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The figures show the development of the number of open job positions (vacancies) in creative occupations in Switzerland.

In the 1st quarter of 2023 (reporting date: 15.02.2023), around 18,300 open jobs in creative occupations in Switzerland were advertised on the websites of companies and recruitment agencies. This corresponds to 7.0% of all advertised jobs.

Data: x28 AG, Jobradar. Analysis & Viz: Zurich Centre for Creative Economies (ZCCE) at ZHdK

The Jobradar for Creative Occupations is a cooperation between the Zurich Centre for Creative Economies (ZCCE) and the private company x28 AG.


Based on the classification for creative occupations according to UK’s DCMS and innovation foundation Nesta, x28 AG provides us a specific jobradar for the creative economies.

The x28-Webspider searches all relevant websites for vacancies several times a day. On the 15th of each mid-quarter month (i.e. 15th February, 15th May, 15th August, 15th November) all spidered job advertisements are analysed and evaluated. Based on a powerful knowledge base (so-called ontology), it is guaranteed that the results are of high quality, i.e. more objective, reliable and valid.

The regional distribution of the published job advertisements is evaluated cantonally. In this respect, the place of work mentioned in the advertisement or – if not explicitly mentioned – the company headquarters is used as a relevant criterion.

The sectoral distribution of the published job advertisements is evaluated by industry. In this respect, each individual company is assigned to the NOGA industry code. Multiple assignments are possible, especially for large companies.

Roman Page

Roman Page

Research Fellow & Data Analyst, Zurich Centre for Creative Economies (ZCCE) at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)

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