Silicon Valley has carried the day for years on end in matters technology. The European tech scene is slowly but surely catching up if the developments in recent years are anything to go by. 41 tech unicorns have recently seen the light of day and it has been reported that information technology contributes up to 8% of the GDP of different parts including the Nordics and Benelux regions.
Tech giants have a host of outlets in the area and this trend is likely to go on in the years to come. If you are hunting for tech jobs in the continent, here are a couple of cities you can begin your search from.
In 2017 alone, Hamburg was able to accumulate over €230 million from different tech start-ups. Twitter and Facebook are among the big names that have invested largely in the second-largest city in Germany.
The FinTech market of the city has undergone tremendous improvements over the years and more is yet to come. Gaming clusters are also opportunities that you may look out for.
No city in the UK matches the tech market in London. At the close of 2017, the tech venture capital market had raised an impressive £2.99 billion. Credible reports indicate that the city’s IT jobs are more than those available in California.
Paris is their closest European rival but has not put in as much effort as the UK’s capital. A look at the Interactive Tech Map will help you discover the tech stack and locations of some of the tech start-ups.
In one of their recent rankings, Hubspot reported that Amsterdam leads the tech scene in Europe. Close to 600 international companies have made the city home and provide a great earning ground for software developers. With 4 years of experience, you can earn a cool €47,200 every other year.
The impressive broadband speeds and yearly tech conferences take the Dutch capital’s tech industry a notch higher. Budding tech professionals in the city enjoy high salaries and better living standards.
Entrepreneurs have a favourable time working in Dublin and are the greatest contributors to the city’s growing tech scene. The city’s Silicon Docks district is in need of skilled techies who are likely to help the capital of Ireland give the other European tech cities a run for their money. Indeed.com and Dropbox are the latest tech giants to join the budding tech hub.
Paris may not be at the same radar with other European Cities as far as the tech industry is concerned. It has, however, shown a lot of promise largely due to the digital infrastructure that supplements the city’s physical infrastructure.
Berlin’s start-up scene has also witnessed impressive growth and it hosts slightly more than a third of Germany’s start-ups. Most of the tech companies are, however, understaffed and there are opportunities galore for anyone who cares to look. The cost of living is also largely favourable.
The future of the European tech scene is bright; there is so much more to look forward to and you should not think twice about seeking a job in any of these cities.