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Record Year-on-Year Growth for the IT Sector: +55.0%

 Zurich, Wednesday, 30 January 2018. According to the Michael Page Swiss Job Index, the number of advertised jobs remained high in January with a +0.6% monthly growth and year-on-year growth of +26.4% (January 2017 – January 2018). The IT sector led the growth in advertised jobs with a +7.5% growth between December 2017 and January 2018 and a +55.0% year-on-year growth.

Winning Job Categories

Monthly Growth
(Dec 2017 – Jan 2018)

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

  1. IT Specialists



  1. Insurance Specialists (especially non-life)



  1. Engineers



Within the IT category, demand for IT security specialists almost doubled between January 2017 and January 2018. Monthly growth (December 2017 – January 2018) was especially strong in advertised jobs for systems specialists.

Winning IT Jobs Categories

Monthly Growth
(Dec 2017 – Jan 2018)

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

  1. Software Specialists



  1. Programmers



  1. SAP Specialists



  1. IT Security Specialists



  1. Information Support Specialists



“The demand exceeds supply for specialists – especially in IT and engineering.  Candidates with specific industry knowledge, such as in banking, insurance, healthcare and the industrial sector, can expect to receive multiple offers providing they have a successful track record”, said Nicolai Mikkelsen/Charles Franier, Director, Michael Page.
The Mid region (BE, FR, JU, NE, SO) recorded the greatest growth with +7.4% and +48.6% monthly and year-on-year respectively.


Monthly Growth

(Dec 2017 - Jan 2018)

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

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



Lake Geneva (GE, VD, VS)



Zurich (ZH)



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



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



North (AG, BL, BS)




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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