IG Metall annually collects data from employees in the information technology and telecommunications industry and uses it to produce a pay analysis. Income is a synonym for the bulky term remuneration. For the current study, the income data of 41 employees were collected in 120 companies.700 employees identified. That’s quite a lot, and the result is initially not very spectacular: overall, there was very slight income growth for employees in the ITC industry last year. They were at 0.2 percent.
You can call that stable, or you can call it stagnant. After all, even in Corona times, industry associations such as Bitkom complain about a shortage of IT specialists. It doesn’t seem to be that big with this small salary increase.
Pay scale makes the difference
Far more remarkable is the difference between salaries in companies covered by collective bargaining agreements and those in companies without. These employees with collective bargaining agreements earn 14 percent more than those in companies without collective bargaining agreements. IG Metall explains that this is due to the positive effect of collective bargaining. A collective agreement is binding if the employer belongs to the employers’ association and the employee to the trade union that concluded the collective agreement.