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July has brought lots of news to Estonia. Where to start? The country has partially re-opened borders with certain countries—attention please, if you are planning to start a career in Estonia! 🤩 

Given that TransferWise is now valued at $5 billion by private investors, this country’s the hotbed of unicorns. 🦄

The long-awaited Digital Nomad Visa applications also started on August 1. If you are a remote worker, have a look at the remote opportunities in our blog post. 🖥

In this article, we’ll delve into the the job market overview and discuss the average salaries, job openings, and more. 🎆

Actively looking for a job? If so, you’ll enjoy the section on the top 10 companies with the most openings

By having a look at the top 6 specialties with the most applications in July, you can also have a better understanding of which areas have been standing out in the Estonian job market lately.

If ready, let’s dive into the ocean of stats! 🏊


Job Market Overview

Let’s start with good news! The first week of August saw a long-awaited increase in the number of job openings. 

active job openings in Estonia in August

The number of job applications seem to have doubled up! Lately, the data for openings and applications are going hand in hand in Estonia.

job applications in Estonia in August

So, how has market competitiveness changed when compared to July? In our previous article, we had shared that the Estonian job market was challenging. Well, it seems August doesn’t have anything different to bring for now.  competitiveness in Estonia in August

While Data & Analytics professionals will find it easier to find a role, software engineers may be surprised by the fact that it has become a tad difficult even for them to find a job nowadays. 🤷

Why is it like that? It may be that the slow economic recovery combined with the summer sun is making it a bit challenging for job seekers to find their dream job. 🌞

Wondering how the situation is in the average salary world?

average salaries in Estonia in August
Recently, there has been a growing disparity between the average offered and expected salaries in the Estonian job market. 🤔

💰 Companies are ready to pay more for the best talent and apparently, job seekers are keeping their expectations much lower. 

Now, let’s head to the next section and see which industries were popular in July. 🏆


Top 6 specialties with the most applications in July

Which industries did job seekers prefer last month?

top specialties with most applications in Estonia

Software Engineering, Sales & Business Development, and Marketing & PR & Media make up the top 3 of the top specialties with the most applications list. 

Remember from the previous section that it’s been challenging for software engineers to find a job lately? The more applications Software Engineering attracts, the more challenging it becomes for job seekers to find ‘the’ job.

It’s a no brainer that Estonia attracts lots of bright software engineers, as the country is a world leader for IT skills.

So, which industry couldn’t make it to the list this time? The answer is (Tech) Project Management which ranked in 7th place.

With that being said, we should also add that there was a slight difference between the number of applications for IT & Sysadmin and (Tech) Project Management.


Top 10 companies with the most replies to applicants in July

We all know how frustrating it is when you apply for a job and then wait for a response for months. Thankfully, some companies are very diligent from the beginning to the very end of the process, even when they reject a job candidate.

Let’s meet the kindest companies in the Estonian job market. 

companies with the most openings in Estonia

The Oscar goes to Parim, a leading professional staff management solution used by more than 100,000+ users every day. 🏆 So, if you have ever applied for one of their openings, the chances are you received a response. 

The 2nd kindest company is Bolt, a ride-hailing service provider and the 3rd fastest-growing company in Europe. Can we say that strong human relations go hand in hand with success? In their case, we definitely can! 👏

Kühne + Nagel Estonia, a leading transportation and logistics company, celebrates 3rd place. If you are looking for an opportunity in this industry, Kühne + Nagel Estonia might be your dream company. 💭

👉The rest of the list goes like this: MindTitan, Paxful, MeetFrank (yay!), 99Math OÜ, Glia, Scoro Software OÜ, and Singleton

The champion industries are Software Development, SaaS, Finance, and Recruitment

So, do the results align with the number of job openings in July?


Companies with the most openings in July

Which companies offered the most opportunities for job seekers in the month of July? Here is the answer. 👇

top 10 Estonian companies with the most openings

👉 Bolt has acquired the title of “the most active company when it comes to the number of job openings” in July. 

If you’re looking for a role from Marketing to Development, download the MeetFrank app and have a look at their openings today. 🤓

👉 Kühne + Nagel Estonia and Nortal are in joint 2nd place with exactly the same number of openings. Nortal is a multinational strategic change and technology company headquartered in Tallinn, Estonia, with operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

So, if you’re a fan of corporate companies, now you know where to look for your dream role.

The whole list tells us that the most active industries so far have been Finance, Software, and Ride-hailing

Are you actively looking for a job? If yes, check the job openings at these companies as there are lots of opportunities waiting for you. 💪


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