Part of my job is to analyse the complete German jobmarket. I had a closer look at our capital Berlin and compared English job offers in Berlin with German language job offers in Berlin. The good news: Companies in Berlin offer more jobs in English than in the rest of Germany. The data is from August 2017.
The bad news: The number is still insignificant. Only 4.5% of the open positions in Berlin are advertised in English. And don’t be mistaken: A closer look at a good part of these job advertisings will reveal that the position “requires fluent German”. In total there are currently 2.745 English job offers in Berlin. You will find many of them here. (Compare this to Düsseldorf)
Across all of Germany only 3.5% of all job offers are in English.
The Top 10 “English” professions in demand in Berlin
01. Online Developer
02. Software Engineer
03. Product Manager
04. Customer Service Agent
05. Business Development Manager
06. Head of Marketing
07. Account Manager
08. Sales Manager
09. User Interface Designer
10. Online Marketing Manager
The Top 10 employers in Berlin who advertise jobs in English
04. Delivery Hero
10. Project A Ventures GmbH
Please note: “Advertise in English” does not neccessary mean, that they will hire in English as well. Past the “Top 10” there are 945 other organisations in Berlin who advertise jobs in English. That’s 5.2% of all employers in Berlin
Only 6% of English job offers in Berlin do not require a university degree. More than 13% demand a PhD. 32% of job offers ask at least for a Master degree. (Bachelor: 48%).
What to do with this info!
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Rachel Enright, InterNations GmbH
Source: Immigrant Spirit GmbH / Textkernel B.V., August 2017