Swiss Skills Shortage Index 2021

Zurich, 25 November 2021 – The skills shortage has become more acute compared to last year because the number of job vacancies has increased and the unemployment rate has fallen. The easing of the skills shortage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 is barely noticeable at present. The shortage is particularly evident in engineering, IT and technical professions as well as medicine and pharmaceutics.




Top 5

  1. Engineering professions
  2. IT professions
  3. Technicians
  4. Medicine and pharmaceutics professions
  5. Trust business professions

The Covid-19 pandemic has sent shockwaves through the job market. The next few years will reveal exactly how much the market will change in the long term. However, the type of professions that have been hit particularly hard by the skills shortage has not really changed throughout the pandemic. As in previous years, engineering professions occupy top spot in the Skills Shortage Ranking. These professions have the greatest shortage of skilled workers. Marcel Keller gives his opinion on the current situation: "It will be exciting to see how the future develops here. If the regularly predicted supply bottlenecks occur more frequently, we expect that certain activities from different professions (e.g. engineering professions) will probably be put on hold, which could result in a temporary decrease in skills shortages". Study





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