Recovery Outlook in Finnish Job Market, June 2020

Recovery Outlook in Finnish Job Market, June 2020

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

Finland restarted a lot of their public life on Monday, June 1 as the country lifted many restrictions put in place to slow the spread of coronavirus

For example, bars, restaurants and museums reopened after two months. People are returning to these simple pleasures, with some measure of social distancing in place. 

finland opening up

Businesses in Finland opening up – Image source

However, recent headlines have painted a grim outlook for the Finnish economy. Research shows that Finland’s GDP is set to shrink by 8% this year. Unemployed job seeker figures nearly doubled in April

Now the question is, what is the job market recovery outlook like? We’re glad you asked. 🤓

Based on our data, the recovery looks like a rocky road for the Finnish job market. Here are some of the key takeaways on the recovery outlook in Finnish job market:

  • Employers are not too eager to hire right now. 📉
  • Job-seekers are increasingly active. 🏃‍♀️
  • Expected and offered salaries are in a bit of a disagreement. 💸

Ready? Let’s dig into the details! 📊

Job market overview: May vs June

First of all, let’s take a look at a few fundamental indicators of the state of the job market. 

We see that the number of active job openings is down by about 34% in Finland as compared to a month ago.

This decrease does not paint a very hopeful recovery outlook for the Finnish job market. 😳

job openings in Finland

However, the number of active job seekers has gone up by 10% in the past month. 📈

What do these numbers mean? It sure looks like a growing number of people are actively looking for employment, while employers are increasingly cautious about hiring at this time. 

At the same time, the ease of finding a job in Finland has remained quite stable over the last few months, according to our market competitiveness indicator.

Recovery Outlook in Finnish Job Market

So, while the numbers of job openings and job seekers continue to fluctuate, they balance each other out month over month.

Salaries in TOP 6 specialties

When looking at the salaries in Finland, we see that on average, both the expected and offered gross salaries increased in May. 💰

Let’s now take a closer look at the offered salaries, by specialty.

average gross salaries finland

As you can see, the average offered salaries have slightly increased in all specialties, except for Finance. So, even though the numbers of available job offers have gone down, the companies are willing to pay more for the roles that are available. 😉

Now, what about expected salaries?

average expected salaries in Finland

In general, the salaries that job-seekers expect have increased even more than the offered salaries in the past month. This is a good indicator of job-seeker confidence. 🏆

However, we see a few specialties where the expectations and offers are out of sync. For example, in May job-seekers in software engineering expected lower salaries than what was actually offered. The difference was a stunning 700EUR. 😯

Job-seekers in sales & business development and (tech) project management are on the opposite end of the spectrum. The salary expectations of sales & business development job-seekers are on average about 1300EUR higher than the offered salaries. For (tech) project management, the expectations are about 800EUR higher. 

These salary numbers show a disconnect between what the employers and job-seekers think of the state of the job market. Let’s see if either the job-seekers or employers adjust their outlook in the summer months. ⚖️

Competition in TOP 6 specialties

In the first section of this article, we had a quick look at the job market competitiveness. Now, let’s dig into this topic by specialty and see what has changed in the past month. 👀

In general, we see that different fields have very different market competitiveness levels in Finland. 

Job-seekers in Finance should find it very easy to find employment, while those in marketing are facing very high competition

Those looking for a job in IT & sysadmin and software engineering should find it quite easy to get employed. Sales & business development and (tech) project management are leaning towards a challenging job market. 🙇

Finnish job market competitiveness

If we compare the indicators for April and May, we see that the ease of finding a job has remained on the same level for most specialties. The biggest change has happened in the field of IT & sysadmin, where finding a job became more difficult in May.

TOP 10 Companies with the most applications in May 2020

Now, let’s see which companies managed to attract the most applications in May 2020. 🔍

top companies in finland

In first place is Supermetrics, a tool that helps marketers get data. They’re doing something right, as the MeetFrank job seekers really want to work with them. 🚀

While Supermetrics was also featured in our previous top chart of desirable companies to work with, then a newcomer is in second place: Kide Science. They offer online play-based STEAM programs that plant the seeds of scientific thinking in the minds of 3-8 year old children. Yay for science! 🧬 

In third place is Appgyver, who was leading the list for the year so far a month ago. They are doing something right, as they continue to attract plenty of talent! 👏

The rest of the 10 companies that managed to attract a significant number of applicants include a good mix of IT and software companies, with a marketing & advertising agency thrown into the mix. 

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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! 

Welcome to the MeetFrank family! 

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! 📝

 

Finnish Job Market Report, May 20, 2020

Finnish Job Market Report, May 20, 2020

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

Similarly to other countries in the region, Finland has begun a gradual reopening of the country. This includes reopening borders with neighbouring countries for seasonal laborers and work-related travel. We bet this is a welcome change for many employers in Finland. 🙏

Speaking of change — this week, we noticed some changes on the Finnish job market. More specifically, we see that the number of job openings has fallen noticeably. At the same time, the job seekers seem to have regained some confidence as the average expected salary is up.

The last few weeks have seen quite a few ups and downs in the job market stats, so it’s perhaps no surprise that the turbulence is still present. You can review last week’s Finnish job market review here, if you’d like.

Without further ado, let’s jump into the current week’s Finnish job market report. 🏃‍

Job Market Overview

In recent weeks, the numbers of job openings in Finland have seen noticeable jumps up and down. This week, yet again, the number of active job openings is down by 10.5%. 📉 

We also see that, 8.8% of the talent in Finland are currently active job seekers. This remains quite modest, if compared to some other countries in the region: the percentage is around 10-12% for Estonia and Lithuania, for example. 

talent in Finland may 2020

Despite the weekly turbulence, we can see that it has become slightly easier to find a job in Finland in recent months. This is due to an increase in the number of job offers available, without a significant increase in job seekers.

job market competitiveness finland 20

Not all fields are equal, of course. For example, we see that finding a job in software engineering has become easier in recent weeks. At the same time, job seekers in marketing & PR have tougher competition than before. 🙅‍♂️

Next, let’s talk about average salaries in the Finnish job market. We can see that the average expected salary has recently increased and is now closer to the average offered salary. ⚖️

finland salaries may 2020

The average offered salary remains around the same level as it was in April. As you can see, employers are still offering higher salaries than job seekers expect

So, if you are a job seeker, don’t be afraid to ask for what you’re worth! But just to be sure, check out the salary data for your field first. 😉  

Weekly special chart: Job openings across top specialties

This week’s special chart looks at numbers of job openings across the top 6 specialties, globally and locally in Finland. First, let’s take a look at the global data. 🔍

active job openings across specialties

As you can see, software engineering leads the chart with the most job openings globally. Among the rest of the top specialties, sales & business development job openings are doing good numbers, with IT & sysadmin not too far behind.

job openings in finland

Similarly to the global numbers, software engineering also has the most active job openings in Finland, followed by sales & business development. Next in line are customer support and IT & sysadmin, followed by finance and marketing & PR & Media.

From these charts, it is clear that software engineering talent is still in great demand both in Finland and globally. We at MeetFrank are happy help companies with hiring in software engineering roles. You can join the MeetFrank family here. 🕺

Weekly highlight: IT & Sysadmin

🕵️‍♀️ This week, we are zooming in on the IT & Sysadmin specialty in Finland. Let’s see what the numbers tell us about how the field is faring.

it & sysadmin talent in Finland

Right off the bat, we can see that there are over 1000 IT & Sysadmin specialists on the MeetFrank platform. About 7.5% of the IT & Sysadmin talent in Finland are currently active job seekers.

Looking at the last 6 months’ data, we can see that historically, finding a job in IT & Sysadmin in Finland has been relatively easy. This has been especially so in the more recent months. 👇

it sysadmin job market finland

Now, when we look at the numbers of active openings in the specialty, it gets really interesting. We see that since the end of March, the number of active job openings has been going up pretty consistently.  📈

it & sysadmin job openings in Finland

With a relatively low percentage of talent actively looking for new challenges and an increasing number of job openings, the IT & Sysadmin field is in a sweet spot for job-seekers at this time.

The numbers of applications in IT & Sysadmin vary a lot from week to week. It does look like recent weeks have seen an increase in job applications, as compared to March and April.

it & sysadmin job applications in Finland

Salaries in IT & Sysadmin are far above the market averages in Finland. This shows it is a cherished and valued field. 🦾

In the last few months, offered salaries have seen a slight downward trend, while expected salaries have remained relatively stable.

According to this data, we can encourage job seekers to ask for higher compensation. See for yourself, the employers are willing to pay almost 10% more than is expected, on average. 💰

it & sysadmin salaries Finland

Want to try out asking for a higher compensation? Here are the most recent openings where you could give it a go:

Now, what would it take to get hired in an IT & Sysadmin role? We see that currently, cyber security and familiarity with Linux are the currently most cherished skills in the field in Finland.

IT & sysadmin skills in Finland

🥇We don’t give out awards to the most popular job openings. But if we did, then the winner in IT & Sysadmin in Finland would be Saint-Gobain Finland’s job opening for an IT Specialist for their Nordic & Baltic team. This opening has received the most applications in the last 30 days! You can check it out here.

Welcome to the MeetFrank family! 

This week, we are happy to extend a warm welcome to Thales DIS Finland for joining the MeetFrank family. 🏆 You can see their latest job offer and a few other recent job openings on the Finnish job market below.

 

Finnish Job Market Report, May 13, 2020

Finnish Job Market Report, May 13, 2020

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

May has brought warmth, storms, and rainbows all at the same time, and the current situation in the Finnish job market is no different. 🌞🌧

Last week, we had a rollercoaster tour of the Finnish job market. Given the current global situation, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Finland is also getting its share, despite the durability of its market. 

If you found this intro too fast, let’s rewind and quickly recap about MeetFrank👇

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As you’re now equipped to dive into the pool of stats, let’s find out the latest news from the Finnish job market! 🏊‍♀️

Job Market Overview

In last week’s report, we had shared that the number of active job openings was down by 12%. This week saw a slight increase by 3%.

Talent and job seekers in Finland

There was also a slight decrease in the number of active job seekers in the past week. The lower the ratio of the active job seekers to talent, the higher the chance of finding a job. ✅

The ease of finding a job in the Finnish job market is better than the ‘OK-level’ this week, thanks to the decrease in the number of active job-seekers.

Finnish market competitiveness

So, are all industries at the same ease level? Fortunately and unfortunately, no. 🎭

If you’re looking for a job in the IT & Sysadmin sector, luck is with you. However, if your industry is Marketing & PR & Media, the situation will be a bit challenging for you. Wondering how and why? You’ll get the answer in a section later in this article! 👀

what motivates people in Finland

The saying “Money doesn’t make you happy” might have Finnish origins. 💸 Lately, the top 2 motivation factors of the job-seekers in Finland have been new challenges and growth opportunities.

Let’s find out which companies have been favoured the most by those challenge-lovers since the beginning of January 2020.

Weekly special chart: TOP 15 Companies with the most applications in 2020

This week, we’ll dig into the Top15 companies with the most applications in 2020 in the Finnish job market. 🤓 top 15 companies with the most applications in FinlandLet’s celebrate the success of the top 5 companies firstAppgyver, Visma, Screenful, Supermetrics, and Mount Kelvin Oy. These companies managed to attract the most talent in the past four months. 👏

The job-seekers looking for jobs in the Finnish job market are apparently more interested in regional and local companies than global giants. 

When it comes to the industry; software, IT, data technology, and automation technologies seem to have been leading the path since January 2020. 🖥📱 There has been a similar trend in Estonia and Lithuania as well.

Weekly highlight: Marketing & PR & Media

In the previous sections, we gave a hint of the challenges the Marketing & PR & Media sector in Finland is currently facing. Now, we will dig deeper. 🕵

We’ll begin with the data from the last 8 weeks. 

There has been a sharp fall in the number of job openings in the second week of April, as the coronavirus hit the Finnish job market. It seems to have increased since then and has not changed the last 2 weeks. active job openings in marketing & pr & media in FinlandThe number of job applications in the Marketing & PR & Media industry in Finland has been fluctuating in the last 8 weeks. When there was a noticeable increase at the end of April, last week saw a 50% decrease. 📉

applications in marketing & pr & media in Finland

Given the recent fluctuation in the number of job openings, it’s no surprise that it has become difficult to find a job in the Marketing & PR & Media sector in Finland. The slight decrease in the number of active job seekers hasn’t helped either. 

Finnish talent & job seekers in marketing pr media

This week, market competitiveness dropped to ‘difficult-level’ for job-seekers which represents the well-not-that-good zone for finding a job. 😟 On the other hand, our data shows that finding a job in this industry has never been a low-hanging fruit for job-seekers

Finnish market competitiveness in marketing pr media

So, how do these insights affect the salaries? 

salaries in Finland in marketing pr media

With the majority of businesses facing the impacts of a slowdown, the offered salaries saw a decrease in the Marketing & PR & Media sector in the Finnish job market. On the other hand, the expected salaries have been on the rise in the past few weeks. 

Let’s discover the job openings and companies that welcome new talent:

And which perks do companies offer to their teams?

FI perks marketing pr media

The most common perks offered by companies are flexible hours, team events, and free coffee in Finland. What stands out from the list is health insurance which can be interpreted as a nice offer considering the current situation worldwide. 😷

👏The most popular job opening in Marketing & PR & Media has been the ‘Head of Marketing’ role at Cavai!

Welcome to the MeetFrank family! 

Here are our new members! This week we welcomed FINGLO ICT Services, Kide Science, Rexel Finland, Empower, and Virta Ltd to the MeetFrank family. 🎊 

As the last word, explore the latest job offerings below and make a new step in your career: 

Finnish Job Market Report, May 6, 2020

Finnish Job Market Report, May 6, 2020

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

🤓If you’re anything like us, you get excited for new statistics and data on the job market. Yes, we are once again sharing some interesting insights about the Finnish job market with you. 

Also, the Finnish media shared some of the latest data from MeetFrank this week, read the articles below:

We see that the Finnish job market is currently on a rollercoaster. Fasten your seatbelts, you are in for a ride.

Just in case you’re new around here: MeetFrank connects employers and job-seekers in a transparent and efficient way. If you are currently hiring, join MeetFrank today and you’ll see how easy it can be to hire top talent. 

If you’re a job-seeker, you may be wondering who would like to hire you and how much they’d pay. Download the MeetFrank app and you’ll have answers to these questions within minutes. 

And now, time for a review of how the Finnish job market is doing this week. 🎢

Job Market Overview

The Finnish job market is as volatile as the stock markets these days. Last week saw a noticeable increase in the number of job openings, and this week the number is down again by about as much.

Based on our data, the number of active job openings is down by 12% this week. 📉 

The number of people looking for a job has seen a slight increase, as now about 8.3% of the talent in Finland are active job seekers. 

talent in Estonia

Market competitiveness remains in the slightly above average range, meaning that in general it is not too easy and not too difficult to find a job in Finland. 

finding a job in Finland

⚠️ However, different specialties are not equal in this. Currently, finding a job is the most difficult for people in Marketing & PR and easiest for those in Finance, IT & Sysadmin.

To dig even deeper, we see that the biggest volumes of talent movement are currently happening in the field of software development. This is also evident when we look at the most sought-after skills of the Finnish job market: development, development, development. 

skills in demand Finnish job marker

Weekly special chart: Remote work across specialties

✨ There’s no need to reiterate how much remote work is on the rise this year. It is obvious. In this week’s special chart, we are looking at remote work opportunities in different specialties.

More specifically, we are looking at what percentage of job openings in different tracks are open to remote work in Finland. We focus on the top 6 tracks in Finland by volume.

remote job offers Finland

In general, we can see that many companies in Finland are open to remote workers. The percentages we see are noticeably higher than those of Lithuania and Estonia, for example. 🌍

More specifically, job openings in two specialties are most welcoming to remote applicants. A striking 36% of Marketing & PR & Media job openings and 27% of openings in Sales & Business Development are open to remote workers. 

Customer support and software engineering job openings are in the middle, at 17% and 13% accordingly. From the most popular tracks, finance and IT & Sysadmin are least welcoming to remote applicants, at 6% and 9% respectively.

Weekly highlight: Finance

Each week, we take a close look at one specialty and evaluate what are the biggest trends in that field. This week, we are zooming in on Finance in Finland. 💳

First of all, we see that the percentage of active job seekers in finance is lower than that of the job market as a whole. While the percentage is below 6% for finance, it is above 8% for the overall job market.

finance talent in Finland

When it comes to job openings, we see that the last few months have seen a significant increase in the number of active openings in Finance

finance job offers Finland

At the same time, the number of applications have remained quite low in recent weeks. This is perhaps unsurprising, as the percentage of active job seekers in finance is quite small.

Finance job Applications in Finland

So, what does it mean if the percentage of active job seekers is relatively low and yet there is a fair number of companies hiring? That’s right, it means that finding a job in finance is very easy right now. 😎

finding a job in finance Finland

Next, let’s talk about money. The offered and expected salaries are pretty much in agreement. That’s a healthy sign for the finance sector in Finland.

finance salaries Finland

If you are looking for a new challenge in finance, here are a few recent openings you may want to take a look at:

When it comes to hiring in finance, Finnish companies are not in the best spot. Our data shows that it is currently quite difficult to hire in finance, as there are relatively few job-seekers actively looking. But don’t fret, we’re here to help you. 🦸‍♀️

We can see that job-seekers in finance are most motivated by new challenges, a higher salary and growth opportunities. So, be sure to highlight these perks if you are putting together a job opening!

what motivates people in finance Finland

Welcome to the MeetFrank family! 

🏆 New week, new companies! We are happy to extend a warm welcome to Tidy Technologies, Visit Tampere, Powder, Phaver, Nextcon and TaskShare for joining the MeetFrank family. 

To discover their latest job offers, download our app and apply now:

Finnish Job Market Report, April 29, 2020

Finnish Job Market Report, April 29, 2020

What comes to your mind when we say Nokia, Supercell, Angry Birds, Wolt, and thrilling job opportunities? Yes, it’s Finland we are talking about. 

The good news is the Finnish job market remained relatively resilient during the worldwide turmoil. And even better news is that recently there have been even more positive changes to the market in general. 🎉

In this weekly report, we will share the latest trends, updates and hopefully good news from the job market in Finland. You can also have a look at the Estonian and Lithuanian reports to have a better understanding of the region. 

First things first; we have an announcement (or a reminder!) for all the employers. You are more than welcome to be part of our family and enjoy your free trial. Join us today!

And if you are looking for a job, log into the MeetFrank app and check out the dozens of new job offerings.

👀 Already curious? Let’s find out what has been happening in the Finnish job market lately. 

Job Market Overview

Last week’s report showed that there were 12% more job openings as compared to a month ago.

Talent in Finland and active job seekersThe upward trend continues this weekthere has been an approximately 10% increase in the number of job openings in the Finnish market. Happy and relieved, we can now say good-bye to April and keep our expectations even higher for May. 👋

When it comes to the number of active job seekers, we see that there is a slight increase as well. Although finding a job is in the ‘OK’ level in the Finnish job market, the signs of recovery outstrips the rest, and Finland proves to be one of the most solid markets in these tough times. 

historical salaries in finland
The expected salaries have gone parallel with offered salaries in Finland in the last 8 months, which has been a very steady ride compared to that of most countries. Recently, there has been a 4.5% decrease in the offered salaries and a 7.4% decrease in the expected salaries. The COVID-19 seems to bring the expectations of the employers and employees closer in the Finnish market. 

Now, let’s find out the changes in the average salaries in Finland. 

Weekly special chart: Average salary per industry

Each week, we’ll take one special chart and further discuss it from different angles. For today, our highlight is the average salary in Finland in the last 8 months.

📈average gross salary per profession in finlandWhile the average offered salary in the software engineering, sales & marketing, and IT & tech project job openings is higher than at the beginning of this 8-month period, it was not a calm journey for any of them. 📈

There have been significant fluctuations in the average salary stats which shows that the market has faced many changes in demand for the last 8 months.

When we look at the chart above, what strikes us at first glance is the dramatic increase in the average salary offered in IT & tech management openings from September to November. Now, it seems to have reached a more stabilised point, which is higher than the initial value. 

Let’s have a closer look at the market and see how the sales & business development industry in Finland is doing nowadays. 🔎

Weekly highlight: Sales and business development 

Every week, we focus on a hiring track and see what the trends show us. In this weekly report, we will discuss sales and business development jobs in Finland.

Let’s start with the good news. This week, the Finnish job market saw a 20% increase in the number of sales & business development jobs. Given the numbers from last week’s report, it’s noticeable that Finland is steadily recovering from the recent effects of the coronavirus. 

Change in job offers in EE
In the Finnish job market, the expected salary is higher than the offered salary by approximately 10% by today’s numbers. It’s worth noting that both of them are on decline and so is their disparity. It’s no surprise that the recent changes to the economy seem to almost close the gap in April.

historical salaries in Finland
Despite the increasing number of job offerings and the relatively low number of job-seekers, competition in the market seems to be high. The reason why it is challenging to find a sales and business development job nowadays in Finland may be related to the higher salary expectations. 

market competitiveness in finland

These are some of the exciting job offerings in the Finnish market which may be worth lowering  your salary expectations a bit for (just saying 😊):

Wondering which skills would make you a good candidate for these positions given the competition? Have a look at the most in demand skills in the sales & development industry in Finland in the chart below:

in demand skills in Finland for sales

🏆The favorite job offering in the sales and development industry in the past 30 days was the ‘Entrepreneurial Sales/Project Director and Co-founder’ role at ReFaMo.

🏅The second place went to Fiuge Lth with its ‘Product Manager’ role. 

Welcome to the MeetFrank family! 

🏆 New week, new companies! Recently, we welcomed Intensive Sales Partners, ResQ Club, Saint-Gobain Finland Oy, and Tickingbot to our family. To discover their latest job offers, download our app and apply now: