Switzerland Relocation Advice

If you are thinking of moving to Switzerland please see the info and links below.  If you are already planning on relocating to Switzerland then please call us to discuss your career needs.  Our consultants are happy to talk to you about all aspects of living in Switzerland

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Switzerland, located in central Europe, is one of the most developed countries in the world, with two leading global cities Zurich and Geneva.  The country is divided into 26 states (cantons). Widely recognised for its robust financial services industry and economic competitiveness, together with a favourable tax regime, Switzerland continues to attract ambitious professionals and investors from around the world. The blossoming finance industry has earned an international reputation for innovation and digitalisation, supported by a highly competitive IT industry. Both the industries have created a pool of opportunities for those wishing to relocate to Switzerland.

Why Choose Switzerland

With an increasing demand for IT professionals, Switzerland has become the hotspot destination. Switzerland is host to some of the world’s leading financial and legal firms, Fintech and science companies, IT service providers and pharmaceutical organisations. Companies across multiple sectors are seeking experienced IT specialists to join their established teams. There is also excellent scope within the Swiss eGaming and Telecommunications industries.

With attractive tax benefits and generous salaries in the IT sector, expats enjoy a high standard of living. Along with this, Switzerland is regarded as one of the happiest countries in the world, offering a high quality of life as well as excellent healthcare services and education.

For Employees

As Swiss companies across the board are increasingly embracing digital technology in their business operations, the demand for IT/tech talent is on the rise. Employers are always looking for qualified IT professionals for a wide range of tech jobs, including software engineer, system administrator, software developers, SQL Developer,.NET Developer, Java Developer,SharePoint Developer, Telecoms Engineer and Analyst/Programmer.

The tax burden and cost of living vary from canton to canton, but the salaries are generally high for expats in the IT and finance sectors across Switzerland.

Switzerland has four national languages: German, French, Italian and Rhaeto-Rumantsch. English is also widely spoken in Switzerland, mainly at work. However, before considering relocating to Switzerland it is advised that the person is fluent in the official language of the state (locally known as cantons) they would be working in.

Swiss Embassy

Swiss Info

Swiss Tourist Board