Just How Much Do Swedish Companies Need IT Specialists?
Back in 2017, IT&Telekomföretagen predicted that Sweden would be short of 70,000 IT specialists to cover the demand. COVID-19 certainly threw many predictions out of the window, but businesses indeed struggle to close their tech vacancies. Let’s see how much.
Project Management is probably the easiest IT job to get into without specific tech knowledge. Most of the managerial and people skills can be acquired in other industries, and IT recruiters recognize that. On the other hand, project management is such a universal job that it is difficult to exclude non-IT vacancies from the query.
Still, looking up Project Management on LinkedIn with Computer Software, Information Technology and Services, Internet, Marketing and Advertising, and Computer Games gives us 633 job postings. Projektledare results in 734 more vacancies.
Another specialization with a relatively quick start for Juniors, although you need specialized knowledge and skills to get started. Wшthout any industry filters, Front-End Developer has 533 job postings, while Front-end Utvecklare is at 494. Just like with PM, there seems to be little overlap between the vacancies with English and Swedish job titles.
- Python Developer - 269 jobs
- Python Utvecklare - 176 jobs
- Python Tester - 40 jobs*
- Python Testare - 72 jobs*
*Python is not a prominent tool for automated testing
Python is also a great Data Science tool. Here, our queries will not be limited to Python only. It is pretty difficult to imagine a workplace that would reject a great analytical mind just because the candidate uses Python instead of R.
- Data Scientist - 527 jobs
- Data Analyst - 286 jobs
- Data Engineer - 1,008 jobs
For continuity reasons, it is now common to have the same specialist both create user experience and design the interface for it. As a result, a significant overlap is expected between individual UI or UX Design postings and combined UI/UX job openings.
- UI Designer - 238 jobs
- UX Designer - 282 jobs
- UX/UI Designer - 183 jobs
- UI/UX Designer - 77 jobs
- Web Designer - 120 jobs
If 9-to-5 jobs are not your idea of fun, check out our article on securing freelance gigs. Should the research show your skills are not quite matching what the market needs, feel free to consult the up-to-date list of Beetroot Academy courses.