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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.

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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

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