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Switzerland – Michael Page Swiss Job Index records 16.4% growth in January job ads

23 January 2019

The number of jobs advertised throughout Switzerland recorded a growth of 16.4% between January 2018 and January 2019, according to the latest Michael Page Swiss Job Index.

Meanwhile, the number of advertised jobs across Switzerland between December 2018 and January 2019 showed a decrease of 2.6%.

The top sectors that showed the highest monthly (December 2018 – January 2019) growth, were financial services and IT.

Top Job Categories Monthly Growth
(Dec 2018 – Jan 2019)
Year-on-Year Growth
(Jan 2018 – Jan 2019)
  1. Risk Managers
+10.7% +10.7%
  1. Trust Managers
+7.6% +3.9%
  1. Information Managers
+7.0% +30.1%
  1. Software Developers
+6.0% +26.6%
  1. IT Programmers
+6.0% +24.3%

“Given the strong growth in advertised jobs and the low unemployment rate (2.6%), talent acquisition and retention will continue to be a challenge for employers in 2019. For these reasons, we highly recommend that employers and candidates consider all options – permanent, temporary and interim”, Nicolai Mikkelsen, Executive Director, Michael Page, said.

Year-on-year regional growth was highest in the Mid region (+23.5%), Lake Geneva (+20.9%) and the Eastern region (+20.3%). In line with the seasonal dip, all regions experienced a drop in the level of advertised jobs on a monthly basis (December 2018 – January 2019).

Regions

Monthly Growth

(Dec 2018 - Jan 2019)

Year-on-Year Growth
(Jan 2018 – Jan 2019)
Mid (BE, FR, JU, NE, SO) -0.6% +23.5%
Lake Geneva (GE, VD, VS) -3.0% +20.9%
East (AI, AR, GL, GR, SG, SH, TG) -1.8% +29.3%
North (AG, BL, BS) -2.5% +11.9%
Central (LU, NW, OW, SZ, UR, ZG) -6.4% +11.5%
Zurich (ZH) -3.1% +8.9%

 

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