In 2019, the most demanded specialists with secondary vocational education will be programmers (primarily Java developers), sales and finance experts, engineers and machine builders, and all technical specialists in general, as well as pharmacists and specialists in the natural sciences.
Companies are also experiencing a shortage of personnel with secondary vocational education, namely cooks, waiters, operators of CNC machines, locksmiths, welders, logisticians, forklift truck drivers, and production workers.
The largest contribution to economic growth in the past year was made by the companies operating in pharmaceutics, automotive industry, tourism and logistics. According to forecasts, in 2019, logistics companies will actively expand their staff thanks to numerous investments in 2018. Experts in logistics, forklift truck drivers and crane drivers can count on higher salaries.
Positive trends in construction industry will continue as well. In the last quarter of 2018, there was a slight decline in the automotive industry. Taking into account the direction of the economy development, specialists in social sciences have unpretentious prospects. They occupy lower level positions that do not correspond to their plans, taking into account the level of qualifications. To ensure their career growth, they must receive a new degree, such as digital marketing experts for example, who are in high demand this year.
It is worth noting that, according to the Statistics Service, as of October 2018, the average salary in the country amounted to 1,086.8 euro net, which is 2.9% higher than in the same period of 2017.