Countries in Europe where your language is most demanded to work

Where is your language most in demand?


Europeans are becoming more and more open to the exciting and adventurous prospect of relocating to work abroad. Many use their native language, which is usually much more valuable outside of their own country, to secure a job in their new destination.

But where would your mother tongue be most useful? Which country needs your linguistic skills the most?

Using statistics from the Europe Language Jobs website, we have put together a list of the countries where each language is the most in demand.


French > Hungary 

French speaking jobs in Hungary

They’re “Hungary” for the French language in this country – sorry – so if you speak French and are open to an Eastern European adventure, why not check out the job opportunities we have there? French itself is fairly widely demanded, so if Hungary isn’t the destination you had in mind, fear not – your language is almost as demanded in Portugal and Germany too!


Danish > Ireland

Danish speaking jobs in Ireland

Relocating to the Emerald Isle is something that many Europeans from across the whole continent are becoming familiar with. If you’re a Danish speaker then the world’s biggest tech firms and social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook, as well as numerous other companies, are calling your name. Moving to Ireland is also a great opportunity to perfect your English and pick up a bit of Irish charm.


German > Netherlands

German speaking jobs in The Netherlands

You German speakers are in serious demand across the whole of Europe. However, you don’t have to travel too far to get to where your mother tongue is most in demand. A whopping 43% of offers in the Netherlands at Europe Language Jobs require German, and you have no excuses for not making it back for Christmas!


Swedish > Malta

Swedish speaking jobs in Malta

I hope you Swedes aren’t too attached to the wind and snow because your language is most required on the glistening island of Malta. It may be a bit of a change of scene for you but this Mediterranean gem is steeped in rich culture and boasts a great climate. Malta’s beauty should help you avoid any hints of homesickness


Italian > Bulgaria 

Italian speaking jobs in Bulgaria

Sofia is one of Europe’s fastest growing economic capitals and more and more companies are choosing to base themselves there. So if you’re an Italian speaker, get packing because this is the country that is looking for your language the most. At Europe Language Jobs we have seen a boom in the number of jobs listed in this incredible country, so why not take advantage of it!


Dutch > Germany

Dutch speaking jobs in Germany

The Dutch/German relationship seems to be a two-way affair. The close proximity of these two large European economies, as well as a similarity in their language, is no doubt the reason for their consistent exchange of workforce and language. 


If your language isn’t on the list then why not check out the opportunities on the Europe Language jobs website. Filter your language and the country you want to take the first step on the road to an adventure abroad.

If you particularly want to move to one of these places then maybe you should start thinking about which language you should learn to give you the advantage! 

May 25, 2017 by Matt

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Really interesting statistics. Would be also great to get statistics for 2-language combinations like German/English (apart from home country language)

posted 2 years ago by Yuriy

I'm looking for a job with Italian+Spanish+English+French near Barcelona. Lot of experience in Educational field (languages schools) and Customer Service Representative in a multinational company... but I'm finding it quite difficult... anyone can help me to find what's wrong with my CV? Thanks!!!

posted 2 years ago by Alessandro

How trendy is Chinese in Europe?

posted 2 years ago by Oktay

Very interesting post. That's incredibly true about Italian!

posted 2 years ago by Graziano

Very interesting but are missing some European Countries

posted 2 years ago by Filipe Alexandre

why there is no chinese?

posted 2 years ago by shuheng

What about English?

posted 2 years ago by Nikhilesh

so basicaly my spanish iys useless? =(

posted 2 years ago by Facundo Agustín

Very interesting, I wonder the demand for Portuguese speaking professionals.

posted 2 years ago by Mariana Hoyer

Second or third language choices change according the sector availability in demanding countries

posted 2 years ago by Esen Yonca


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