• Minimum Salary Levels Increased for EU Blue Card Occupations
  • December 29, 2017
  • Executive Summary

    Effective immediately, the minimum salary level for EU Blue Card positions has increased for both regular and shortage occupations.

    The situation

    The minimum salary level for EU Blue Card positions has increased for both regular and shortage occupations as follows:

    Type of Occupation

    New amount

    Previous amount

    Regular

    EUR 73,998

    EUR 73,296

    Shortage

    EUR 59,198.40

    EUR 58,636


    The list of shortage occupations is as follows:

    • Mathematicians, actuaries and statisticians;
    • System analysts;
    • Software developers; web and multimedia developers; and application programmers;
    • Software and application developers and analysts not elsewhere classified;
    • Database designers and administrators; system administrators;
    • Computer network professionals; and
    • Database and network professionals not elsewhere classified.

    Looking ahead

    Fragomen is currently reviewing with the government the impact that the new minimum salary requirements may have on pending Blue Card applications and will provide an update when more information is available in this respect.