Lithuanian Job Market Report, May 20, 2020

Lithuanian 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.

The Lithuanian government recently approved lockdown-related aid for the labor market. Among other measures, the support includes subsidies for retaining employees for a generous six months after quarantine. 👏

We do hope that such measures help keep the Lithuanian job market healthy and active. 

This week, our review shows that the Lithuanian job market is buzzing. There has been an increase in the number of active job openings as well as in the percentage of active job seekers. 🤸‍♀️

Last week’s report showed a slight cooldown on the job market, with the job openings and applications decreasing in numbers. You can review it here, if you’d like.

Now, let’s see what’s new in the Lithuanian job market. 👀

Job Market Overview

A week ago, we reported significant drops in the numbers of job openings and applications in Lithuania. Looking at this week’s data, we see that the number of active job openings is up by 14.7%.

The total number of Lithuanian talent on the MeetFrank app has now crossed 31 000! 🎉 And we see that 10.1% of the talent are active job seekers at this time

Job-seeker confidence seems to be going up in May. This can be seen in how the average expected salaries are up compared to April. Interestingly enough, we see a similar trend on the Finnish and Estonian job markets. 💡

However, the employers in Lithuania continue to offer significantly higher salaries, on average. See for yourself:

salaries in lithuania may 2020

So, if you’re a job seeker in Lithuania, you can probably consider bumping your salary expectations without fearing rejection from employers. To be sure, do check the salary data for your specialty on the Job Market Insights first though! 💁‍♀️

market competitiveness lithuania may 2020

Weekly special chart: Job openings across top specialties

Every week, we take a look at some interesting data in the form of a weekly special chart. This week’s chart showcases job openings across the 6 top specialties, globally and in Lithuania.

active job openings across specialties

First of all, let’s take a look at the global chart. As you can see, data shows that software engineering job openings are the most common ones globally in MeetFrank. Sales and business job openings have secured a solid second place, followed by IT & Sysadmin and Finance.

Active job openings across top 6 specialties Lithuania

The chart for Lithuania is quite similar to the global one. We see that software engineering is by far the hottest field in terms of active job openings. Sales & business development comes in second, and finance is in third place.

There’s no denying that software engineers are well in demand, in Lithuania and globally. MeetFrank is happy to help the companies looking to hire software developers… or anyone else! Find out more here if you are hiring.

Weekly highlight: IT & Sysadmin

This week, the spotlight is on the IT & Sysadmin specialty in Lithuania. 🔦Let’s take a look at the state of the field and its trends of the last 8 weeks.

There are close to 2000 talented people specialized in IT & Sysadmin on the MeetFrank platform. According to our data, 6.8% of the IT & Sysadmin talent in Lithuania are currently active job seekers

it sysadmin talent in Lithuania

Despite the turbulent times on the job market, the number of active job openings has not changed much in the last 8 weeks. In fact, these numbers are more stable than the same ones for Estonia and Finland. 🇪🇪🇫🇮

LT - Active openings in IT & Sysadmin

In the grand scheme of things, the numbers of job applications have also remained quite stable — with the exception of the last two weeks that have seen a significant drop.

LT - Applications in IT & Sysadmin

When it comes to market competitiveness for job-seekers in IT & Sysadmin, one trend is very clear: in recent months, finding a job has become increasingly easy.

market competitiveness it sysadmin Lithuania

Next, let’s take a look at salaries in IT & Sysadmin in Lithuania. As you can see, the expected and offered salaries have been exceptionally in sync for the last 6 months

In March and April, the job-seekers did lower their salary expectations to an extent, while the average offered salaries remained slightly higher. Most recently, we can see a decent recovery in expected salaries in May. 📈

it sysadmin salaries Lithuania


If you are looking for a job in IT & Sysadmin in Lithuania, take a look at what’s currently being offered below. If you like what you see, download the MeetFrank app to apply!

 

What does it take to get a job in IT & Sysadmin? Currently, we can see that the skills that are most in demand in Lithuania are systems administration, Linux and DevOps.

IT & Sysadmin skills Lithuania

In the past month, the most popular job opening in the field was one for a Telecommunications Engineer with Mediafon Technology.👏

Welcome to the MeetFrank family! 

In the past week, a whole lotta companies joined MeetFrank to start hiring in Lithuania. Brace yourselves, here’s the list of newcomers: PandaConnect, HITCONTRACT, Kilmine, Grigeo, Nestlé Baltics (umm, yum!), Coingate, CAST AI, Etransport, Metida and BSW Engineering. Here are some of their recent job offers, if you’d like to take a look! 👇

Lithuanian Job Market Report, May 13, 2020

Lithuanian 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.

If the world was a huge classroom, Lithuania would be one of the countries in Europe that scored a good mark in the coronavirus exam, also coming up with some creative solutions. 🎆 At least we really truly hope so.

If you’re new to the Lithuanian job market, here’s a short tour. Lithuania has proved to be a durable market in the Baltics, succeeding to remain strong during the coronavirus pandemic compared to most countries. But every good story has a twist.😕

In our previous report, we shared that the Lithuanian job market had seen a decrease in the number of job openings after a long period of growth. But it still ranked better than Estonia and Finland in this category.

Before sharing this week’s stats, we’d love to remind all the employers that you’re always welcome to join the Meetfrank family. 🏢

If you’re a job-seeker, we have lots of opportunities for you too! Download the MeetFrank app today and be the first to hear about the latest openings. 🔔

Ready for this week’s stats on the Lithuanian job market? Let’s go! 🚀

Job Market Overview

A week ago, the number of active job openings decreased by 19.9% as compared to the previous week. Wondering what today’s news is?

Last week saw an approximately 12% decrease in the number of job openings in Lithuania. What is surprising is that the number of job applications has significantly decreased by 32%. 😲

This might be related to the decrease in the number of job openings. Another possibility might be that the job openings don’t fully match with the needs and goals of the job seekers. 🕵

Talent and job seekers in LithuaniaWhen we have a look at the amount of talent in Lithuania, it seems to have slightly increased compared to last week. 📈

Lithuanian market competitiveness

The market competitiveness remains ‘OK’ in the Lithuanian job market. So, who are the luckiest ones across various sectors? The software engineer candidates! 

If you’re looking for an engineering role nowadays, chances are it’ll be fairly easy for you to find one in Lithuania. ✅

What motivates all the great talent in Lithuania? 

What motivates talent in Lithuania

Looking at the answers above, we can add ‘growth opportunity’ to the chorus of the song ‘Money, Money, Money’. 💶 Growth opportunities and new challenges are in the top 3, just like in Finland and Estonia.

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

This week, we’ll put the Top 15 companies with the most applications in 2020 under the spotlight. 🕵

Let’s see who the winners of job-seekers’ hearts in the Lithuanian job market have been since the beginning of 2020.

top 15 companies with the most applications in LithuaniaSince January 2020, Intrum Global Business Services, Pipelinepharma, KEVIN, Interactive Brokers, and Smart Brands Laboratory LLC have been leading the top 5.

So, finance/fin-tech, pharmacy, business services, and consultancy, and tech-related industries have attracted the most talent in Lithuania. 👏

When we look further down the list, we see different companies in a wide array of industries: tech-based Adroiti, business-focused UAB Icona, AdFingers, an advertising agency, and Amston, a recruiter, to name a few.

Weekly highlight: Marketing & PR & Media

This week, we will focus on Marketing & PR & Media in Lithuania. 😎 Let’s see what the trends have been in the last 8 weeks. 

As the number of job openings have been facing moderate ups and downs in the last 8 weeks, the past week saw a sharp fall by 50%. This is what we meant by saying “every good story has a twist” at the beginning of our report. 🤐

active openings in marketing & pr & media in LithuaniaThe number of job applications have been like a rollercoaster in the past 8 weeks. In parallel to the recent decrease in job openings, job applications also fell by 30% last week. 🎢

applications in marketing & pr & media in Lithuania

So, what is the situation in the second week of May?

Of the 3,382 members of the talent pool in Lithuania, 14.2% of them are actively looking for a job

talent and job seekers in Lithuania in marketing pr media

This relatively high ratio makes finding a job in Lithuania somewhat challenging after a 8-month period of fluctuation.

Finnish market competitiveness in marketing & pr & media

Let’s move on to the salaries. How are the numbers mentioned above reflected in the offered and expected salaries in the Lithuanian Marketing & Media & PR sector?

While the offered salaries were lower than the expected salaries at the beginning of November 2019, their roles switched in December. historical salaries in Finland in marketing pr media

From the beginning of April, the candidates seem to have lowered their expectations even further. Last week saw a slight increase in expected salaries and a decrease by 11% in offered salaries.

You may need to reconsider your salary expectations, Marketing & PR & Media candidates! And get your resumes ready for the job offerings below: 📝

Just like in Estonia and Finland, the top 3 perks that the companies hiring in Lithuania offer are team events, free coffee, and flexible hours.

Perks in marketing pr media in Lithuania

In the future, flexibility and remote working possibilities are likely to gain more importance worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But one thing will never change—the importance of coffee, regardless of the country. ☕️

🏆The most popular job opening in Marketing & PR & Media has been the ‘Marketing Project Manager’ role at Smart Brands Laboratory LLC!

Welcome to the MeetFrank family! 

🔊This week, we welcomed UAB “Personalo valdymo inovacijos” to the MeetFrank family. Have a look at the latest job opening from our new member:

 

Lithuanian Job Market Report, May 6, 2020

Lithuanian 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’d ask a friend, “What is the best city for finding a job in Europe today,” you probably wouldn’t expect to hear Vilnius as a response.

Well, we ran the numbers and despite some graphs being in the red, the Lithuanian job market remains a strong contender for that ranking. 🏅

This week, we see some turbulence in some of the key indicators of the job market in Lithuania. The streak of increasing numbers of job openings has come to an end, but the total number of openings is still higher than that of Finland or Estonia, for example. So we’d say there’s no big cause for concern for the Lithuanian job market.

Before jumping into the details, a friendly reminder to all employers. We are always welcoming companies to join the MeetFrank platform. You can join us here.

Or if you are a job-seeker, you can download the MeetFrank app to match with companies currently hiring. 

Now, let’s take a look at how the Lithuanian job market is faring this week. 👀

Job Market Overview

Recent weeks have shown a seemingly ever-increasing number of job openings in Lithuania. You know what they say, “What comes up, must come down.”

This week, we see a stark decrease in the number of job openings. In fact, the number of active job openings has decreased by 19.9% as compared to a week ago. 😱 

The numbers of active job seekers have remained stable, though. We see that 9.7% of the talent are active job seekers at this time.

active job seekers in Lithuania

Across the specialties, finding a job in Lithuania remains relatively easy on average. At the same time, the ease of hiring is a little below average, leaning towards “Challenging”.

Hiring in Lithuania may 2020

However, not all competition is created equal. Job-seekers in Software Development, Data & Analytics as well as IT & Sysadmin should find it easy to get hired, while those in Marketing & PR, Design and Customer support will likely find it quite challenging. 🙇‍♂️

Perhaps unsurprisingly then, software development skills remain the most in-demand skills in the Lithuanian job market. 

skills needed in Lithianian job market

Weekly special chart: Remote work across specialties

This week’s special chart showcases the percentage of job openings that are open to remote work in the top tracks in Lithuania. 📊

remote job offers in Lithuania

We can see that IT & Sysadmin is leading this graph, with the highest percentage of remote job offers. In fact, nearly 25% of IT & Sysadmin job offers in Lithuania are open to remote applications. 🌎

Job offers in two fields are not too far behind. Currently, around 17% of job offers in Marketing & PR & Media and Customer support are remote job offers.

From the top tracks in Lithuania, two specialties are least open to remote work. Our data shows that only 4-5% of the openings in (Tech) Project Management and Data & Analytics are welcome to remote workers at this time.

Weekly highlight: Finance

🏦 This week, we are taking a closer look at the finance sector of Lithuania. What are the most recent trends? Where are the salaries like? Who is hiring? Let’s take a look.

First of all, we can see that in general, the number of active openings has been stable week over week, with a slight steady increase in the more recent weeks. 

finance job openings in Lithuania

When it comes to job applications in the finance sector, it is clear that some weeks see more activity than others. The overall trend is a slight increase in the number of applications, which is a good indication of activity.

job applications in finance in Lithuania

What about salaries? The first thing that stands out about compensation in finance is that salary expectations are consistently higher than what is offered. 💰

finance salaries Lithuania

In recent months, job-seekers seem to have become a little more realistic in this. Now, expected and offered salaries are more aligned than in the last 6 months. 

We do hope that aligned expectations lead to more happy hires. Here are a few of the more recent vacancies in finance, if you are looking to become a happy hire:

In the last few months, the number of job seekers has been relatively low as compared to the number of job openings. As a result, finding a job in finance is quite easy

finding a finance job Lithuania

This is not great news for employers looking to hire people in finance. Our data shows that it is quite challenging to hire people in finance right now. 

hiring in finance Lithuania

We do have some great inside info for anyone hiring in finance, though. To increase your chances of getting stellar applicants, you should consider offering what motivates people the most. 💡

Our inside info suggests that Lithuanian job-seekers in finance are most motivated by higher salaries, growth opportunities and new challenges. Be sure to highlight these benefits in your job description and thank us later. 😉

what motivates people LT

🏆 One stellar example of how to hire talent is the Chief Accountant – Country Finance Manager opening with Motivate LT. They’re certainly doing something right, becayse they received the most applicants in finance in the last 30 days. Check it out here.

Welcome to the MeetFrank family! 

🚀 In the past week, we welcomed quite a few companies to our MeetFrank family. These included Arxan Technologies, UAB VS sistemos, Motivate LT, Continental Automotive Lithuania, UAB Consto and Whatabout.agency. 

Wow! We’ll have to make more room at the table at our future family reunions. To check out their latest job offers, download the MeetFrank app and apply today:

Lithuanian Job Market Report, April 29, 2020

Lithuanian Job Market Report, April 29, 2020

What comes to mind first when we think of Lithuania is the exciting startup ecosystem, the strong business environment, and the increasing success of Lithuanian fintech companies lately.

In our previous report, we discussed how the Lithuanian job market challenged the negative impacts of the novel coronavirus. Recently, there are even more surprising stats coming from this rising star of the Baltics.🌟

After reading this weekly report, you’ll have a better understanding of the Lithuanian job market and the recent trends. If you’re hungry for more information, you can have a look at our recent reports on Estonia and Finland.

Here is a friendly reminder to all employers: in these uncertain times, you are more than welcome to our family and benefit from our free trial throughout the crisis. Join us here!

And you, our job-seeker friend; lots of new job offers are waiting for you in the MeetFrank app. Browse the ones in your field and make today your lucky day. 

🔎Last but definitely not least, let’s dig into the Lithuanian job market.

Job Market Overview

Just like Finland, Lithuania has proved to be one of the most durable markets in these times of crisis, which you can also see in last week’s job market report.

📈In the past week, there has been a 3% increase in the number of job openings along with a 5% increase in the number of active job seekers.

talent in lithuania and active job seekers

The chart for the historical salaries in Lithuania reveals an outstanding fact—before the crisis, there wasn’t a significant gap between the expected and offered salaries. However, the COVID-19 created a visible disparity since February, which seems to have increased with the significant decrease in the expected salaries in the past week.

historical salaries in lithuania

Despite the increasing number of job openings and the decrease in expected salaries, finding a job in Lithuania isn’t the easiest thing in the world nowadays. 

market competitiveness in lithuania

Let’s keep our fingers crossed for the upcoming month! Keep in mind that the Lithuanian labour market has been one of the most outstanding markets in the region lately. 🤞

Weekly special chart: Average salary per industry

This week’s special chart is dedicated to the average salary by sector in Lithuania. Let’s stalk the numbers 8 months back from today and see what they tell us. 🕵

average gross salary in Lithuania per professionIn the Lithuanian job market, all the industries finished April with higher numbers than in September 2019, except for in data analytics. But no worries, data people! The future is yours anyway. 😉

While all the industries saw ups and downs during this 8-month period, software engineering remained one of the steadiest tracks with a gargantuan increase in average salary offered of approximately 20% by the end of April. Designers and sales & marketing people followed software engineers in seeing considerable increases in offered salaries over the period. 

What this means is that companies are still looking for top talent and willing to offer them competitive salaries. However, the number of job offers in the market has dropped, driving up the competition among job-seekers.

So, let’s have a look at the secret behind the average salary increase of sales professionals in Lithuania. 

Weekly highlight: Sales and business development

Every week, we take one hiring track and discuss it from different aspects. Our goal is to analyse the current situation in terms of the number of active job openings and job seekers, along with the average salary offers. This week’s focus is sales & business development jobs.

Lithuania continues proving to be a strong market despite the worldwide turbulence. Need a proof? Here you gothe number of job openings in the sales & business development industry has increased by 22% in the past week.🎆

Change in job offers in LT EE FI✅If you’re looking for a job in the sales and business development sector, Lithuania may be the place for you! There’s a visible difference between the average expected and offered salaries which is, in this case, favourable for job seekers. 

historical salaries in lithuaniaSo, dear job seekers, rethink your salary range, maybe consider increasing it a bit, and have a look at the current job offerings below:

Having an active business environment comes with some downsides. Due to the relatively high number of active job seekers and the big pool of job openings, market competitiveness is relatively high in the sales and business development sectors in Lithuania. 

But the good news is it’s still at the ‘OK-easy’ level to find a job and there’s been a recent improvement in the past week. So, it might reach the 3rd or even the lovely 4th level in the chart. Who knows…

market competitiveness in Lithuania

While the most in demand skills for the sales and business development jobs are English and sales management, the job market does not seem to prioritise Lithuanian for the openings. This sounds like a subtle call for global talent to us. What do you think?

in demand skills in Lithuania for sales

🏆The favorite job offering in the sales and development industry in the past 30 days was the ‘SaaS B2B Sales Agent’ role at UAB Icona.

🏅The second place also went to UAB Icona with its ‘Independent Construction Sales Agent’ role. 

Welcome to the MeetFrank family! 

🏆 New week, new companies! Recently, we welcomed Brolis Sensor Technology, UAB Mano Planas, IT Skill House, Apollo Group, MyPoint.tv, and NP5 UAB to our family. To discover their latest job offers, download the MeetFrank app and apply today:

Lithuanian Job Market Report, April 23, 2020

Lithuanian Job Market Report, April 23, 2020

Lithuania is an exciting market to look at, as it has proven itself as a hotbed of fintech and is hungry for international talent.

Our data from the recent weeks shows that the Lithuanian job market has remained strong despite the global turmoil. If that’s not a sign of a solid ecosystem, then we don’t know what is. 

This is the first weekly report on the Lithuanian job market, where we dissect employment trends. We also publish similar reports on Estonia and Finland, if that strikes your fancy. 

Just a quick reminder to all employers: we are welcoming new employers to the MeetFrank family and we’re even offering a free trial throughout the crisis. You can join us here

Or maybe you’re a job-seeker? You can browse all current job offers in your specialty and country in the MeetFrank app.

⭐️So, what’s going on in the Lithuanian job market? Let’s dig in.

Job market overview

Recently, the Lithuanian job market has been outperforming all the other markets, and even its own pre-crisis numbers. This week, there are 44% more active job openings than there were a month ago. 🔥

It’s certainly a good time to be a job-seeker in Lithuania. While the number of job openings has seen fast growth, the number of job-seekers has only grown by 5% as compared to a month ago. As a result, it is quite easy to find a job in Lithuania.

Lithuanian job market

However, not all specialties are created equal. For example, finding a job is very easy if you’re a software developer, but remains challenging for people in Marketing & PR. 

Lithuanian talent

💸The only strong downward trend can be seen in salary numbers. The average expected gross salary is down from €2,597 in February to just €2,033 in April. 

Lithuanian salaries

Of the top hiring tracks, the decrease in average expected salaries has been the biggest among the Marketing & PR job-seekers. We’d encourage the Lithuanian Marketing & PR aficionados to keep their heads high though, as the offered salaries have not seen such a strong decrease. 🧐

See the salary trends for Marketing & PR yourself in the chart below.

Lithuania Marketing & PR salaries

Weekly special chart:

This week’s special chart is dedicated to active job offers numbers of the last 8 weeks. 

As you can see, the Lithuanian employers are on a roll. Despite a short-lived slowdown in March, the general trend of growth is very evident. With the numbers of the last 3 weeks staying stable, there is reason to believe that the trend of active hiring is here to stay. 🚀

job openings in Lithuania

Weekly highlight: Software Development

Every week, we take a closer look at one field of work, evaluating how easy it is to find a job, what’s the situation with hiring talent, and what are the salaries like. This week’s spotlight is on software development. 

📈Like the Lithuanian job market as a whole, software development is seeing a lot of hiring activity. The number of active job openings has increased in the recent weeks. 

software engineering job openings in Lithuania

The percentage of active job seekers among software developers is a little lower than that of the entire job market. However, we have seen gradually increasing numbers of applications in recent weeks, so the job market is certainly not dormant. 🙇‍♂️

Lithuanian Software Engineering talent

Due to relatively lower numbers of job-seekers and increasing numbers of active job openings, finding a job in software engineering is now very easy. 

finding a software engineering job in Lithuania

🎣 So, if you’re a software developer looking for a job, now is a good time to go fishing for some offers. Here are some recent job offers in the Lithuanian job market:

The salary trends show that while Lithuanian software developers have lowered their expectations, the employers are offering even higher salaries than before. What a time to be a software developer in Lithuania! 🤑

You can see the up-to-date data on this in the graph below.

software engineering salaries Lithuania

Currently, the most popular software development job offer is that of Flutter Developer at Adroiti. It’s still open, if you’d like to see how you fare with the competition! 🏆

Welcome to the MeetFrank family! 

✨Last week, PC ZONA joined the MeetFrank family. Welcome! Below are their current job offers. You can download our app to apply.

Tech Jobs in Lithuania: What are employers looking for in 2020?

Tech Jobs in Lithuania: What are employers looking for in 2020?

Lithuania recently celebrated its first unicorn, as the second-hand fashion market place Vinted reached the magical 1 billion valuation mark last November. This was not a fluke by any means, however, rather an event that was long overdue, as the country has become the hotbed of fintech, with global players opening their local hubs and new exciting startups popping up everywhere in the capital city Vilnius.

Looking at the job market statistics in MeetFrank and researching the local job market, here are some of the highlights we discovered:

  • Lithuania is experiencing an explosion of startups, as the number of companies rose by 58% last year
  • Tech jobs in Lithuania are among the lowest in terms of competition in Europe
  • Globally, Lithuania ranks 11th as a place for doing business according to World Bank
  • Vilnius is one of the safest cities in Eastern Europe to live in


The Lithuanian tech sector roundup

Lithuanian tech sector

As Lithuania recently announced its own E-residency programme,  following in the footsteps of Estonia and just launched the Startup Employee Visa to attract highly qualified foreign talent, it would be an understatement that things are happening in the small Baltic country. 

The capital city is home to the futuristic hub, co-working space and community center called Blockchain Center Vilnius (HL: https://bcgateway.eu/) and to the largest fintech conference in the Baltics FinTech Inn. In addition, Rise Vilnius, recently taken over from Barclay by Swedbank, and rebranded as Rockit has been vital in nurturing startups and fostering tech innovations in the country.

All of this has been attracting international and regional talent to Vilnius that just made the biggest leap in the world talent ranking, moving 8 positions upwards, placing 28th among 63 countries –  the highest among the three Baltic countries.

Currently, the Vilnius area is home to over 21 000 ICT sector and 6000 research & development employees, while the city is one of the youngest European capitals with more than 50% of residents younger than 40 years old.

 

Whom are employers looking for?

Lithuanian job market
Similarly to the rest of the European job market, software engineers are among the most sought-after workers at the moment, with nearly half of all the job offers. However, only 20% of the applications are made for these jobs, marking a very low level of competition.

It is completely the opposite for sales and business development and marketing & PR, the second and third in terms of the number of job offers, as both have the % of applications per job offer that is considerably higher, thus meaning a higher level of competition

 

Top 6 jobs in terms of competition

Lithuanian tech jobs

The competition for top tech jobs in Lithuania is way below the European average as the ratio of applications per offers is usually twice as little.  Sales & business development and (tech) project management are the most competitive with slightly over 20 candidates per job. 

As with the rest of Europe, marketing & PR is also among the more competitive jobs, but the rate of competitiveness is still quite low – 15 applications in Lithuania vs 35 as the European average.

Design – the most competitive job in Europe (41 applications per offer on average) – is almost five times less competitive in Lithuania with 8.7 applications per offer, although the pay gap with the European average (€1700 gross in Lithuania vs €2346 gross in EU on average)  is also large.

Software engineering, the job that is most in-demand and the most well-paid in Lithuania (as in the rest of Europe), is also the least competitive in Lithuania, with IT & system administration following close.

Salary offers for 6 most popular jobs

salaries in Lithuania

The average salaries in the Lithuanian tech sector are currently around 40% lower than in the EU on average, but so are the living expenses in Vilnius. Among the 6 most popular jobs, software engineering tops the list as in the rest of Europe, with an average payment offer of €2727 gross. 

Jobs for sales & business development, IT & sysadmin and (tech) project management offer around €2400 gross with IT & sysadmin having the lowest pay gap with the rest of Europe – €2365 vs €2747 gross.

Creative fields – designers and marketing – are currently lowest-paid jobs here with an average salary offer around €1700 gross, but the gaps with the European average are not bigger than with tech jobs.

% of jobs supporting relocation vs job seekers interested in relocating

Lithuania labor marketWhen it comes to relocation, the readiness of Lithuanian companies to offer relocation is almost twice as low as the EU average. For the offers of top 6 jobs, 25% offer relocation, whereas the same figure for EU average is 43. This is understandable, as the opportunities for the companies are more limited, however, all signs show that Lithuanian companies are in a growing need for tech talent from abroad, so recruiters should try to find the means to offer this option more.

It comes as no surprise that the most sought-after roles, such as software engineering and sales & business development, are the ones who offer relocation the most.

On the workers’ side, however, Lithuanians are slightly more eager to relocate as the % of users interested in relocation is 14% vs the 12% that is the EU average. Curiously enough, the differences between fields are almost non-existent, as all fall between 12% and 15%.


Top 6 countries with applications to relocate to work in Lithuania

work in LithuaniaWhether it’s the weather or its blossoming tech scene, Lithuania is currently the most popular for northern countries as Estonia, Finland and Latvia are the top three countries with applications for Lithuanian tech jobs.

Curiously enough, India ranks 5th among the countries with interest, almost tied with that of Latvia and Germany – the holder or of the 4th place.

Top skills required in tech-related roles

tech job skills

Currently, 15 of the 20 most sought-after skills at MeetFrank are those of software engineering, with full-stack, backend and frontend development making up the top 3. The most in-demand coding languages are currently JavaScript, HTML & CSS, React and SQL.

For sales & business development, Lithuanian companies have named English, sales management, business management, cold contacting and sales representation as the skills that they are expecting from the candidates the most, while Lithuanian language is also expected on some occasions.

Marketing & PR experts need to have good skills in content and product marketing and market strategizing.

System administration, DevOps and computer user support were the top 3 skills required from IT & sysadmin candidates.

 

The hottest employers in Lithuania

Lithuanian tech companies

Based on MeetFrank data, the hottest job providers in Lithuania are the UK’s first digital banking unicorn Revolut and the first local unicorn Vinted – a digital marketplace for second-hand clothing.

Telia, one of Scandinavia’s biggest telcos that also operates in the Baltics, is on the third spot, with Treatwell, an online spa & salon booking platform and the ride-hailing giant Uber following closeby.

Other local companies at the top are the conglomerate Modus Group, active in the construction of renewable energy and the car-sharing sector (Citybee), e-commerce assistant Oberlo, the state-run airport operator Lithuanian Airports, translation agency MB Galerita and the digital product development agency Telesoftas.

Also hiring with MeetFrank is the Lithuanian tech startup Deeper, designing cutting-edge smart devices and software for various outdoor activities.

Wrapping it up

Lithuania and its capital Vilnius are an exciting option for jobs or business activities to keep an eye on, as the country is hungry for international tech talent and has established itself firmly as a regional hub for fintech enterprise.

Although the average salary offers in Lithuania are still behind the European average as with the rest of Baltic countries, the low cost of living and the vibrant, startup-friendly atmosphere in the capital city Vilnius more than make up for it.


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