Shop assistants and IT professionals still the most sought-after professions in the job market

The data collated by the Infostud job site show that, in the first eight months in Serbia, the most sought after occupations were salespeople, IT experts and mechanical engineers, while hairdressers, chefs, bricklayers and carpenters are also becoming deficient occupations.

In the same period, there was a 17% increase in the number of job ads on the site – there were 32,402 jobs ads compared to 27,689 in the first eight months of 2018.

With the increase in the number of job vacancies, the number of candidates applying for vacancies also increased by almost 3%, to over 172,000.

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The job categories in which vacancies are most frequently advertised are commerce and sales, IT, mechanical engineering, administration and electrical engineering. The most sought after in the IT field are the JavaScript Developer, Java Developer, IT Help Desk / Support, NET Developer and PHP Developer.

The most sought after positions outside of the IT area are office clerks, accountants, drivers, warehouse staff and telephone operators.

In terms of vocational occupations, it is still difficult to find staff in the fields of beauty (hairdresser, beautician), catering (cook, butcher, baker), construction (ironsmith, bricklayer) and mechanics (carpenter, metalworker, carpenter).

According to the analysis, university graduates are still in demand because more than half of the total number of advertised jobs requires people with that level of education. On the other hand, only 11% of jobs required a master’s degree or doctoral degree, while 35% of jobs required only a three-year degree.

Once again, it has been estimated that there is a discrepancy between supply and demand.  Jobseekers are, in fact, mostly candidates with a university degree or a master’s degree compared to candidates with a high school diploma.

(, 08.10.2019)


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