Starting salaries in digital business and data sciences

Starting salaries in digital business and data sciences

Are you studying a combination of management and programming?If you’ve almost completed your studies, you are probably curious to know what you can expect to earn as a fresh graduate. In today’s article, we’ll take a close look at starting salaries in the fields of digital business and data sciences.

Your digital business career

If you feel at home in the digital world and you have an affinity to marketing and e-commerce, then a career as an e-commerce manager could be right for you. As a newly recruited junior e-commerce manager, you could earn an annual salary of between 45,000 and 50,000 euro gross (Alphajump .de). Most employers will expect you to have a relevant bachelor’s degree.

Digital marketing management is another potential career path in this sector and also offers substantial starting salaries. As a graduate, you can earn around 36,000 euro gross per year (

If you have a talent for concepts and planning, and you are good at designing digital strategies, then a job as a digital consultant could be right for you. Entry-level salaries for junior digital consultants start from 35,000 euro gross per year (

Your bachelor’s degree in  Digital Business & Data Science will ensure that you have the perfect skills for these jobs. 

Climbing the career ladder with your IT know-how

The world of digital business is booming and company processes are increasingly being digitalized. As a result, more and more businesses are looking for qualified specialists with an in-depth knowledge of IT and development.

As a junior software developer, you can earn between 32,000 and 46,500 euro a year from the very start of your career ( Your starting salary will depend greatly on your professional experience. If you have already gained experience in this field as a working student throughout your studies, your earnings are likely to be in the region of 40,000 euro.

In the field of junior web development, you can expect to earn between 2400 and 3300 euro gross per month when you start out ( Apps have become popular tools for both end users and businesses so there are also great career opportunities in app development. Average monthly salaries for newbie app developers range from 2600 to 3300 euro gross (

Are facts, figures, and data what make you tick?

If you’re skilled at dealing with numbers and you enjoy analyzing figures and data, a position as a data analyst could be ideal for you. You can expect to earn a starting salary of between 3500 and 5400 euro gross per month ( A career as a data scientist is another exciting option in this field. Evaluating and processing big data is becoming increasingly important in many companies. As a junior data scientist, you are likely to earn around 45,000 euro gross per year at entry level.

Your degree in Digital Business and Data Science will open up many great career opportunities for you. Salaries are high in this booming sector, even at entry level. So make the most of your management and programming expertise and get started in this sector.

UE Stories: where great stories begin

In our new ‘UE Stories’ series, our alumni and professors talk about their personal journeys and describe what makes the University of Applied Sciences Europe (UE) so special to them. Our first article focuses on Niklas, our Creative Space Explorer. He graduated from our university with a bachelor’s degree in  Photography. Now he is Creative Director and Editor of his own magazine, Hart.

If you’d like to know more about Niklas’ career and experiences, don’t miss our first ‘UE Stories’ article on Friday, August 16th, 2019.

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