Jobs for digital marketing, startups up 46% in 2018: report

February 18, 2019

TEHRAN – The number of jobs created for digital marketing businesses and startups grow by 46 percent during 2018 in comparison to its preceding year, IRNA reported on Sunday.

The statistics is released by the IranTalent.com, the leading job site and online recruitment service in Iran. The website compares the job opportunities and demands in Iran during 2017 and 2018.

According to the report, the demand for computer experts grew by 14 percent. During 2018, some jobs like developer had a big share of marketing despite the economic crisis Iran is facing.

Travel and tourism companies with 37 percent, human resources companies with 32 percent, investment, bank and insurance firms with 24 percent are on the top of the job vacancy list, the report stated.

Travel and tourism companies with 37 percent, human resources companies with 32 percent, investment, bank and insurance firms with 24 percent are on the top of the job vacancy list in 2018

The demand decreased six percent generally during 2018 especially in big companies. The figure for companies with more than 100 employers is 13 percent and is five percent for firms with less than 100 employers.

In comparison with 2017, during 2018, the telecom companies had a bigger share of decreasing demand with 77 percent, the power plants with 70 percent, and pharmaceutical companies with 70 percent and medical equipment firms with 58 percent. Car manufactures is on the bottom of the list with 37 percent.

According to the report, the only jobs, which were still required were IT-related careers. The requirement in computer engineering, software and web design increased 14 percent during economic crisis.

On the other hand, job demand related to marketing and advertising, which were always pioneer in demands of human resources, decreased. 

According to a report released by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in September 2018, over 93,700 job opportunities were created in the field of smart transportation system, e-commerce and mobile applications in Iran during the previous Iranian calendar year 1396 (March 2017-March 2018).

According to a report released by the E-Commerce Development Center of Iran in September 2018, 72 percent of e-commerce businesses were run with less than five persons and only six percent of them were companies with more than 30 staff in the previous calendar year.

Some 43 percent of individuals who are active in the field of e-commerce are from 30 to 40 years old, and 36 percent are between 20 and 30 years old. Meanwhile, only nine percent of e-commerce managers are women.

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