It has been a slow period for funding but regardless, hiring remains steady. That’s according to new research from CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the technology industry and workforce.
Its latest European Tech Hiring Trends report looked at 11 markets (Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, and Spain) and found that job postings for technology positions across these countries added up to more than 950,000 in the last quarter of 2022.
Leading jobs in demand include software developers, programmers and web; systems analysts and cybersecurity; IT support specialists and technicians; and network and systems administration and technicians.
“Skilled tech workers are very much in high demand across the continent, creating new employment opportunities for people who are looking to enter the technology workforce for the first time and for those who are seeking new challenges,” says Graham Hunter, executive vice president, global sales at CompTIA.
“This report also shows how critical professional certification programs are to the tech industry and companies in a wide variety of industries.”
When it comes to what European workers want from their employers, the data is interesting there too. Generally speaking, those within the EU already enjoy good government benefits. For example, Sweden, France and Denmark all offer 25 working days a year as minimum, which is the highest entitlement across the bloc.
Research from Glassdoor also shows that Denmark is the ‘best’ place in Europe to be unemployed. Workers here get 90% of their previous earnings––for up to 104 weeks.
Because social protection nets are in place for European workers, that leans into workers’ wanting different employer benefits.
In fact, a survey of more than 58,000 employees across Europe found that overwhelmingly, it is financial benefits that workers want. Pension benefits and leave and working hours benefits are also up there as desirable.
By comparison, in the US, it is employer-covered health care that comes out on top, with 67% of employees and 68% of employers saying this is the most important benefit.
If you’re feeling happy enough with the statutory benefits in the country you live in, but feel like your employer needs to step up, then a job move could be on the cards.
The Tech EU Job Board is a great place to begin your search. Discover three companies offering great benefits below.
IT System Administrator For DATEV Applications (f/m/d), Ernst & Young GmbH, Düsseldorf
EY offers a host of employee benefits which include development and support, working abroad, and overtime. Its Mobility4U programme offers a variety of short, medium, and long-term assignments abroad for intensive exchange across national borders; flexible working hours and models are available; you can work remotely in other European countries for a certain period of time, and you can use your accumulated overtime in the current financial year as compensatory time off. If that sounds good, then EY is hiring for an IT System Administrator For DATEV Applications––get all the info on the role here.
DevOps Server Administrator (w/m/d), Bird Home Automation GmbH, Berlin
Flexible working hours, an employer-funded pension, an employee discount, and additional vacation days are on offer at Bird Home Automation. Other perks include a company bike, regular team events, a roof terrace, plus unlimited drinks and fruit at work. If that appeals, then this DevOps Server Administrator role in Berlin could be a fit. You will need several years of experience in administration of Linux servers, you enjoy working on-site in a team, are proficient in Shell/Bash scripting, and have an independent working style. Apply right now.
Java Software Developer (m/w/d), BTC Embedded Systems AG, Oldenburg
BTC Embedded Systems AG offers profit sharing, with annual bonus payments of up to 10% to all employees, a company pension scheme, flexibility, bike leasing, and free parking. Additionally, there is no dress code. As a Java Software Developer, you’ll be part of an agile team and, together with colleagues and our partners, you develop and test a content management system for editing, managing, and testing development artifacts for vehicle functions, driver assistance systems, and autonomous driving algorithms. Get all the information here.
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