Xing ranks top jobs and salaries in 2022

3 February 2023
Job portal identifies most sought-after professions, industries and business fields

The Hamburg-based Xing career network has identified the most sought-after professions, industries, business fields and salaries in an analysis through November 2022. Advertisements on Xing and ratings on its job evaluation portal, Kununu, gave insight into the salaries and industries with job vacancies.

Demand highest for software developers, electricians and students 

Software developers topped Xing's ranking and employees in full-time jobs can earn an average of EUR 56,100 gross, Kunuu found. Demand for electricians (EUR 39,000 gross) and for nurses (EUR 36,300 gross) was also high. Last year saw an above-average demand for students (EUR 21,400) and interns (EUR 16,600) and may indicate companies' need to save, according to Xing. Warehouse clerks, consultants, salespersons, accountants and production workers were also in demand. However, the most sought-after jobs in 2022 were not necessarily the best paid, the analysis found. 

Advertisements according to industries 

More than half of all job advertisements on Xing were in human resources, internet and IT, health and social services, consumer goods, retail and industry and engineering. PR and design, insurance, property, energy, water, environment,  arts, culture and sports were the least advertised. Production and crafts as well as IT and software development had the least job advertisements. Process planning and quality assurance and law had the fewest new employees. Germany's labour market is robust despite crises, Xing found, and by late 2022, had virtually decoupled itself from the general economic situation due to the ongoing shortage of labour.





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