June News From the Estonian Job Market

June News From the Estonian Job Market

This article is based on data from MeetFrank Job Market Insights. For additional and per-track reports, visit this page.

By Mid-June we have already seen many important announcements in Estonia that are likely to affect the job market. If not the best days, better days may well be on the way. 🙏 Let’s start with the Top 3!

On 1 June 2020, Estonia reopened its borders to passengers with no symptoms arriving from the EU, the Schengen Area, and the UK.

Bolt raised €100M on a €1.7B valuation. 

Estonia will be one of the first countries offering a digital nomad visa by July 1. 

All this great news shows that the economy is opening up and getting ready to welcome new talent. We’ll see what the rest of the summer will bring. 🌞

In this report, we’ll delve into how the Estonian job market has been doing recently, and compare the stats with those of May. 

Ready to discover more? Let’s dive into mid-June’s numbers! 🔢

Job Market Overview: May vs June

There has been a decline in the number of job openings in Estonia lately, which you can also read more about in our recovery outlook blog post.

The past 4 weeks saw a 24% decrease in the number of job openings. The reason for that might be not only the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic but also the arrival of summer. 🌞

active job openings in Estonia

However, the number of job applications has increased by approximately 18%. Lately, job seekers have been more active than companies. 

the job openings in Estonia

Let’s see how these stats have affected market competitiveness. 🔎

Market competitiveness in Estonia

👀 There hadn’t been a significant change in market competitiveness by June. It’s still challenging to find a job in Estonia.

Does this apply to all industries? Well, not really. 

While it’s easy to find a job for the IT & Sysadmin candidates, Marketing & PR & Media and design people are finding it difficult nowadays. 🤐

historical salaries in Estonia

Similar to Finland, Estonia has seen a gap between the offered and expected salaries in the past few months. Both job seekers and companies may be confused with the uncertainty in the economy worldwide. 🤔💰

As the upward trend continues for companies, job seeker expectations are more or less the same compared to those of the previous weeks. 

Job Applications in the Top 6 Specialties in June 2020 vs 2019

😷  Needless to say COVID-19 has changed the way we live, work, and pursue our careers. While some industries have become more popular, some have lost interest from job seekers. 

To see the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the Estonian job market, we’ll now compare the job applications in the top 6 specialties from this year with those of mid-June 2019. 🕵

🚀 Let’s travel back in time to June 2019. There’s no pandemic, no obvious economic crisis worldwide, and we’re all ready for a great summer ahead. 

Number of job applications in Estonia in 2019 vs 2020
When we look at the tables, three points catch the eye:

✅ The number of applications seems to have increased except for IT & Sysadmin and (Tech) Project Management positions. 

The stats also explain the ease of market competitiveness for the IT & Sysadmin sector as we mentioned above, which clearly means there’s a strong need for IT & Sysadmin candidates in Estonia nowadays! 🔊

✅ Software engineering has remained the most popular industry. 

✅ Marketing & PR & Media has taken third place from (Tech) Project Management.

Similar to most countries, Estonia has been hit hard by the pandemic, which has resulted in layoffs during the last 2 months. Although the tourism sector seems to have been affected the most, this doesn’t mean that the rest have been doing great. 😔

The numbers say that software engineering applications increased by more than 300% along with significant increases in Marketing & PR & Media and Sales & Business Development compared to last year. 

The high increase can be explained by the layoffs and also the never changing popularity of Estonia when it comes to software engineering. 

Meanwhile, the Finance sector has seen a relatively low increase in the number of applications, winning 5th place over the IT & Sysadmin industry in 2020. 💰

Who are the companies hiring with MeetFrank?

MeetFrank welcomes dozens of new companies every week, and it’s great to see that our family is growing very fast.

To give you a better understanding of the companies we’re in collaboration with, we’ll share some interesting stats about the MeetFrank family with you in this section.

👉Let’s start with the company type. Our database shows that the Estonia-based companies are mostly startups and corporations. With its vibrant ecosystem for startups, this doesn’t come as a surprise, does it? 😊

type of Estonia-based companies

👉SaaS, software engineering, FinTech, finance, consultancy, enterprise software, e-commerce, and Analytics & Big Data make up the majority of the industries. We’re telling you, it’s the age of data. 🖥💪

industries of Estonia-based companies

👉 Most Estonian companies have from 11 to 50 employees and the second biggest group is in the 51-200 range

size of Estonia-based companies

The majority have revenues of below 1M, followed by companies with a revenue of 1M to 3M. 💰

Remote Job Offers Per Specialty in Mid-June

In this section, we’ll highlight remote job offers per specialty in mid-June and discuss the stats from different angles.

Now that Estonia’s getting ready to put the digital nomad visa into practice, more opportunities are on the way for remote workers. 👯

remote job offers in Estonia

As of today, companies are mostly interested in remote software engineers and secondly, sales & business development professionals. This also relates to the high number of job applications in these sectors compared to last year.

However, the Design, Customer Support, HR & Recruitment, and Data & Analytics industries seem to be preferring face-to-face collaboration. (For now. 👀)

As of today, there is no demand for remote teams in the Administration & Office and Logistics & Supply industries in Estonia

Let’s have a look at the latest remote job openings:

Welcome to the MeetFrank family!

🔊 Meet our new members: Aalto Eesti OÜ, Qstep logiciel OÜ, and Velström Vallner Tohver OÜ! Have a look at the latest job openings to find your dream job sooner than you expect:

 

 

 

June News From the Lithuanian Job Market

June News From the Lithuanian Job Market

This article is based on data from MeetFrank Job Market Insights. For additional and per-track reports, visit this page.

On June 16, Lithuania saw its last day in lockdown. Now the country’s getting ready to open up again like most countries in Europe. 🎉

Despite its relatively low coronavirus rates, the Lithuanian job market has been hit by the pandemic, which we explored through the decreasing number of job openings in our latest blog article

Wondering what has changed in the past 2 weeks? Want to learn more about job openings and market competitiveness? 🤓

🔊 Spoiler alert: Let’s dive into the world of stats from the Lithuanian job market. Now, it’s the rising star of remote job opportunities, which welcomes talent from around the world. 🌍

Job Market Overview: May vs June

At the beginning of June, the number of active job openings was down by about 22% in the Lithuanian job market.

So, here is what has changed in the past few weeks. The number of job openings has decreased by approximately 24%. 📉

active job openings in Lithuania

There has been a very slight decrease in the number of job applications. This doesn’t quite cover the drop in the openings. 

number of job applications in Lithuania

Despite the decrease in the number of job openings at the beginning of June, finding a job is almost at the ‘OK-level’ in Lithuania.

market competitiveness in Lithuania

Unlike in Estonia, design candidates have more opportunities in this market. If you’re a designer and looking for a job in Lithuania, the chances are you may get one in the near future.

The Marketing & PR & Media professionals are in a tight spot. Sadly, it’s challenging for them to find a job in the Lithuanian job market nowadays. 👀

historical salaries in Lithuania

Similar to Estonia and Finland, offered salaries are higher than expected salaries in Lithuania. 📈

There has been a decrease in expected salaries, whereas companies don’t seem to have made any changes in their offerings lately. 

Job Applications in the Top 6 Specialties in June 2020 vs 2019

In the past few months, we’ve been discussing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic aftershock. 🌍😷

What about ‘before corona’ times? What were the stats for job applications in the top 6 specialties last year in the Lithuanian job market? 🤔

the number of job applications in Lithuania in 2019 vs 2020

Let’s start with 3 key points:

✅ Similar to Estonia and Finland, the Software Engineering industry has seen a significant increase in the number of job applications.

✅ But in Lithuania, this industry doesn’t rank in first place. Apparently, sales & business development job seekers are the most active group in Lithuania nowadays.

✅Unlike Estonia and Finland, one industry has made a huge leap in the number of job applications: Marketing & PR & Media. This could be either related to the recent layoffs or the growing interest in the sector.

Compared to the number of applications submitted in mid-June 2019, all industries saw more interest from job seekers. 

This may be related to the recent layoffs due to the pandemic and also the growing interest in the Lithuanian job market.

Who are the companies hiring with MeetFrank?

In this section, we will learn more about the company profiles on MeetFrank. Get ready to find out more about Lithuania-based companies!

✅ As of today, there are 121 Lithuania-based companies looking for talent on MeetFrank. The number is increasing every month. 📈

✅ Unlike Estonia and Finland, they are mostly corporations and consultancy companies. If your dream job is at a big corporate name, then Lithuania might be ‘the’ place! 🙏

Lithuania-based company type

✅ So, what sectors are these companies operating in? If you have gone through our Estonia and Finland reports, you’ll already know the answer. As of today, software engineering, SaaS, technology, consultancy, and enterprise software make up the Top 5 there. 

The answer is the same for Lithuania as well. 👍

industries of Lithuania-based companies

✅ The Lithuania-based companies generally have 11 to 50 employees. This range is similar to those of Estonia and Finland. 

size of Lithuania-based companies

Remote Job Offers By Specialty in Mid-June

Due to the pandemic, not only have more job interviews become online, but the number of remote openings has significantly increased. 📈

This fact applies to Lithuania as well. Did you know that Lithuania-based companies are offering more and more remote jobs nowadays?🔎

remote job offers in Lithuania

When it comes to remote job offers, the champions remain the same as for Estonia and Finland—software engineers. 🖥 

It seems software engineers will be the new digital nomads, following in the footsteps of design and advertising people. 🛩

Professionals from the Sales & Business Development, Design, (Tech) Project Management, and Marketing & PR & Media industries are next in line with an increasing number of remote job offers. 

Looking for a remote job? Interested in working for a Lithuania-based company? Here you go:

Welcome to the MeetFrank family!

👯 Here are our new members: SDAkademy, ARENAMEDIA, Procentalis, VĮ Lietuvos oro uostai, JSC JUARA, and IT Akseleratorius

Looking for a new role in your career? Your new job might be waiting for you: 

 

 

 

 

June News From the Global Job Market

June News From the Global Job Market

This article is based on data from MeetFrank Job Market Insights. For additional and per-track reports, visit this page.

Last week’s recovery outlook articles showed that even though most countries in Europe are slowly opening up, the economy worldwide will still need some time to recover from the effects of the pandemic. 😷

But let’s keep our hopes high. 💪 There are still opportunities out there. Many companies are still open for global talent and are offering relocation packages. ✈

In this article, we’ll delve into the global stats along with companies open for remote talent and relocation.

🌍 Want to explore possibilities and opportunities in another country? Find everything you need below! 👇

Job Market Overview: May vs June

Let’s start with the basics. 🚀

Out of 40,988 people open to relocation opportunities, approximately 9% of them are actively looking for a job. Due to the pandemic, some talent may still find it difficult to relocate.

amound of talent, number of job seekers and companies in the global

In the past 4 weeks, the number of job openings has dropped by 26%. 📉

global active job openings

Meanwhile, the number of job applications has slightly increased by mid-June. The openings and applications haven’t aligned yet. 

This might be related to both the current uncertainty in the economy and the usual “summer mode” stagnation . 

global job applications

When we look at historical gross salaries, we see that there has been a noticeable difference between the offered and expected salaries starting from December. Early on in this period, the expected salaries had increased significantly. 📈

historical salaries globally

The pandemic swapped things around in March. The gap between offered and expected salaries has kept widening, with offered salaries higher than expected salaries.

Feel free to make some adjustments to your modest salary expectations, dear job seekers. 😊

global market competitiveness

Nowadays, it’s challenging to find a job globally. It seems both companies and job seekers have some concerns about relocation in the post-pandemic recovery period. 

While it’s difficult for design candidates to find a job and relocate, it’s rather easier for IT & Sysadmin professionals to fulfill their career aspirations. 👀

What about the most in demand skills globally?

globally most in demand skills
Have experience in Backend Development, Full-stack Development and/or JavaScript? Well, the chances are you can find a job and relocate more easily than your peers. 💪

Now, let’s move on to the following section and see how the trends in job applications have changed in the past year. 

Job Applications in the Top 6 Specialties in June 2020 vs 2019

In this section, we will compare the number of job applications in the top 6 specialties in June 2020 with those of June 2019. 

Our goal is to see how the pandemic and subsequent changes in the economy have shaped the career path of job seekers. 

the number of job applications globally in 2019 vs 2020

Here are the main takeaways from the stats above:

✅ The number of job applications has increased in all industries worldwide.

Software engineering saw the highest number of applications. Looking at the stats from Estonia, Lithuania, and Finland, we can now say that these 3 countries have been affected by the global trend. 

Software engineers have been the most active group so far. 🏅

✅ Globally, job seekers looking for Sales & Business Development and Marketing & PR & Media opportunities have almost doubled.

✅ The lowest increase has been in the number of applications for IT & Sysadmin roles. This matches with the stats from Estonia, Finland, and Lithuania, as IT & Syadmin has not been the most popular kid at school so far. 🤓

Who are the companies hiring with MeetFrank?

Every month, new companies are joining our family, thus giving us the chance to match the best talent with the best companies.

In this section, we’ll share some interesting facts about companies that choose to collaborate with us. 🤝

As of today, the MeetFrank family is working with mostly startups and corporate companies from Lithuania to Czechia, from Finland to the UK

company type globally

They are followed by SMBs and consultancy companies

company industries globally

The industries they are operating in are mostly software development, SaaS, technology, e-commerce, analytics & big data, FinTech, finance, and consultancy

company size globally

Overall, the company size is 11-50 people, followed by 51-200. This shows that not only startups or big corporations but also a wide range of companies are collaborating with MeetFrank. 

The majority of the companies are Estonian-based, followed by Finnish companies. And among them, there are 2 unicorns. 🦄

Remote Job Offers by Specialty in June 2020

Now is time to have a look at the remote job offers worldwide. 🌍

global remote job offers

The upward trend for software engineers continues. Globally, the highest number of job openings has been for engineers. Great times indeed to be a software person! 🤓

The Sales & Business Development industry seems to be open to remote workers too. As of today, the second highest number of remote offers have been in this sector. 

So, what about the ones that are not offering that many remote offers (for now)? 

Similar to Estonia, Lithuania, and Finland; companies operating in Administration & Office, Data & Analytics, and Logistics & Supply industries prefer working face-to-face globally. 👀

And here are the latest remote openings from the UK to Czechia

Check the remote offers in the MeetFrank app!

Don’t miss out on the latest offers from top companies and inspiring startups. 💪 Download the MeetFrank app and make a step towards your dream job! 🦄

 

June News from the Finnish Job Market

June News from the Finnish Job Market

This article is based on data from MeetFrank Job Market Insights. For additional and per-track reports, visit this page.

Recently Finland opened borders to Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia (yay!) and is taking cautious steps towards normalisation. 

In our recovery outlook blog post, we mentioned the low number of job openings in the Finnish job market and the difference between the offered and expected salaries. 📉

In the past 2 weeks, Finland saw some changes in market competitiveness and the number of job openings. 👀

If you are hungry for more information, you’re definitely in the right place! 👍

Let’s discover what’s been happening in the Finnish job market lately. 🚀

Job Market Overview: May vs June

The beginning of June saw a 34% decrease in the number of job openings in Finland. The downward trend continued in the past 4 weeks.  

active job openings in Finland

Unlike the number of job openings, the decrease in job applications has been rather small since May.

the number of job applications in Finland

What about market competitiveness?

market competitiveness in Finland

The ease of finding a job in Finland has been very steady in the past 6 months. However, the recent decrease in the number of job openings has made it more competitive for job seekers. 

🔊 While it was at the ‘OK-level’ to find a job in the Finnish job market, now it has become more challenging

It’s still easier for software engineering candidates, but sadly design professionals will find it difficult to find their dream job for now. ⛔

historical salaries in Finland
When it comes to salaries, there is still a gap between the offered and expected salaries. As companies are eager to pay more for talent,  job seekers should consider increasing their expectations a bit. 💸

We’ll see how the month ends and what opportunities are ahead for job seekers. 🙏

Job Applications in the Top 6 Specialties in June 2020 vs 2019

In this section, we will delve into how the pandemic has changed the way job seekers apply for openings, and which industries have lately become rising stars. 

In short, we’ll compare the number of job applications in the top 6 specialties in mid-June 2020 to those of mid-June 2019. 

According to Statista, roughly 46,000 people have become unemployed, and 136,000 people have been temporarily laid off during the lockdown phase of the coronavirus pandemic in Finland since March 2020. 😷

the number of job applications in Finland in 2019 vs 2020

The situation seems to have affected the number of job applications in the Software Engineering industry the most, yet there are some surprising facts on the way. 🤔

Let’s have a quick recap of the stats above:

✅ Similar to Estonia, the Finnish job market has seen a significant increase in the number of applications in the Software Engineering industry. 

✅ Surprisingly, it has been the only industry with an increase. 😵 All other industries seem to have had a much lower number of applications compared to the 2019 stats.

While the Sales & Business Development sector has lost approximately 9% of job seekers compared to last year, Finance candidates seem to have already found what they were looking for—there have been no applications at all and market competitiveness is at a very good level for finance professionals, as can be seen in the MeetFrank Insights. 😯

Who are the companies hiring with MeetFrank?

MeetFrank is growing every day and so is the number of companies collaborating with us. 🎆

In this section, we’ll discuss the Finland-based companies in the MeetFrank database and get to know them better. 🤝

As of today, there are 109 companies from Finland in our database. Startups and corporates make up the majority, which is similar to Meet Frank’s general company profile. ✅

Finland-based company type

Finnish companies mostly operate in software development, SaaS, technology, consultancy, and enterprise software sectors. If you’re looking for an opportunity in Finland and work in one of the industries, this is a good time to try your luck. 🍀

Finland-based company industries

When it comes to company size, Finland-based companies are mostly in the 11-50 range, followed by the ‘big guys’ which are in the 51-200 range. 

There’s also a high number of small companies with 2 to 10 people. 👨👩

Finland-based company size

The majority of the companies have revenues below €1M, but who knows what will happen by the end of this year? 🤑

Remote Job Offers Per Specialty in Mid-June

Today, more and more companies are embracing remote work, and the number of remote job openings have started to go hand in hand with that blossoming love. 💗

Let’s see what Finland-based companies are thinking about this. 💭

remote job offers in Finland

By mid-June, the software engineering sector saw the highest number of remote job openings in the Finnish job market. Good times to be a software engineer! 🖥

It seems the increase in the number of job applications for this industry was for a reason. 😉

When we look at the chart, we see that the Sales and Business Development, Marketing & PR & Media, IT & Sysadmin, Design, and HR & Recruitment are next potential champions. But it seems the gap won’t be bridged that easily. 🏔

Interested in working remotely? Here are the latest remote job offerings: 

Welcome to the MeetFrank family!

This week, Tumplate, Playvation Ltd, KTI Kiinteistötieto Oy, and Workfellow.ai joined the MeetFrank family! 👯‍♂️ And here are the latest job openings from our newest members: 

 

 

 

Recent News on the Lithuanian Job Market

Recent News on the Lithuanian Job Market

This article is based on data from MeetFrank Job Market Insights. For additional and per-track reports, visit this page.

Lithuania is one of the countries that has recently announced some measures for businesses affected by the current crisis, such as the recent package offered through the Lithuanian state company Invega.  Last week, we already saw some improvement in the Lithuanian job market and we hope it keeps going! 💪

The second week of May brought a notable increase in the number of job openings as well as in job seekers. It’s great to see that the interest of employers and employees is mutual. 

If you’re not familiar with the Lithuanian job market and getting more information strikes your fancy, our previous report can help you find out more about this Baltic star. 🌟

Want to jump into this week’s stats? Let’s find out what the Lithuanian job market is up to nowadays! 🚀

Job Market Overview

Last week, the number of active job openings had increased by 14.7%. However, the last 7 days showed that Lithuanian job market needs more time for stabilisation. ⏳

Recently, the number of job openings dropped by 16%. There has also been a slight decrease in the number of active job seekers. 📉

However, the number of talent and active job seekers remained quite close to those of last week

talent and the number of active job seekers in Lithuania

Despite a recent increase by 4.5% in expected salaries, there is still a noticeable difference between offered and expected salaries in Lithuania in general. It is similar to the situation in Finland and Estonia.

expected and offered salaries in Lithuania

As the economic effects of COVID-19 have taken hold over the whole world, companies and job seekers in Lithuania seem to have different perspectives when it comes to salaries. They have not come to terms with it yet. 💶

The good news is, the ease of finding a job in Lithuania has remained the same as last week—almost at the ‘easy’ level. ✅ 

ease of finding a job in Lithuania

Since last week, software engineers have been leading the way when it comes to ease of finding a job in Lithuania. 

When it’s at the ‘OK-level’ to find a job for candidates in Data & Analytics, Design, and very easy for IT & Sysadmin, nowadays Customer Support and (Tech) Project Management professionals may find it challenging to find a job in Lithuania.

Weekly special chart: Expected vs offered salaries across top specialties

This week’s chart shows expected vs offered salaries across the top 8 specialties in the past 30 days. We’ll delve into the global stats as well as Lithuania’s . 🕵️‍♀️

When we look at the chart below, what strikes the eye is that 5 out of 8 industries are offering higher salaries than expected by job-seekers.

Have a look at the top 3 takeaways from the chart above:

✅We see the biggest difference between expected and offered salaries in Software Engineering industry in the Lithuanian job market. Offered salaries are much higher than expected. 🎉

✅Similar to the ratios in Estonia and Finland, offered salaries favour Data & Analytics candidates the most

✅Offered salaries are higher than expected salaries for Marketing & PR & Media candidates.

And now, it’s time for the global stats. offered and expected salaries globally👉The trend of ‘expecting less, getting more’ continues for the Software Engineering, Data & Analytics, and Marketing & PR & Media specialties globally.

👉When it comes to the biggest difference between expected and offered salaries, the top 3 sectors are Software Engineering, Customer Support, and Data & Analytics. 

In that sense, software engineers seem to have become even more important for the whole world as well as for Lithuania! 💻

Weekly highlight: Customer Support

This week’s highlight is Customer Support the ultimate solution finders. 🦸‍♂️️🦸‍♀️️

The last 9 months have witnessed lots of changes in the number of job openings, one of which was a steep fall during winter. ☃ The numbers weren’t even that low when the crisis escalated worldwide during March. 

As for today, the number of job openings is similar to that of April and March. number of job openings in Lithuania

While the number of job applications peaked in October 2019 and then again in April 2020, May saw the lowest number in this category. the number of applications in customer support in LithuaniaOf the 2,558 members of the CS talent pool in Lithuania,10.9%are actively looking for a job. This is relatively low compared to Estonia and Finland.

talent and the number of active job seekers in the customer support industry in LithuaniaSo, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that finding a job in Lithuania is almost at the ‘OK’ level if you are looking for a job in Customer Support. 🎆

Ease of finding a job in the customer support industry in Lithuania

Looking at the expected and offered salaries in the Customer Support industry in the Lithuanian job market since November 2019, we see that there was a significant difference at the beginning of this high-speed journey. 🎢historical gross salaries in Lithuania

Now expected and offered salaries have switched roles. Job seekers seem to have adjusted their expectations due to the changing situation, while employers might also be reconsidering their offerings. 

It’s good to see that when it comes to salaries, job seekers and companies are more or less on the same page.  Let’s have a look at the new job offerings awaiting new talent: 

And which skills should you possess to be a good candidate for these positions?

in demand skills in Lithuania

Just like in Estonia and Finland, the top 2 in demand skills for the Lithuanian job market are English and customer service & support. What stands out in the chart is that call center experience is the third most important skill in the Lithuanian Customer Support industry. 

🏆The most popular job opening in this sector is ‘Customer Support Specialist’ at TransferGo!

Welcome to the MeetFrank family! 

🔊Say hello to our new members! This week, we welcomed Fabula Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Sedition, UAB Kibernetinio Saugumo Sistemos, Eddy Travels, UAB „Optometrijos centras“, and LKAB “Klaipėdos Smeltė” to the MeetFrank family. 🎊 

Discover what lies in store for your career: 

Recent News on the Finnish Job Market

Recent News on the Finnish Job Market

This article is based on data from MeetFrank Job Market Insights. For additional and per-track reports, visit this page.

With the latest decisions on loosening of the restrictions, Finland is slowly and cautiously getting back to the ‘normal’ track. We hope that it will be manifested in the Finnish job market as more job openings and higher salaries in the upcoming weeks. 🎆

In the past 2 weeks, there was a notable decrease in the number of job openings in Finland. 

If you haven’t read last week’s report and want to fill in the blanks before diving into the new stats, have a look at our previous report. 🔎 

In addition to the weekly stats, you can see the job openings across top specialties globally and in Finland. 🗺

Ready? Let’s dig into the Finnish job market and see if the turbulence is still ongoing! 🎢

Job Market Overview

In last week’s report, we had shared that the number of active job openings is down by 10.5%. 

The downward trend continues this week as well. This week saw a 11.2% decrease in the number of job openings. On the other hand, the number of job applications increased by approximately 12%.

In the past week, there has been a small decrease in the number of active job seekers along with a slight increase in the amount of talent. Compared to Estonia and Lithuania, less people have been actively looking for a job in Finland.talent and job seekers in FinlandThe market competitiveness remained at a similar level though with a slight drop from 3.9 to 3.5. The good news is, finding a job in Finland is still at the ‘OK’ level. ✅

ease of finding a job in finland

If your background is Finance, Finland is ‘the’ place for you! According to our data, it is easy to find a job in the Finance sector. 😊

While the offered and expected salaries have been going in opposite directions, the disparity has started to diminish. Since April, job seekers and employees have been getting ready to meet halfway. 💸

historical salaries in finland

Weekly special chart: Expected vs offered salaries across top specialties

Wondering how the expected and offered salaries differ across specialties globally and in Finland? Well then, today is your lucky day. 🍀

Looking at the chart below, we see that half of these industries are offering higher salaries than expected in the Finnish job market. offered vs expected salaries in Finland
Enjoy our main takeaways from the charts!

✅The biggest difference between expected and offered salaries can be seen in the Sales & Business Development industry in the Finnish job market. The numbers tell us that job seekers and companies need to reevaluate what they have in mind. 💭

✅Similar to the situation in Estonia and Lithuania, offered salaries are higher than expected salaries for software engineers

The trend for lower salaries in the Marketing & PR & Media industry continues in Finland as well. 

Let’s have a look at the global stats for the same industries:offered and expected salaries globally

👉The offered salaries for software engineers and data analysts in Finland beats the global average. Go Finland! And go to Finland, software engineers and data people! 🤓

👉The average offered and expected salaries in Finland are higher than in the global stats. 

Weekly highlight: Customer Support

This week, we’ll zoom in on the Customer Support industry in the Finnish job market.

In the past 9 months, the number of job openings has increased slowly, reaching a peak in April.  As of May 27, there are more openings compared to previous months. job openings in FinlandWe’ll see if May can break April’s record. 🏅

On the other hand, job seekers have taken a different track over the past 9 months. We saw the number of job applications peak in March whereas we saw the lowest number in February. job applications in customer support in FinlandWhen we compare the two charts, we see that the number of applications fluctuated more than that of job openings in the last 9 months. 

Given the amount of talent, the percentage of active job seekers in Customer Support in Finland is approximately 15%, relatively high compared to the other industries.   There are currently 45 companies open to hiring talent in Customer Support, which is lower than in other industries. talent, job seekers, companies in CS in FinlandOn the other hand, one of the effects of the coronavirus crisis is that some sectors gained popularity while others have lost out. Thankfully, Customer Support is in the former group. 🙏

The graph below shows that it is easy to find a job in a Customer Support role in Finland and that there’s a strong demand for candidates.

ease of finding a job in CS in Finland

However, this isn’t reflected in the salaries. Offered salaries remain lower than expected salaries in the Finnish job market.

historical salaries in CS in Finland

If you’re looking for a Customer Support role in Finland, here are the latest openings which are welcoming new talent:

The most in demand skills in the Finnish job market are similar to those of Estonia. English and customer service & support top the list of must-have skills for the candidates going for Customer Support roles. 

Now that we have relatively more time in these quarantine days, it may be the perfect time to build these skills. 💡in demand skills in CS in Finland

🏅As the last word, the most popular job opening in Marketing & PR & Media is the ‘Financial Administration and Payroll Expert’ at Visma! 

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Say hi to our new members: DataCrunch OY, Apperior Oy, Arkkeo, and Buildie Oy!

Now is the time to update your resume and have a look at the latest job offerings! 📝