It’s no secret that the Finnish job market is quite solid, with a good mix of established high-tech companies and exciting startups.

However, we’ve noticed some interesting changes to the labor market of Finland in the recent weeks. To quote the poem “First lines of emails I’ve received while quarantining.”, in these uncertain times, as we navigate the new normal, the Finnish job market is now settling into the changed landscape. 🏞️

In this series of weekly reports, we’re going to keep you updated on what’s going on in the job market of Finland (as well as Estonia and Lithuania). 

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⭐️ Without further ado, let’s jump into the review of how the Finnish job market is doing this week.

Job market overview

📈 This week, there are 12% more job openings as compared to a month ago. With employers continuing to hire, this is a sign that the Finnish job market is faring quite well in the current crisis.

While the ease of hiring has gone down since the beginning of this year, we can see a slight trend of relief in April, as compared to March. See our data on the secret-sauce index for how easy it is to hire a person on the Finnish market in the monthly chart below.

Finland hiring

🏃‍♂️ Another healthy sign can be seen in the number of active job-seekers. In the Finnish job market, we can see about a 6% increase in the number of job-seekers as compared to a month ago.

Finland talent

Although all of the above makes it look like the global pandemic has had no impact on the labor market in Finland, then the data on salaries offers a rebuttal. The average expected and offered salaries have seen a noticeable decrease across specialties. 💸

Finland salaries

Weekly special chart: Active job offers in the last 8 weeks

Each week, we’ll highlight one chart with the most interesting and relevant current data. This week, we’re showing you how the numbers of active job offers have fluctuated over the past 8 weeks. 

As you can see, the data shows a slow but steady increase in the number of active openings, with the biggest increase happening in the last week. Any slowdown in March was small enough to be a statistical error. 

job openings in Finland

So, overall, this chart confirms that the Finnish job market is staying strong in the current storm. Let’s see whether this trend continues in the weeks to come.

Weekly highlight: Software Development

In every weekly job report, we review one field of work in more detail. We’ll be taking a look at how easy or difficult it is to hire, to find a job, and what are the average salaries like. This week, we’re zooming in on software development. 🕵️‍♀️

While March saw a slowdown in hiring in the Finnish software development field, then April is showing us signs of a bounce back to activity. The number of active openings has recovered to pre-crisis levels. 

software development openings in Finland

On the software development job-seekers side, there was a temporary steep drop in applications for a few weeks in March, but these have also recovered by now. At the same time, the job-seekers have steadily increased their usage of the MeetFrak app in the recent weeks, with a bigger jump in user sessions this week. 📈

So, why are the job-seekers more active on the app but not necessarily applying to jobs more? It could be that they’re just browsing to see what’s available, or they may be mustering up the courage to apply. Let’s see if it translates to more applications in the coming weeks.

Finland software development job seekers

Finding a job in software development in Finland has remained quite easy, so the job-seekers certainly should not hold back from applying now. 

finland software engineering

There’s a good variety of active job offers available for software developers in Finland. Here are some of the more recent ones, if you’d like to take a look.

💰The expeced and offered salaries in software development have remained quite stable. While there is a small downward trend for expectations and an upward trend for what’s offered, these changes are incremental compared to other specialties and countries. You can see the most recent data on this below.

Finland software development salaries

The most popular software development job offer in Finland in the past 30 days has been a Head of Developer Inspiration role at Appgyver with 32 people applying for an interview. 🏅

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