I’m thinking about moving to Taiwan and to look for a similar job like I’m doing in Germany currently, namely IT Consulting with a focus on IT Security.
Now I have some questions:
The IT Security business is pretty regulated in some countries- does somebody know about restrictions (for example for government jobs etc) in Taiwan? I’m currently working in a multinational company, which would also be my preferred option in Taiwan.
Oh and would it be realistic to just enter on a 3 months visa and look for a job? I don’t speak Mandarin, but I do read and speak Japanese, so I hope that learning Mandarin might be a bit faster…
I read that Taiwanese people even with excellent education have an entry salary of around 1200 USD. At the same time I read that English teachers earn an average of 2500 USD per month. Are these numbers accurate? It seems a bit off to me. Does anyone know what an average salary for an IT (security) consultant with something between 2-5 years of work experience would be?
on another blog I read that a guy who had worked 15 years in an IT job in Taiwan will eventually have a monthly pension of around 500€, which would be ridiculously low if you wanted to live in Germany with that. Is that a realistic figure? So do people who decide to work in Taiwan for longer simply accept that they will not have the option anymore to live in their more expensive home country later on?
Just FYI: I was using the forum search to avoid asking questions which have been asked many times before, but what I found is really old, so I would like to get some “current facts and figures”.
Thanks for your support and greetings,