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Foreign languages ​​have a place of honor in France

Recruiters seeking candidates with knowledge of Japanese offer the most advantageous remuneration and the majority of positions to be filled concerns English, German and Spanish.

The job posting platform Adzuna.fr has just published a ranking of foreign languages ​​giving access to the highest salaries.

Adzuna is a search engine for job offers on the internet. The site brings together in a single place more than 850,000 ads, from more than 300 partner sites, generalists (Cadremploi, Monster, etc.) or specialized (LesJeudis.com, Emploi-Environnement.com, etc.).

Thanks to its powerful search tool, users can easily find the offers that best meet their criteria. To help them develop their career plans, Adzuna also provides them with accurate statistics on the job market and its developments. In the United Kingdom, Adzuna data is used by the government to track economic growth in real time.

Launched in France in 2013, Adzuna was founded in 2011 by Andrew Hunter and Doug Monro (formerly eBay, Gumtree, Qype and Zoopla). The start-up is supported by venture capitalists such as Passion Capital, The Accelerator Group and Index Ventures. Adzuna is also present in the United Kingdom, Germany, Singapore, Italy, Poland, the United States, Austria, the Netherlands, Australia, Canada, Brazil, South Africa, Russia , in India and New Zealand.

The international job search engine Adzuna.fr has just published a study conducted on the basis of 850,000 job offers, present on its site last September, which reveals the best paid foreign languages ​​in France, in France. 2018. Attention, however: the mastery of a foreign language is not a prerequisite for all trades, the wages listed therefore apply only for the professions that impose it, such as tourism and trade.

The first place on the podium is awarded to the Japanese, followed by English in second place and Russians in third place.

– Job offers that require knowledge of the Japanese language, levant propose on average a gross annual salary of 43,928 euros. Bottom: the offers are limited: the search engine has identified 350. The knowledge of Japanese is mainly desired in the sectors of international trade, tourism and education.
– The language of Shakespeare is in second place. Being proficient in English at work guarantees, on average, a gross annual salary of 42,189 euros and Anglophone job seekers can expect a salary 12% higher than this average.
– The Russian catches the 3rd place of the podium and it allows to win an average of 41,900 euros gross per year. Russian, conversely is more and more requested by recruiters, the number of job offers increased by 5% between 2017 and 2018.

“Two years after the announcement of Brexit, employers are preparing for their international expansion Since 2016, a very strong trend for European languages ​​is visible, perhaps a sign that companies are increasingly looking for opportunities for growth. ”

The demand for other languages ​​on the job market is falling mainly between 2017 and 2018. The languages ​​of our European neighbors are strongly affected:
-5.12% for German,
-29.44% for Italian,
-8.30% for Spanish.

The biggest decrease is in Asian languages ​​with one-third less ads requiring knowledge of Japanese or Chinese.

European linguists still have most vacancies. 85% of vacancies requiring a second language require English, followed by German (7.8% of offers) and Spanish (3.8% of offers).

Less than 10% of job vacancies in France require knowledge of a second language, 0.6% for bilingual. And the number of job vacancies wishing to English-speaking workers fell by 22.16% between September 2017 and September 2018.

English is gaining ground in the school curriculum. According to the official website Trouvermonmaster.gouv.fr, in 2018, (7% of the masters) in France are today taught entirely in English. And the number of universities offering training in English is constantly increasing.

Conversely, opportunities for francophones abroad are growing. Adzuna UK conducted a survey of job vacancies for French-speaking people in the United Kingdom, increasing by 78.6% between June 2017 and September 2018.