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Michael Page Swiss Job Index June 2017 - Massive growth in Advertised Logistics and IT Jobs

Zurich, 22 June 2017. According to the Michael Page Swiss Job Index, the number of jobs advertised throughout Switzerland grew by +14.2% year-on-year (June 2016 - June 2017) and +1.2% between May and June 2017. This continues the unbroken positive growth trend in advertised job vacancies since January 2017.
The increase in advertised jobs was led by the transport, logistics and supply chain industry with year-on-year growth of up to +33.6% and monthly growth of +9.2%, depending on the type of job. The IT sector continued to boom, especially for systems specialists. Advertised jobs for systems specialists grew by +52.8% growth (YOY) and +6.6% between May and June 2017.


Top Job Categories


Winning Job Categories Monthly Growth
(May – June 2017)
Year-to-Date Growth
(June 2016 – June 2017)
1. Transport and Logistics Specialists +9.2 +33.6%
2. Inventory Planners +7.0% +31.5%
3. IT (systems specialists) +6.6% +52.8%
4. Export Specialists +6.4% +23.4%
5. Purchasing Specialists +5.8% +11.2%


“The strong demand for logistics specialists is driven by both the increase in exports as well as the demand for customers to shop across all channels – online, instore with scanning and traditional checkout options. This has made supply chain jobs more important and increased the demand for ERP systems specialists to ensure closer integration between sales, planning, manufacturing and delivery. In addition, companies are increasingly consolidating their supply chain and logistics hubs in Switzerland, due to its recognised leadership in this field as well as the ability to locally source well qualified and experienced candidates.” said Nicolai Mikkelsen, Director, Michael Page.


The German speaking region grew by +1.6% compared with the Swiss Romande (-1.0%). The Mid-region showed the highest monthly growth in advertised jobs (+3.1%) compared with the Lake Geneva region which posted a decline in advertised jobs (-2.3%).


Regions Monthly Growth
(May – June 2017)
Year-to-Year Growth
(June 2016 – June 2017)
Mid (BE, FR, JU, NE, SO) +3.1% +24.5%
East (AI, AR, GL, GR, SG, SH, TG) +1.9% +21.0%
North (AG, BL, BS) +1.8% +18.9%
Zurich (ZH) +0.9% +25.7%
Central (LU, NW, OW, SZ, UR, ZG) +0.5% +12.8%
Lake Geneva (GE, VD, VS) -2.3% +24.7%


Michael Page


Michael Page is a leading brand of the PageGroup, one of the world's pre-eminent professional recruitment consultancies. Listed on the London Stock Exchange (“PAGE”), PageGroup was established in Switzerland in 2001. The Michael Page team works closely with its clients to identify and place the best candidates for management positions. It also collaborates with PageGroup’s other operational brands to ensure that all client needs are met. This includes Page Personnel (graduates and first level specialists), and Page Executive (senior and executive management). Page Group has more than 152 offices worldwide including three Swiss offices in Zurich, Geneva and Lausanne.


Michael Page Swiss Job Index


The Michael Page Swiss Job Index measures the number of advertised vacancies on company sites throughout Switzerland. Introduced in January 2012, the Swiss Job Index provides a unique, comprehensive overview of the Swiss labor market and the most important monthly trends.


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