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Software Engineering salaries, Zurich vs. London

Hello Everyone,

I'm glad I found this forum.

I have the option to apply for a job in an international company with offices in London and Zurich. The company will pay similarly to what other companies in that city pay to their software engineers. I want to go to the one that pays more so that I can save more.

Dors anyone have an idea whether I would get paid more in Zurich or in London?

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Old 09.08.2010, 10:23
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Re: Software Engineering salaries, Zurich vs. London

This topic has been discussed many times over, and I'd suggest you add more information eg number of years experience, skillsets - just to name two.
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Re: Software Engineering salaries, Zurich vs. London

Well I have two years of experience being a software engineer and seven as a PhD student, if that helps. I think they will treat me close to an entry level software engineer. But everything being equal I got the impression that salaries in Zurich are in general higher than in London, is that true?
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Re: Software Engineering salaries, Zurich vs. London

Use the search button.

Yes they are more depending on the position. A top engineer will make more in London than a beginner in Zurich and vice versa.
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Re: Software Engineering salaries, Zurich vs. London

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Yes they are more depending on the position. A top engineer will make more in London than a beginner in Zurich and vice versa.
Well yeah, I would expect a top engineer to be paid more than a beginner. But I'm talking about the same person, same company, same job in these two different locations.

I've been searching and reading without much luck at comparing the pay in two cities for my profession. I would also appreciate links to threads if they exist.
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Re: Software Engineering salaries, Zurich vs. London

you will get more here. But you pay a little more . also they can hire you at a crap wage and if you accept.....
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Re: Software Engineering salaries, Zurich vs. London

why don't you simply ask them what they will pay in zurich and what they will pay in london - then compared them?
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why don't you simply ask them what they will pay in zurich and what they will pay in london - then compared them?
They won't tell me because it's "confidential"

Thanks Anthony your comment does help. I live a frugal life so I'm all for extra savings.
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Re: Software Engineering salaries, Zurich vs. London

Ill take a stab in the dark.
A junior developer in london could earn around £30k, take home pay should be around £22.6k more if you got into Banking.

in swiss a Junior programmer could earn around £60k, take home should be around £42k.

Living costs are higher in swiss but, having lived in London and Zurich, in my opinion you save more in swiss, even with the higher living costs.
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