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15.1% Year-on-Year Growth in Advertised Jobs

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Zurich, Wednesday, 22 May 2019. According to the Michael Page Swiss Job Index, advertised jobs showed a yearly growth of +15.1% across Switzerland (May 2018 – May 2019). Monthly growth (April– May 2019) in advertised jobs declined by -1.0%. The German speaking region, which accounts for 9 out of 10 advertised jobs, experienced a monthly decline in advertised jobs of -1.1%. The level of advertised jobs in Swiss Romande declined by -0.3% between April and May. Year-on-year growth in both regions increased; with Zurich showing a growth of +13.4% (May 2018 – May 2019) and Geneva experiencing a + 24.6% growth over the same period.

Insurance roles showed the highest monthly growth followed by specialisations in health and life sciences, private banking, IT support, as well as transport and logistics.


Winning Job Categories

Monthly Growth
(March 2019 – April 2019)

Year-on-Year Growth
(April 2018 – April 2019)

  1. Insurance Specialists



  1. Healthcare & Life Sciences Specialists



  1. Private Banking Specialists 



  1. IT Support Specialists 



  1. Transport & Logistics Specialists



“We see strong demand for specialists in the health and life sciences sector including chemists and other scientists. The demand for insurance specialists is seasonally driven as is the post-bonus season in private banking”, said Nicolai Mikkelsen, Executive Director, Michael Page,
The Mid-Region (BE, FR, JU, NE, SO) was the only region to show a positive monthly growth (+2.5%).  


Monthly Growth
(March 2019 – April 2019)

Year-on-Year Growth
(April 2018 – April 2019)

Mid (BE, FR, JU, NE, SO)



Lake Geneva (GE, VD, VS)



North (AG, BL, BS)



East (AI, AR, GL, GR, SG, SH, TG)



Central (LU, NW, OW, SZ, UR, ZG)



Zurich (ZH)




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 141 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 labour market and the most important monthly trends.

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