English job offers are essential for expatriates. If you are an European Union citizen and you want to work in another member state: You need to be able to communicate. Often we don’t speak the local language from day one. We need time to get settled and learn the local language “on the job”. But despite the fact that English is the international language of business: The number of English jobs in EU members countries varies widely. I analysed our complete data today. I am proud to present:
The Top 19 EU member countries with the most English job offers.
Please note: For Germany we offer the highest quality of data, since we analyse the complete German job market. For 18 additional countries we have a good number of English job offers in these EU member countries. (Plus a lot of “non-EU” countries like Canada, the United States, Australia, Singapore and.. and… and…). For some EU member countries we don’t have English job offers. They are simply to small markets. So, here you go: The total number of English jobs in EU member countries! (Click on country name for results)
#01 United Kingdom
Let’s make this insight more meaningful for you. The total number of English jobs in each EU member country is one thing. To put it into perspective we should also look at the total population and the unemployment rate in each country. This way you get a feeling on how “welcoming” the labour market in each EU member countrymight be towards European professionals “on the move”.
Obviously the United Kingdom and Ireland have the highest number of English language job offers. But would you have expected the (relatively small) Netherlands to offer more jobs in English than Germany? 15% of all jobs in Amsterdam are English job offers. In Germany only 3% of all jobs are available in English. What can you learn from this fact for your own jobhunt strategy? (And what could German employers learn – who have bigger and bigger trouble finding skilled labour due to our aging population?)
A quick info about the sources: Unemployment rate in EU member countries is from October 2016. Population of EU member countries is from 2015. Both data are provided by Statista. For those of you who like to be thorough: Her is also the employment rate in each EU member country. Courtesy of Eurostat.