There are more Java Developer vacancies in Berlin than Java Developers – and in 2019 this gap intensified. The hiring landscape has given more power to the candidate, so if a Java Developer is actively looking, they have more options than ever, and are on the market for a shorter amount of time. Berlin companies have had to adapt to create more sophisticated and quicker interview processes.
In 2019 we found 56% of our placements were living in Berlin already whilst 44% relocated to the German capital. People relocated from the likes of EU countries, Egypt, Iran, Ukraine, Russia, Mexico, and Brazil.
Berlin currently ranks 10th globally for Unicorns and is still regarded as the number 2 Tech Hub in Europe behind London. Furthermore, between 2014 and 2018 there was €474 million in investment per Capita, so there is still plenty of room for Berlin to grow (Source: Dealroom).
PLACEMENT SALARIES IN 2019
When the team and I came into the Berlin market it was very international and most tech teams were international speaking. However, this year the ones who required fluent German have struggled more than ever to find and hire top German speaking tech talent.
This has led some companies to relax their German speaking requirements. However, if done incorrectly some Software Developers can feel alienated when there are languages being spoken that they don't understand. It seems trivial but it's us tech recruiters who speak to these Software Developers when they want to leave. It happens!
- Some quite impressive temporary accommodation.
- Relocation packages offered upfront to help with moving.
- Flights all paid for upfront.
- Help in finding new accommodation.
- A dedicated relocation manager to walk you through the Visa process.
- Signing on Bonuses.
- Personal support to help to settle into your new surroundings.
For any further information about the statistics above or other information about the Java Berlin market, including competitors, tech on the rise and hiring processes, feel free to contact me.