Whoever said there’s no scope for software and IT probably lived before Willis Carrier invented the air conditioner or before instant coffee became the living privilege. Fast forward, many decades and now in 2017, the world is a digital bubble and software with its IT complements is what shapes the bubble. Software engineers and IT development is in vogue and the world connected through internet needs to digitalize. Sitting at home, you can even buy your own groceries or vegetables through digitalized start ups and applications; also provided that you’re highly lazy in getting them yourselves.
So a question pops up, how do the local IT/software experts find their perfect jobs? Now before you search for jobs through Google Search or your LinkedIn account, do you really know where the jobs are? Want a hint? Germany. The land of Porsche and Volkswagen, fairy-tale castles, scrumptious bread and a war-adorned history and legacy carries much modern day significance for technology and the digital future. While Frankfurt and Hamburg were traditional economic hubs, the capital Berlin finds itself as the centre for IT/ software giants such as Google, Facebook, Soundcloud, Oracle, SAP amongst others. Over here, the median wages with bigwig firms such as the aforementioned touch into six digits with the dollar currency and becomes the ultimate bonus for software engineers/ IT experts. If you’re not earning half of what they have to offer and know that you can do far better, a piece of advice- Come to Germany and work! Germany rewards the IT/ software employees because it needs them now more than ever.
Research from German digital association Bitkom shows that almost 60% of the German companies surveyed are short of IT specialists, and demand is greatest for software developers. Furthermore, Almost 64% of the IT companies surveyed have vacancies for software developers, and 27% of end-user companies are looking for similarly-skilled staff. Recent developments have shown that German authorities are actually training refugees to learn and adopt skills of IT/ software to meet this demand. Thorsten Dirks, president of German digital association Bitkom talked on the transitional German sector economy saying: “Companies in traditional sectors are becoming digital companies,” Indeed with programs such as ‘Digital Agenda’ and ‘Make It In Germany’ the need for th right labour is at an all time high. Adding to the need is Germany’s projected drop in local population due to low fertility, low immigration and demographic trends In Germany, tech spending is forecast to grow by 5% and the government is spending $500 million to develop ‘Industry 4.0’- meant to digitalize and bring processes to the internet for Germany’s manufacturing sector.
With Germany as the established current economic hub, and the largest investment in the EU continuing to pour into Germany, it should not be a difficult decision dropping your CV with some of Germany’s tech-hubs and trying your luck with fortune. The German dream is very much there and it’s here to stay. Don’t miss the German opportunity before its too late and don’t make your destiny wait for too long!