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The jobs in Spain that will be most in demand in 2023

If you're thinking of coming to work in Spain or you're already here and are looking for a new job or career change, here are the jobs that will be in demand in 2023.

The jobs in Spain that will be most in demand in 2023
The jobs in Spain that will be in demand in 2023. Photo: Ronald Carreño / Pixabay

The new year is a time when many start thinking about getting a job, possibly changing careers or making plans for a future move

According to the Spanish site El Economista, 2023 isn’t looking like it’s going to be a great year for employment in general, due to the current economic situation around the world and the fact that big tech companies in the US have already started to lay off some of their employees. 

Despite this, there has been an upward growth trend in certain careers and positions in some industries, and the professional business network, LinkedIn has listed 25 jobs that it believes will be in demand in Spain in 2023. 

These are the jobs that have grown the most in the last five years and are expected to be big in 2023.

This list can provide you with insight into which industries you can find long-term opportunities in, as well as helping you to identify the most in-demand skills and availability of positions. 

According to LinkedIn, out of this list, the ones involved in the cybersecurity, sales, logistics, financial and sustainability sectors are the ones with the most professional opportunities heading into 2023.

While many of these jobs may require you to speak Spanish, there are many international companies in Spain, particularly in the big cities of Madrid and Barcelona where it may not be necessary. 

READ ALSO – Not just English teaching: The jobs you can do in Spain without speaking Spanish

Sales Specialist
Sales specialists help to improve sales and overall business growth, they are in charge of developing and implementing sales strategy, new client development and the retention of clients or members, among other tasks. 

Account Executive
Account executives can work in many different industries, but are primarily responsible for helping businesses to grow by finding leads and closing sales deals with new or existing clients. 

Cybersecurity Analyst and Cybersecurity Engineer
Cybersecurity analysts work in defending a company against cybercrime. They help protect computer networks, both hardware and software from cyber attacks and unauthorised access. Cybersecurity engineers help create software that protects against cyber attacks.  

Growth Manager
A growth manager is in charge of increasing business revenue and is involved with attracting new customers or clients. 

Sustainability Consultant
Sustainability consultants are becoming more and more important as the world tries to assess its relationship with the planet and become greener. It’s their job to help businesses become more environmentally responsible. 

Business Development Manager
Business development managers are tasked with driving business growth within a company and are very similar to growth managers. 

Logistics Expert
A logistics expert is someone who handles the warehouse and shipping operations for a company.

Customer Relations Manager
Relatively self-explanatory, customer relations managers are in charge of client retention and making sure that clients stay happy by solving their issues. 

Site Reliability Engineer
A professional who aims to create a link between development and IT operations.

Artificial Intelligence Engineer
A job that is going to become more important in the future, an AI engineer is an IT expert who develops software and products that are capable of carrying out artificial intelligence. 

Solutions Engineer
In this role, you’ll work alongside a salesperson to discover a customer’s business challenges and help them create solutions. 

Cloud Systems Engineer
Become a cloud systems engineer and you’ll be developing and implementing new cloud services as well establishing a secure cloud network. 

Data Engineer
Data engineers are in charge of designing, maintaining, and optimising data, so that it can be collated and transformed into manageable information.

Investment Banking Analyst
An entry-level job in the world of finance, investment banking analysts provide support to associates and investment bankers. 

Head of Clinical Trials
Spain has been conducting its own clinical trials during the pandemic and even created its own Covid-19 vaccine. The head of clinical trials is the person who manages all the necessary tests involved. 

Supply Chain Expert
The supply chain expert is responsible for coordinating shipments and works to improve supply chain processes at a company or organisation.

Software Engineering Consultants
Software engineer consultants are typically hired by companies to advise and help design software that solves business problems. They are usually senior-level positions. 

Director of Engineering
The director of engineering must lead the engineering department of a company and is in charge of hiring, project management, and budgets. 

Back-end Developer
Back-end developers are coders who work on the content management creation systems behind the running of a website. 

User Experience Researcher
UX researchers work with UX designers and user interface designers to help advise on the design and usability of websites and apps. 

DevOps Engineer
A DevOps engineer introduces processes throughout the development of a piece of software from coding right through to the finished product.   

Delivery Manager
A senior position, a delivery manager is accountable for the performance of the team and must keep them all on track. 

Platform Engineer
Platform engineers are responsible for designing and building workflows that enable self-service capabilities for software.

Social Media Marketing Manager
A popular job in recent years, a social media marketing manager aims to improve a company’s brand by interacting with customers on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

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Spain to raise minimum wage by 8 percent

Spain's government unveiled Tuesday an 8.0 percent rise in the minimum wage, despite the opposition of employer groups, in a context of high inflation and a key election year.

Spain to raise minimum wage by 8 percent

The announcement by Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez comes just months before municipal polls in various regions and a general election which is due by the year’s end.

“We’re going to approve a new 8.0 percent increase in the minimum wage to reach €1,080” gross across 14 months, Sánchez told the Senate upper house of parliament.

Spain traditionally makes salary payments in 14 monthly payments per year, with the extra paychecks typically paid in July and December.

“We are respecting our commitment” to raise the minimum wage “to 60 percent of the average Spanish salary,” he said.

Split across 12 months, that would equate to a gross payment of €1,260.

Although the unions had been pushing for €1,100 over 14 months, they hailed the announcement.

“There will be some 2.5 million beneficiaries and it will have a greater impact on women, young people, those with temporary contracts or working in agriculture or the service sectors,” tweeted CCOO union boss Unai Sordo.

Talks on raising the minimum wage were boycotted by employers groups on grounds their concerns were not being taken into account.

“Let them just give us the figure and get it over with,” grumbled Antonio Garamendi, head of the CEOE business lobby in remarks to reporters.

The new increase in the minimum wage comes against a backdrop of high inflation, even though price hikes have slowed significantly in recent months.

Inflation stood at 5.8 percent in January, after peaking at 10.8 percent in July, the highest level in 38 years.

The announcement comes ahead of a busy electoral year for Spain with various municipal polls in May and a general election by the year’s end, although no date has yet been set.

Sánchez was quick to flag his government’s efforts to raise the minimum wage since taking office in 2018.

“We have raised it by 36 percent, that’s to say from €735 when we entered government to €1,000 gross over 14 months, and always in the face of staunch opposition from the neo-liberals,” he said.