More on your salary expectations?

Scatter plot of salary data of developers in Dublin, Ireland

Someone asked for more detail than just the ranges in my previous post, so I produced a scatter plot for 2020 data.

July 9, 2021
Last modified July 9, 2021

Scatter plot.

From my previous post on salary data, I received several requests to create a scatter plot on the data. I am duly obliging. There may be some discrepancies between the salary ranges from the previous post and the graph. The differences are because I remove outliers from the data to remove variability.

  • X-axis - salaries expectation
  • Y-axis - is the number of years of experience.
  • Colours - I broke out the jobs into three different areas, DevOps(DevOps is not a thing, but I cannot get away from everyone using it), Frontend, and Backend.
  • Colour Size - this represents the fact I have multiple people with the same salary expectations and years of experience, the bigger the colour, the more respondents.
Scatter plot of salaries

Having been involved in startups and engineering in general for 20 years, I’m curious to know if you have any requests for posts? If you do, feel free to email me at with your suggestions.

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