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June 4, 2019

A Comprehensive Guide to Germany’s Developer Job Market [Infographic]

A Comprehensive Guide to Germany’s Developer Job Market [Infographic]

If you are looking for software developer jobs in Germany, you’re lucky. Germany is not only a great place to work, but we have also gathered some useful information for you, regarding the software developing job market.. IT jobs are here to stay and Germany has plenty of opportunities for developers. Whether you are more of an expert in Java or C/C++, companies are looking for you. In fact, you will find that 1 out of 10 jobs in Germany are for software developers/engineers.

A study by the Federal Employment Agency found  that vacancies for programmers and software developers stay open on for around 167 days before a suitable candidate is hired.

But why work in Germany?

The average salary for software developers is

We have previously covered the reasons to work in tech, such as having a real impact in the world, but what are the actual benefits of working in Germany?

  1. Above average salary ranges
  2. Good amount and selection of benefits
  3. Above average holidays
  4. Fair amount of working hours
  5. Good working conditions.

The average salary for developers in Germany is very competitive and  continues to rise. Currently, it averages at around €47,000 annually with Germany ranking 7th worldwide. In any case, if you think you are being underpaid, you should check this article that helps you figure out if you are getting the money you deserve.

Java, SQL and JavaScript are the most wanted

 “Are you a Java master? Then Munich is the perfect place for you to be. There are more than 1400 open Java positions at the moment. In contrast to Berlin, developers will find more positions with large corporations and medium-sized businesses in Munich rather than startups. Additionally, if you feel most comfortable in your business clothes or suit and like to be surrounded by high-society, then you will fit in perfectly.

Moreover, Berlin shows the highest rate of Ruby developer jobs. This can be explained perfectly with the city’s notorious and intense startup scene. Young and innovative enterprises particularly like to work with this programming language and therefore, it is no surprise that there are a lot of open positions in that field. Berlin is also the perfect place for you if you prefer a multicultural city with a pulsating night-life and community.

Nationwide, the number one language is Java with about 11.000 open positions, followed by SQL – 8.000 positions – and JavaScript – about 6.500 positions. After experiencing a rise over the past years, Python now ranks 5th within the most demanded programming languages in Germany.

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Want to know more?

The most important facts are displayed in the infographic below. If you’re into data or just looking for a specific number, then you can find the resources we have used for this research at the end of this post. If you’re into data or looking for a specific number, you can find the resources we have used for this research by the end of this post. 

We hope this information will help you get a basic orientation for the German developer market and you should now have all you need to start applying for a position of your choice. We wish you good luck and all the best for your future career!

(The job market fluctuates a lot and a change in the demand for programming languages is expected on a short-medium term basis. This data for this study is based on information finalized on May 12th, 2019.)                                   

Open developer jobs in Germany by major cities

Open developer jobs in Germany by federal states

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