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#DSBreakdown: What makes these European cities great places to work in?

Let’s break it down…

There’s no doubt about it – European cities have taken center stage when it comes to competing with tech hubs in the U.S and China. Offering a significant amount of promise, charm and opportunity for jobs in data science and tech, it’s easy to work in any European city with a career in IT. Add that to the fact that skills in the field of data are both highly sought after and transferable, and there are countless options to choose from. Check out our first #DSBreakdown for great European cities to work in! 

  1. Amsterdam

Okay, okay…we might be slightly biased when it comes to this one. But there’s a reason why the city we call home has more expats working in the field of IT than anywhere else in the world. Amsterdam is a hotbed for tech talent, with I Amsterdam reporting a pool of 250k tech workers living in the city. As the global headquarters of over 450 multinational companies, Amsterdam has rooted itself as a major player on the international tech scene. Factor in the country’s excellent quality of life (ranked #1 worldwide for work-life balance), and it’s pretty clear why we’re not complaining. Join us in Amsterdam!

Numbeo Breakdown:

Quality of Life Index158.60Very High
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  1. Paris 

In addition to its unparalleled art, culture, food, wine and history, the city has put itself on the map as the technology startup capital of Europe.  With its  lower cost of living, and high rate of data science positions per capita, this European city is poised to provide opportunities for growth in data science and machine learning. Explore our Paris positions here.

Numbeo Breakdown:

Quality of Life Index118.14High
Paris, France
  1. Stockholm 

There’s no doubt about it, the Nordic tech scene has continued to grow from strength to strength. After a considerable period of development from 2013 – 2017, Stockholm has gained the title ‘unicorn factory’  – generating the highest number of billion dollar startups after Silicon Valley. With it’s incredibly vast start-up ecosystem and easy access to co-working spaces, events, start-up hubs and a growing number of venture capital firms – Stockholm is home to one of the highest concentrations of tech professionals in Europe. Take a look at our Stockholm positions like this one.

Numbeo Breakdown:

Quality of Life Index156.54Very High
Stockholm, Sweden
  1. Berlin

Along with Munch, Berlin constitutes the so-called ‘Big-2’. Roughly 50% of Berlin’s start-ups are active in the fields of IT/Software development, Fintech and e-commerce, some of which include brands like SoundCloud, Hello Fresh and Delivery Hero. The Berlin startup ecosystem is defined by its vibrant and creative culture, diverse talent pool and attractive funding programmes – making the German capital an ideal location for top tech talent. Explore our Berlin based role here.

Numbeo Breakdown:

Quality of Life Index158.60Very High
Berlin, Germany
  1. Cologne 

Before you even ask, yes, Eau de Cologne comes from Cologne! But the city has a lot more to offer than an overused historical anecdote. The region is home to 10 of the 100 strongest-selling companies in Germany. This Gothic city attracts IT innovators from all across Europe. At present, Cologne is home to around 700 start-ups with more than 8,000 employees. Dive into our Cologne based role

Numbeo Breakdown:

Quality of Life Index157.47Very High
Cologne, Germany

Looking for a Tech Job in Europe? 

Here at Digital Source, we focus on building transparent relationships between candidates, roles and employers. Our customer base is stacked with household names and some of the most exciting startups in Europe. You can normally find us supporting the biggest and most up and coming organisations within Ecommerce & FinTech. If you’re on the lookout for your next opportunity, don’t hesitate to contact us – we’re always up for a chat! 

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