Located in the central part of Norway, Trondheim is the third most populous city in the country with a population of about 200,000. It’s an important center for science, research and development.

IT market in Trondheim

IT salaries in Trondheim

The average IT salary in Trondheim is NOK 52,190 per month (NOK 626,250 per year).

Here are the average IT salaries in Trondheim (NOK per year, before taxes) depending on the specialization:

  • C++ developer: 825,000
  • Computer technician: 472,000
  • Database administrator: 604,000
  • Designer: 630,000
  • IT project manager: 1,055,000
  • Lead developer: 795,000
  • Network engineer: 524,000
  • Software developer: 725,000
  • Software engineer: 606,000


Trondheim is an important economic hub in central Norway. The city is dominated by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), the Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research (SINTEF), St. Olavs University Hospital and other technology-oriented institutions. SINTEF, the largest independent research organization in Scandinavia, has 1,800 employees with 1,300 of these located in Trondheim.

The unemployment rate in the Trøndelag region and Trondheim was 3.8% before the COVID-19 pandemic — slightly higher than the national average of 3.5%.

Economy of Trondheim

Important economic sectors in Trondheim include:

  • Education
  • Logistics
  • Media
  • MedTech
  • Research and development
  • Tourism

Popular technology companies present in Trondheim include:

  • Arm
  • Blueye Robotics
  • Capeesh
  • Disruptive Technologies
  • Microsoft
  • SalesScreen
  • Schibsted
  • Signicat
  • Yahoo

Cost of living in Trondheim

Trondheim is the 3rd most expensive city in Norway after Oslo and Stavanger. 

The average monthly costs in Trondheim are about NOK 10,880 for a single person or NOK 39,560 for a four-person family (excluding rent).

Cost of living in Trondheim

Here are examples of the average prices in Trondheim (NOK):

  • Meal at McDonald’s: 100–125
  • Meal at another inexpensive restaurant: 120–300
  • Average food basket (milk, bread, eggs, cheese, chicken, apples, potatoes, water, beer): 442
  • Monthly fee at a fitness club: 300–600
  • Monthly pass: 760–900
  • Monthly rent (1 bedroom): 7,000 – 14,000
  • Monthly rent (3 bedrooms): 11,000 – 22,000
  • Property prices per square meter: 37,000 – 80,000
  • Utilities: 1,000 – 2,125 per month
  • Internet: 400–800 per month


Trondheim has an international airport, Trondheim Airport, Værnes, which is Norway's fourth largest airport in terms of passenger traffic. It serves flights to other Norwegian cities, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Gdańsk, Helsinki, Kraków as well as numerous seasonal charters. 

Trondheim also boasts the northernmost tramway line in the world, the Gråkallen Line.


Trondheim’s places of interest include old storehouses flanking both sides of the Nidelva river, old city center scattered with small specialty shops, Solsiden (a popular residential and shopping area), Kristiansten Fortress, the islet Munkholmen with a monastery and fortress, Stiftsgården (the royal residence in Trondheim), 21 churches, several museums, and more. 

In addition, Bergen is home to Granåsen Ski Center, a Nordic skiing venue that regularly hosts World Cup competitions in ski jumping, biathlon, and cross-country skiing.

IT companies in Trondheim