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With the latest decisions on loosening of the restrictions, Finland is slowly and cautiously getting back to the ‘normal’ track. We hope that it will be manifested in the Finnish job market as more job openings and higher salaries in the upcoming weeks. 🎆
In the past 2 weeks, there was a notable decrease in the number of job openings in Finland.
If you haven’t read last week’s report and want to fill in the blanks before diving into the new stats, have a look at our previous report. 🔎
In addition to the weekly stats, you can see the job openings across top specialties globally and in Finland. 🗺
Ready? Let’s dig into the Finnish job market and see if the turbulence is still ongoing! 🎢
Job Market Overview
In last week’s report, we had shared that the number of active job openings is down by 10.5%.
The downward trend continues this week as well. This week saw a 11.2% decrease in the number of job openings. On the other hand, the number of job applications increased by approximately 12%.
In the past week, there has been a small decrease in the number of active job seekers along with a slight increase in the amount of talent. Compared to Estonia and Lithuania, less people have been actively looking for a job in Finland.The market competitiveness remained at a similar level though with a slight drop from 3.9 to 3.5. The good news is, finding a job in Finland is still at the ‘OK’ level. ✅
If your background is Finance, Finland is ‘the’ place for you! According to our data, it is easy to find a job in the Finance sector. 😊
While the offered and expected salaries have been going in opposite directions, the disparity has started to diminish. Since April, job seekers and employees have been getting ready to meet halfway. 💸
Weekly special chart: Expected vs offered salaries across top specialties
Wondering how the expected and offered salaries differ across specialties globally and in Finland? Well then, today is your lucky day. 🍀
Looking at the chart below, we see that half of these industries are offering higher salaries than expected in the Finnish job market.
Enjoy our main takeaways from the charts!
✅The biggest difference between expected and offered salaries can be seen in the Sales & Business Development industry in the Finnish job market. The numbers tell us that job seekers and companies need to reevaluate what they have in mind. 💭
✅Similar to the situation in Estonia and Lithuania, offered salaries are higher than expected salaries for software engineers.
✅The trend for lower salaries in the Marketing & PR & Media industry continues in Finland as well.
Let’s have a look at the global stats for the same industries:
👉The offered salaries for software engineers and data analysts in Finland beats the global average. Go Finland! And go to Finland, software engineers and data people! 🤓
👉The average offered and expected salaries in Finland are higher than in the global stats.
Weekly highlight: Customer Support
This week, we’ll zoom in on the Customer Support industry in the Finnish job market.
In the past 9 months, the number of job openings has increased slowly, reaching a peak in April. As of May 27, there are more openings compared to previous months. We’ll see if May can break April’s record. 🏅
On the other hand, job seekers have taken a different track over the past 9 months. We saw the number of job applications peak in March whereas we saw the lowest number in February. When we compare the two charts, we see that the number of applications fluctuated more than that of job openings in the last 9 months.
Given the amount of talent, the percentage of active job seekers in Customer Support in Finland is approximately 15%, relatively high compared to the other industries. There are currently 45 companies open to hiring talent in Customer Support, which is lower than in other industries. On the other hand, one of the effects of the coronavirus crisis is that some sectors gained popularity while others have lost out. Thankfully, Customer Support is in the former group. 🙏
The graph below shows that it is easy to find a job in a Customer Support role in Finland and that there’s a strong demand for candidates.
However, this isn’t reflected in the salaries. Offered salaries remain lower than expected salaries in the Finnish job market.
If you’re looking for a Customer Support role in Finland, here are the latest openings which are welcoming new talent:
- Virta Ltd is looking for a Customer Support Specialist
- React & Share is looking for a Technical Account Manager
- AAA-Palvelut was looking for a Sales Negotiator
- Visma is looking for a Financial Administration and Payroll Experts (Helsinki)
- Superior Sales was looking for a Customer Manager
The most in demand skills in the Finnish job market are similar to those of Estonia. English and customer service & support top the list of must-have skills for the candidates going for Customer Support roles.
Now that we have relatively more time in these quarantine days, it may be the perfect time to build these skills. 💡
🏅As the last word, the most popular job opening in Marketing & PR & Media is the ‘Financial Administration and Payroll Expert’ at Visma!
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