A new report highlights the differences in the average salaries of developers across Europe.
The research, conducted by recruitment platform talent.io, evaluated the salaries of both full-time and freelance developers.
Munich offers full-time developers the highest median salary (€70,000), followed by London (€66,000), Berlin (€60,000), Amsterdam (€57,500), and Paris (€45,000).
The entry-level median salary for software developers in London is £40,000 compared to £26,600 in Brussels.
“Our study proves that for those who have the right skills, there are real opportunities within the UK market to secure market-leading salaries,” comments talent.io co-founder Nicolas Meunier.
Freelancers are better off heading to Germany over France. In 2020, German freelance software developers were paid 50 percent more (~€600/day) than their French counterparts (~€400/day).
Full-stack freelance developers report higher median daily salaries than front-end and back-end developers in France and Germany.
Most in-demand technologies
In terms of most in-demand technologies, there are some disparities across cities – especially for back-end development roles.
In London and Paris, Node.js is the most in-demand back-end skill. In Berlin, Java takes first place while Node.js falls to second.
Berlin’s love for Java for back-end development seems unique. Paris has Java in fourth place behind while London has the language in third, both just behind Python.
There are some disparities when it comes to third-place, though all have a large drop-off in desirability at this point. Paris has Vue.js in third-place while London and Berlin have Typescript.
“We’ve observed Node.js and React are some of the most in-demand technologies at the moment and would welcome more candidates with these skills to register with us to help fill existing roles,” says Meunier.
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