2. For all developers
Do these figures mean that you should pack your bags right now? Not necessarily. After all, a job is more than the salary and just try finding a café abroad with a decent range of beers and acceptable opening hours. Both surveys do, however, show that Belgium has a hard time getting hold of talented developers. You can try to make use of this to some extent.
3. Negotiating arguments
On the other hand, we should point out that workload, work-life balance and fringe benefits are important, too. Belgium does pretty well here, but that is not reflected in the bare figures. Other standard Belgian benefits that raise eyebrows abroad, such as meal vouchers and eco-cheques or cafeteria plans, also tend to get left out of straightforward salary surveys.
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