Swiss labor market data now available in Jobfeed
Textkernel’s labor market analytics tool Jobfeed is now available for the Swiss job market. Being a multilingual country with higher salaries than other markets and a record-low unemployment rate, Switzerland is a very special labor market to analyze. We have done a deep dive into our data to introduce you to the Swiss job market statistics.
Jobfeed crawls over 1.000 Swiss websites and provides historic data from 130.000 organizations. The tool shows a total number of 270.000 open vacancies in Switzerland with 1,4 open vacancies per jobseeker. This record level of staff shortage is starting to threaten the country’s prosperity according to Swiss media sources. The situation is likely to change for the worse as a huge number of employees is going to retire in the next few years, leaving Switzerland with a lack of 1.2 million workers by 2035.
The Swiss job market in a nutshell
Let’s go for a quick data dive and discover some characteristics of the Swiss labor market that Jobfeed delivers to you with just a few clicks in a personalized and automated way.
Who is posting jobs in Switzerland?
Jobfeed enables you to differentiate Direct Employers from Staffing organizations which makes it the perfect tool for recruiters trying to generate new business opportunities online. In Switzerland, roughly 34% of the vacancies are published by Staffing Agencies. Compared to other European markets, this percentage for job ads posted by Staffing Agencies is relatively low (roughly 50/50 in Germany or France).
Which positions are most in demand?
Nurses are by far the most needed profession in Switzerland representing over 2% of the Swiss vacancies. If we add the Nursing assistants to this (ranking third) the percentage is even higher with 3.4%. This is a huge issue for the Swiss labor market and the shortage of caregiving professionals might even increase in the following years. Three IT professions (Software Engineers, System Engineers or SAP Consultants) are amongst the Top 10 most needed professions, too.
Identifying skill trends in Switzerland
Jobfeed covers all the skills that are requested online and makes them analyzable in a user friendly way. With this, you can easily identify skill trends and roles that are in high demand and adapt promptly to market changes. Let’s take a look at the required soft skills for the much needed profession Nurse and compare it with the French and German labor market. It is interesting to see that job ads in Switzerland make less mention of team work or interpersonal skills, but rather highlight the management of stress and adaptability skills.
Regarding professional skills, Swiss job ads tend to highlight lots of different key areas. Skills like “Multidisciplinary Approach”, “Long-Term Care”, “Nursing” and “Medical Records” are all at roughly 20%. Job descriptions in Germany and France seem to be more general with the very broad skill “Nursing” being by far the most important.
Jobfeed Switzerland provides realtime market insights which enable you to identify growth opportunities, differentiate from competition and dramatically save time and effort. We power you with excellent market expertise, competitor intel and visibility in rapidly changing trends. So in a few clicks you can:;
- Identify new customers for your staffing services
- React to skill trends and high demand roles
- Keep track of competition
- Build stronger customer relations
- Identify gaps in your market share
and much more…
Check out the new Jobfeed for Switzerland now!