The recruitment market in Sliema is varied, depending on the type of employment. It does, however, remain quite active, especially in industries such as Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) and healthcare, where the demand for health professionals has increased over recent months.
• Hospitality and Sales- The majority of Maltese workers are employed as service workers and shop and sales workers. As a resort town, this is understandable, especially considering the number of hotels and tourist shops in the city. Annual earnings for hospitality staff range anywhere from 8,000 Euros, to 28, 000 Euros, with managers earning the most, and kitchen staff the least. Those in sales can earn slightly more, with annual wages ranging from 12,000 Euros for a sales rep, to 35,000 Euros for account managers and marketing managers.
• Healthcare workers, including doctors, nurses, and therapists, are in high demand. Depending on qualifications and experience, doctors can earn between 18,555 and 27,764 Euros; nurses between 14,000 and 25,000 Euros. Detailed information on some less common healthcare wages, such as the ultrasound technician salary data which can be easily found on a US website, is conversely sparse within Europe. Other specialists range from 18,000 Euros for a speech or physical therapist, up to 60,000 for a general practitioner.
• Information Technology – employment opportunities in this field remain high, with IT managers, help-desk support, and system engineers often in demand. Pay scales are diverse, depending on qualifications, and range from as low as 15,000 Euros, to 77,000 Euros and above.
• Financial – Malta is a favorable place for Financial Services to move to, so employment in this area remains strong, despite a globally weak economy. Payroll and accounts assistants can earn from 12,000 Euros annually, while accountants can earn up to 40,000 Euros. Job roles within core finance can earn between 11,000 and 50,000 Euros, whilst internal auditors start at 11,000 Euros but can earn up to 45,000 Euros.