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These Are The Best Locations For Tech Jobs In Asia

Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore and Beijing have all made the top 10 in a list of global cities for tech workers.

Cloud analyst platform CloudZero has compiled data from a number of sources, giving average salary the highest weighting, but also considering the number of jobs available, the number of tech companies per city, the average broadband speed, and the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment.

With four entries, Asia is the continent with the most number of cities in the top ten, followed by North America (three), Europe (two) and South America (one). Also ranking in the top 20 are Seoul and Bangkok.

Tokyo takes second place overall due to its volume of opportunities for tech workers; it had the highest number of available tech jobs in the analysis period, with 36,785 roles on offer.

Machine Learning Engineer roles really dominated the demand, and it’s worth noting that the Japanese capital also had the fourth-highest number of tech companies (5,908), behind Washington D.C. (​​8,348).

Also in the top five is Hong Kong, which offers the third-highest average salary ($123,785).

Balancing salaries with average rents

In sixth place, Singapore makes the cut for its high number of available tech roles (10,316), and though average salaries are high ($129,480), so too is the average monthly rent on a one-bed apartment ($3,327), meaning rent accounts for 31% of the average salary.

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Compare this to Seoul (in 11th place) where average rent at $771 accounts for just 17% of the annual salary ($54,868) and Bangkok (14th place) where the average rent is $727, making up 21% of average annual salary ($41,322).

Singapore ranks best for engineers

The analysis goes on to look at the best cities for particular roles. Singapore ranks as the second-best city for both software engineers and cloud engineers, behind Washington D.C.

The Lion City had 3,878 software engineer jobs on offer during the analysis period, with an average salary of $126,302, and 2,501 cloud engineer roles available with an average salary of $119,875.

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