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Investment Bankers lead Growth in Advertised Jobs +15%

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Zurich, Wednesday, 21 March 2018. According to the Michael Page Swiss Job Index, demand for investment bankers grew by +15.0% (February 2018 - March 2018). This is the highest increase for this post-bonus period, since Swiss Job Index began in 2012.

Across Switzerland monthly growth was +1.6% with year-on-year growth at +24.9% (March 2017 – March 2018), ahead of the average growth over the last 3 years of +19.5%, for the same period. Advertised jobs in the German-speaking region, which accounts for 9 out of 10 advertised jobs, grew by +1.6%. Advertised jobs in the Swiss Romande grew by +1.3%.

Winning Job Categories

Monthly Growth
(Feb 2018 – March 2018)

Year-on-Year Growth
(March 2017 – March 2018)

  1. Investment Bankers



  1. Credit Specialists



  1. Management Administrators



  1. Auditors



  1. Planning & Logistics Specialists





The Lake Geneva region (GE, VD, VS) recorded the greatest regional monthly growth of +3.8%.



Monthly Growth

(Feb 2018 – March 2018)

Year-on-Year Growth
(March 2017 – March 2018)

Lake Geneva (GE, VD, VS)



North (AG, BL, BS)



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



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



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



Zurich (ZH)





“The demand for investment bankers, based on advertised job vacancies, is really the tip of the iceberg. Most of the top positions are not advertised, said Nicolai Mikkelsen, Director, Michael Page, “The growth in management support and controlling positions shows the continued focus on cost-minimisation”.


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 labour market and the most important monthly trends.

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