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18.9% Year-on-Year Growth in Advertised Job

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Zurich, Wednesday, 24 April 2019. According to the Michael Page Swiss Job Index, advertised jobs showed a yearly growth of +18.9% across Switzerland (April 2018 – April 2019). Monthly growth (March – April 2019) in advertised jobs remained steady at 0.1%. The Swiss Romande led the way with a monthly growth of +8.1%. The German, speaking region, which accounts for 9 out of 10 advertised jobs, declined by -1.1% in the same period.

Demand was especially strong for Logistics and Inventory Planners (+13.9%), banking specialists (12.2%) and analysts (+9.7%). Export and IT Security specialists, also experienced strong demand with +7.5% and 7.0% respective monthly growth.


Winning Job Categories

Monthly Growth
(March 2019 – April 2019)

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

  1. Logistics & Inventory Planners



  1. Banking Specialists (especially private banking)



  1. Analysts



  1. Export Specialists



  1. IT Security Specialists




“We continue to see strong demand for qualified candidates across all key sectors, with top candidates receiving multiple offers”, said Nicolai Mikkelsen, Executive Director, Michael Page,

The Lake Geneva region showed the highest monthly regional growth (+9.0%). All regions, with the exception of Canton Zurich, recorded double-digit year-on-year growth.


Monthly Growth
(March 2019 – April 2019)

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

Lake Geneva (GE, VD, VS)



Zurich (ZH)



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



North (AG, BL, BS)



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



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




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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