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ICT Staff - EU

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ICT Staff - EU
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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.

Salaries:

Grade: Basic monthly salary €
AD12: €10,406.80
AD9: €7,185.01
AD7: €5,612.65
AD5: €4,384.38
AST3: €3,424.90
AST1: €2,675.40
AST/SC2: €2,654
AST/SC1: €2,345

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.
Data Source(s):
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.
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At a Glance... header image

Works with ICT products and processes in a challenging and multilingual environment


The Work header image

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:

  • Project and process management
  • Monitoring and analysis
  • Technical analysis and advice
  • Interservice coordination and consultation
  • Telecommunications services
  • Data processing centres
  • Management and supervision of e-mail services, data and voice network services
  • Web development
  • Development of software for statistical data collection
  • IT security management.

Contract staff may also be employed to work in the IT and telecommunications field.

 


Personal Qualitiesheader image

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:

  • Analysis and problem solving - Ability to identify the critical facts in complex issues and develop creative and practical solutions
  • Communication – Communicate clearly and precisely both orally and in writing
  • Delivering quality and results – Take personal responsibility and initiative for delivering work to a high standard of quality within set procedures
  • Learning and development – Develop and improve personal skills and knowledge of the organisation and its environment
  • Prioritising and organising – Prioritise the most important tasks, work flexibly, and organise own workload efficiently
  • Resilience – Remain effective under a heavy workload, handle organisational frustrations positively, and adapt to a changing work environment
  • Working with others - Work cooperatively with others in teams and across organisational boundaries and respect differences between people

An additional requirement for posts in the AD career bracket (administrators) is:
• Leadership – Manage, develop and motivate people to achieve results


Entry Routesheader image

You must have:

  • A good command of at least 2 European languages (one of which must be English, French or German)
  • A degree or postgraduate qualification in Information and Communication Technology, (or be graduating this year) for entry at Grade AD 5 
  • Several years’ relevant experience, to join us at a more senior level (Grade AD 7).

To join at Grade AST 3 (assistant) you must have:

  • A good command of at least 2 European languages (one of which must be English, French or German)
  • Either 

◦ post-secondary education and at least 3 years' professional experience,

  • or
    ◦ secondary education and at least 6 years' professional experience

Requirements for contract staff may vary.

Last Updated: July, 2014


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