Minimum salaries requested by developers in France

We launched Circular 3 years ago for companies hiring tech talent in Madrid, Barcelona and for Remote positions with the aim of changing the way tech talent is recruited. Since our launch, we have grown our community to over 6000 in-house recruiters and opened two new markets: UK and France.

It has been an interesting 3 years, especially at Circular, and more so especially when it comes to seeing the Salaries tech professionals are asking for when looking for a change.

We wanted to create a series of articles looking at how developers report salary expectations when looking for a new position by looking at the data Circular has accrued over the last years across different positions and levels of seniority.

Today we bring you the report for our Newest Market: France.

The Data:

The data we will be sharing comes from the Circular database and has certain peculiarities we would like to touch on before diving into the nitty gritty.

The salary ranges we are reporting are not the salaries publicly shared by companies but the minimum salary privately collected from thousands of developers in France.

We are reporting proprietary data on the salary expectations that developers are asking for when looking for a change of job.

Average Developer’s Salary Expectations over the last 2 years in France

Overall we can see there has been a slight increase in salaries between 2021 and 2022, with Backend Ruby roles (+14K) and the tech Lead roles (+8K) having seen the largest increases, maintaining consistency as the highest self-reported salaries year on year.

However, we can still see a decrease in salary expectations for a few jobs, such as the IOS Android (-10K€) and the DevOps (-5K€), while Data scientist and Mobile Android roles continue to report the lowest salaries.

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