Top cities to hire software engineers
Karat ranks the top-30 cities to hire software engineers based on data from 350,000+ technical interviews, labor costs, and market size.
The top cities to hire software engineers
The best place to hire software engineers or launch new capability centers depends on your company’s goals, brand, size, industry, and speciality. Use this interactive chart to identify the right tech talent hotbeds for your company based on your desired hiring bar, resources, and geography.
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Three leading tech hubs:
Amsterdam has the highest concentration of elite engineering candidates in the world. As a smaller market, Amsterdam may be best suited for companies with a strong presence in the EU.
Home to the largest number of elite software engineers in the world, Bangalore is one of the top destinations for multinational companies opening up global capability centers in India.
Seattle boasts the highest concentration of strong software engineers in the world with a deep pipeline of candidates coming out of the region’s elite universities and big-tech giants.
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Last month, Karat’s data and insights team ranked the top cities in the U.S. for technical hiring. These rankings covered the metro areas with the highest concentrations of software developers scoring in the top quartile of all global coding scores in technical interviews. Unsurprisingly, the greater Seattle Area and San Francisco Bay Area (including Silicon […]
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