The average salary for web designers in Ireland has been rising for three years running.
The average is €3,000 more than last year, but the figures are still higher than most other EU countries.
The latest figures from the Irish Statistics Office show the average pay rose by 0.8pc to €3.9k.
They also show that the number of designers employed in the country increased by 0,5pc, to 823 from 782.
The number of web designers employed rose by almost 0.6pc, from 2,200 to 2,832.
These figures are the highest in Europe, with the UK in second place, with an average of €3m per designer.
But there are also signs that Ireland is facing a labour shortage as companies look to hire more staff to keep up with the demand.
The unemployment rate in Ireland is 7.5pc.
With most companies having less than 10 employees, the jobless rate has been falling.
There are also some signs that employers are starting to hire people.
Last month, the British Office of National Statistics released figures showing that the average wage for web designer in the UK is now €17,300.
The figure has been going up in the last year as more companies start to advertise their web design jobs online.
In fact, the average salary is now $15,600 in the US and $16,400 in Canada.
A spokesman for the Irish Department of Employment, Social Protection and the Gaeltacht said that the current situation is not reflective of Ireland’s current labour market.
He said that it is the “best in Europe” that many companies have been hiring designers.
The spokesperson added that there were still around 5,000 web designers working in Ireland.
“The best in Europe are getting a lot more jobs than the UK,” he said.
The data has led to some confusion in the web design industry as there are many different salaries for designers in different sectors of the economy.
For example, the latest figures show that there are 3,000 designers in the design and engineering industry, while in the graphic design sector there are just 500.
The figures also show a lack of people in design who are experienced in the use of technology and software.
In addition, there are some employers who have struggled to fill roles because of the current labour shortage.
For the graphic designer, the most common reason given by employers is that they do not have the skills and experience needed.
In other words, there is a mismatch between the demand for web design and the available jobs.