Serbian labour market: Professions that are most in demand

In the first six months of 2017, there has been a growing demand by employers for jobs in production, services, administration and creative industries – the data compiled by the job site Infostud shows.

In the observed period, there were 7,851 job ads looking for these professions, which is 554 more than in the same period last year (approximately 8% hike). This tendency was noted in 2009 for the first time.

As Infostud says, there is a growing demand for professions relating to IT, mechanical and electrical engineering, services (tourism, HORECA), administration, bookkeeping, law, pharmacy, healthcare and creative industries (mainly design). The biggest jump is recorded in the IT sector, i.e. an increase by nearly six times.

Outside IT sector, and mechanical and electrical engineering, the jobs that are most in demand are car mechanics, chefs, butchers and hairdressers. Three years ago, these were sales reps, and last year drivers.

In terms of the level of education that is most in demand, there was a noticeable change in the period from 201 to 2016. Three years ago, 48% employers wanted prospective candidates to had graduated high school. In 2015, this percentage jumped to 52%, and last year, to 60%.

On the other hand, there is a noticeable drop in the job ads where employers are requiring prospective employers to have junior college or university education. In 2014, this stood at 36%, and in 2014 and 2015, it dropped to 24%. Among the job candidates who applied to ads last year, over half of them have a university degree, or a Master’s degree, or a junior college degree, while 40% of them completed high school education.

(Kamatica, 05.09.2017)



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