Part of my job is to analyse the complete German jobmarket. I had a closer look at our home town Düsseldorf and compared English job offers in Düsseldorf with German language job offers in Düsseldorf. The good news: Companies in Düsseldorf offer more jobs in English than in the rest of Germany. The data is from August 2017.
The bad news: The number is still insignificant. Only 4.5% of the 10.655 open positions in Düsseldorf are advertised in English. And don’t be mistaken: A closer look at a good part of these job advertisings will reveal that the position “requires fluent German”. In total there are currently 482 English job offers in Düsseldorf. You will find many of them here. (Compare this to Berlin.)
Across all of Germany only 3.5% of all job offers are in English.
The Top 10 “English” professions in demand in Düsseldorf
01. Software Developer
02. Risk Manager
03. Project Leader
04. Account Manager
05. Sales Manager
06. Data Scientist
07. SAP Consultant
08. Business Adviser
09. Customer Service Agent
The Top 10 employers in Düsseldorf who advertise jobs in English
03. Gea Group AG
07. C&A Buying GmbH & Co KG
10. C&A Retail GmbH
Please note: “Advertise in English” does not neccessary mean, that they will hire in English as well. Past the “Top 10” there are 197 other organisations in Düsseldorf who advertise jobs in English. That’s 5.9% of all employers in Düsseldorf.
Only 8% of English job offers in Düsseldorf do not require a university degree. More than 17% demand a PhD. 40% of job offers ask at least for a Master degree. (Bachelor: 34%).
What to do with this info!
More than 10.000 foreigners move to Düsseldorf every single year, according to the city administration. They compete for less than 500 English job offers in our city.
“I actually attended one of your webinars back in 2016 when I was starting the job hunt, I took many notes and thankfully found a job here at InterNations.”
Rachel Enright, InterNations GmbH
Source: Immigrant Spirit GmbH / Textkernel B.V., August 2017