.
|See: EPSO - European Personnel Selection Office - EU Career profiles - Information Technology|
Last Updated: December, 2016
|Organisation:||Public Appointments Service|
|Address:||Chapter House, 26/30 Abbey Street Upper, Dublin 1|
|Tel:||(01) 858 7400 or Locall: 1890 44 9999|
|Organisation:||EU Careers - European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO)|
|Address:||Candidate Contact Service, Office C-80 00/40, B1049 Brussels|
|Tel:||+32 (0) 2 299 3131|
|Organisation:||European Movement Ireland|
|Address:||8 Lower Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2,|
|Tel:||(0)1 662 5815|
|Organisation:||European Parliament Information Office in Ireland|
|Address:||43, Molesworth Street, Dublin, 2|
|Tel:||01 - 605 7900|
|Organisation:||EU Jobs Ireland|
|Address:||Department of the Taoiseach, Government Buildings, Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2|
|Tel:||00 353 1 619 4335|
|This occupation is popular with people who have the following Career Interests... |
...and for people who like working in the following Career Sectors:
|Government, Politics & EU|
|Computers & ICT|
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