Berlin, Tuesday February 1, 2022 – Talent is pleased to release ‘More Than Money Salary Guide 2022’. Please find the report HERE.

The report features salaries and contract rates for key tech positions in 2022, market insights from Talent’s Managing Director team and experienced recruiters, as well as hiring trends and predictions for the 16 cities in which Talent operates across ANZ, EMEA and the US.

The report showcases the most in-demand tech skills for 2022 and provides a range of stats on the local tech talent pool, skills trends, stats on the cost of living across multiple cities, and the benefits beyond salary that candidates are looking for.

Key findings include:

  • Globally on average, counteroffers for tech roles are up 20-30%
  • Candidates have 2-3 opportunities on the go
  • Tech salaries are increasing 15-30% on average globally
  • The ability to work from home is a non-negotiable for most candidates

Demand remains high for the following skills:

  • Data Analytics
  • Computer Networking
  • Python (Programming Language)
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • C (Programming Language)
  • HTML5
  • Cybersecurity
    Industries that are thriving include:
  • Information Technology & Services
  • Hospital & Health Care
  • Financial Services
  • Computer Software
  • Government Administration

Lisa Bartlett, Talent Regional Sales Director of Germany, reflected on the year the technology recruitment industry has had, and his predictions for 2022. “The dominance and popularity of Berlins start-up scene continues to influence average salary rates across the tech and digital sector, with the city continuing to attract a young, ambitious and more international demographic. This cements Berlin’s position as an aspirational destination for Europe’s hottest new scaleups with most having at least a satellite office in the city. It also continues to positively impact the cities diverse and creative culture.”

“That said, the impact of increased home working continues to put pressure on Hiring Managers looking for more experienced digital talent, particularly in the areas of software development, big data, and cloud. Much of the most experienced tech talent in the city will be inundated with competitive offers for fully remote roles from as far away as Edinburgh but if history has taught us anything, it’s that the allure of Berlin’s vibrant culture and natural beauty will always cement it as a popular home for digital talent.”

The technology hiring market is hotter than ever before. As a $5 trillion global industry, it has significant power in both providing opportunity to the workforce as well as rapidly disrupting the international work landscape. With demand for skilled candidates through the roof with tech skill shortages across the globe, competition amongst businesses for top talent is rife. Not only are salaries increasing at unprecedented levels, but our findings showcase that if businesses are to get ahead, they need to offer benefits beyond a paycheque.

* Figures are based on data provided to Talent from our clients, with additional sources cited.


Selina Neumann

Marketing Operations Assistant


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