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Research on software development vacancies in Estonia (November 2021)

To get the complete picture on how many software developers Estonia is missing, and which skills are most sought-after, we conducted a full research. We checked the careers/jobs sections at the websites of 647 Estonian tech companies (we could not find more) and went through all the job ads. We found that 202 companies looked to fill SW development positions. In total there were 747 software development job ads. In addition to software developers, this number includes team leads, data engineers and scientists, designers, DevOps and testers.

Development job ads in Estonian language accounted for 72 out of 747, so roughly 10%. This means most of the dev teams use English as the work language. In addition, there are a few companies where Russian language is used in dev teams.

Most sought-after are Java developers, followed by JavaScript, React, Python, TypeScript, Node and others.

The table below shows all the skills the companies looked for. The number shows in how many job ads this skill was mentioned.

236Java19React Native8OpenShift4cryptocurrency3security test1ArcGIS
181JavaScript18Spark (Apache)8Power BI4cryptography3shell1Artifactory
176Docker18Swift8RDS (AWS)4Dart3Solidity1Assembly
174React17Kanban8Scikit-learn4Eclipse3Solr1Aurelia
164Python17Ruby8Snowflake4Firebase3Swagger1Beats
143PostgreSQL17WordPress8Tableau4Flink3Vagrant1BitBar
141AWS (S3)17XML8WooCommerce4HAProxy3Vitess1BPMN
138Kubernetes16Bitbucket7Bamboo4JMS3Web3.js1Cloudflare
127TypeScript16jQuery7BDD4JPA3WebLogic1Cordova
125REST16Sass7Big data4Kinesis3WebRTC1Couchbase
111Node.js16Selenium7blockchain4Less3XSLT1CVS
100Git16SOAP7CloudFormation4load balancing2Backstage1Druid
86PHP15cybersecurity7EC2 (AWS)4macOS2Camel1EDI
84microservices15Elastic Stack7embedded pr...4MLflow2Charles1ELB
82MySQL15ETL7Express.js4NestJS2ClickHouse1Envoy
81Linux15Next.js7IoT4Nuxt.js2Clojure1Gliffy
80Azure15Redux7Memcached4PrestaShop2Cocoa1HBase
79Angular15Unix7npm4Progress2Consul1Jasper
78Spring14Cypress7OpenStack4RSpec2Databricks1JMeter
75Google Cloud14Laravel7Perl4SQS (AWS)2DAX1Jupyter
69CSS14TensorFlow7Puppet4Subversion2EFK stack1Karma
67HTML14UI testing7Sentry4T-SQL2ElastiCache1LAMP
66Go (Golang)13Airflow7Symfony4Ubuntu2Electron js1LDAP
65C#13Bootstrap7TestRail4UML2Erlang1Lodash
65Redis13Jest js6Appium4Unity2Espresso1Lucene
64Jenkins13JUnit6CouchDB4Unreal Engine2Fiddler1Material Design
64Vue.js13Magento6Flask4WebdriverIO2Flux1Matlab
63Kafka13PyTorch6gRPC4Xcode2Foundation1Micronaut
59test automation13Ruby on Rails6New Relic4Yarn2functional test1MXNet
58C++12Cassandra6Objective-C4Yii2Gatling1NgRx
57Scrum12JVM6Postman3API testing2GatsbyJS1NiFi
52Terraform12Scala6R3Babel2GeoServer1OAuth
48machine learning12SCSS6SageMaker3CentOS2Grunt1Odoo
46RabbitMQ11ASP.NET6Serverless3Datadog2Hardhat1OpenAPI
45.NET11DynamoDB6TeamCity3dbt2Haskell1performance test
45Elasticsearch11Lambda6TestNG3Debian2Hasura1Podman
43Jira11MariaDB6WebSocket3DocumentDB2Heroku1Protractor
42unit testing11MVC5Celery3DOM2Hive1Qlik
41Android11Pandas5Chef3Dropwizard2InnoDB1Quarkus
41GraphQL10CircleCI5Ember.js3Enzyme2Joomla1ROS
39UI10Drupal5e2e testing3ERP2JSP1Salesforce
38iOS10Elixir5Entity FW3Fastlane2Kibana1SAP IQ
37MongoDB10FastAPI5Galera3Gulp.js2KVM1Sauce Labs
35Ansible10Flutter5GIS3Hyper-V2LiveView1Selenide
35TDD10Gradle5Helm3IBM Db22MS Dynamics1Spark (Java)
34UX10Hadoop5InfluxDB3Illustrator2MyBatis1SpecFlow
33Oracle10Nginx5IntelliJ3Jasmine2pair program...1Splunk
31Team lead10PowerShell5Jaeger3Keras2Phaser1Spock
29Hibernate9Ajax5Mocha3MobX.js2PostGIS1Svelte
29Kotlin9Cucumber5Mockito3Material-UI2Qt1Swing
27ES69DDD5MyRocks3Nagios2QuickSight1Zend
26AI9Django5ORM3Neo4j2Sidekiq1ZooKeeper
26JSON9Groovy5Photoshop3OpenCart2SQLite1Vaadin
25Grafana9Maven5ProxySQL3OpenCV2Synapse1Vanilla JS
23GitLab9NumPy5Sketch3OpenLayers2Tailwind CSS1Vault
23MS SQL9Rust5Zabbix3Phoenix2Tapestry1Vertica
22GitHub8ActiveMQ5TokuDB3PixiJS2Teradata1VirtualBox
21C8Apache5Tomcat3PostCSS2Truffle1WAF
21Redshift8Backbone.js5WildFly (JBoss)3protobuf2UIKit1WebStorm
20Confluence8BigQuery4Akka3regression test2VMWare1Windows Forms
20integration test8ECS (AWS)4Ant3Robot FW2WebGL1XCUI
20Prometheus8Figma4Apollo3RxJava2WebSphere1XHTML
20Webpack8Graylog4Capacitor JS3RxJS2XPath
19Bash8Looker4CloudWatch3SaltStack1AMQP

Top 50 of companies with the most dev job ads

Bolt was looking to hire the biggest number of talent. The following table shows how many dev job ads there were in the companies.

41Bolt11Rush Street Interactive8Helmes6 Finestmedia5ADM Interactive
23Veriff10Gelato8CGI6Shoproller5Trinidad Wiseman
19Microsoft10Yolo Group8Monese6Exscudo5Birkle IT
19Kühne + Nagel IT9Perforce8Nortal6Eesti Energia5Clarifai
14Pipedrive9Glia8Toggl6Checkout5Ridango
13Malwarebytes9Erply7AFS IT6Union FinTech5Interactive Brokers
13Starship9Testlio7Wallester6Fleet Complete5CyberCube
12Wise9Hireright7Bigbank6Mobi Lab5Parsiq
11Twilio8Playtech7Mindtitan6Telia5Outfunnel
11Linnworks8Cybernetica7Paxful6SEB5Evolution

It must be said that sometimes one job ad might mean many vacancies for the same skill set. In addition to these 50 companies there were 152 more companies having 1 to 4 development job ads. The number of job ads per company changes significantly all the time and it changes a lot when a startup is in the growth stage. The table above shows the state in November 2021.

Speaking of the job levels, there were just 13 vacancies for juniors (2%), but 180 for seniors (24%), suggesting 74% are mid-level jobs.

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