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IT Jobs in Sweden

IT Jobs in Sweden

Sweden is a popular destination for workers and contractors in IT. This is due to the attractive lifestyle and even though it has quite a high cost of living, working practices and standard of living is generally high.

There are a variety of IT jobs in Sweden advertised on Technojobs – to view the latest vacancies visit our Sweden jobs listings.

English is widely spoken. For the English-speaking worker, the employment opportunities in Sweden are many and varied. IT jobs in Sweden are varied and include Project Managers, many SAP jobs and the entire core IT skills. Particularly SAP jobs in Sweden are popular.

Working in Sweden

Sweden has the world's ninth highest GDP per capita and Sweden's industry is overwhelmingly in private ownership. Some of the biggest companies in Sweden include Ericsson, the big car manufacturers Saab and Volvo plus Vattenfall, Skanska, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, Electrolux, Nordea and Securitas.

Sweden's engineering sector is also very large and accounts for 50% of output and exports. Likewise the telecommunications and the pharmaceutical industries are also of great importance nationally.

The global economic downturn of 2008/2009 has and will continue to have a direct impact on the Swedish economy in parallel with the rest of Europe. The tightening of lending criteria and contracting domestic and external demand is likely to continue until at least the end of 2009 and this has impacted to an extent the availability of IT jobs in Sweden.

Personal taxation is based on worldwide income derived from employment, business and investments and is largely raised by local government. Including central government, the top rate is 60%. The basic rate of value-added tax (VAT) is 25%, with reduced rates of 12% on food and 6% on items including books and personal transport.

Citizens of EU countries do not need a work permit to take up employment in Sweden. This also goes for citizens of Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway.

Citizens of all other countries must go through a full registration and work permit process. A work permit can only be obtained if no suitable candidate can be found in Sweden or another Member State of the EU.

Living in Sweden

Sweden is located in the heart of Europe sharing boarders with Finland and Norway and close to Denmark. The population of Sweden is 9.2m and the capital is Stockholm (where most of the jobs are based). Travel to Sweden from the UK is very accessible, as is travelling around Sweden. The currency in Sweden is the Swedish Kronor, as they are yet to adopt the Euro.

Finding IT jobs in Sweden

To search and apply for Sweden jobs click on the link. Despite the worldwide recession, there are still IT skills and IT jobs in Sweden in demand. Recruitment Agencies will often resource candidates based in the UK or outside of Sweden and thus assist with the relevant paperwork.