Salary Survey & Employee Motivations Report

A European overview

Since the beginning of 2020 we have seen the increasing impact of the pandemic on the job market. We expect this to continue for the rest of 2020. The report is based on the insights and data we gathered in the last 15 months. The medical device industry remains relatively stable, and we expect the figures to be useful and relevant still. Feel free to contact us to discuss current developments, we are happy to share our experiences and support you in your requirements.

How secure do medical device professionals feel in their job?

By 2022, it’s predicted that the global medical devices market will have reached a value of $521.64 billion. But what does that mean for those working in the space? We’ve noticed a multitude of shifts in the way that the European medical devices landscape operates.

How secure do you feel in your job?

1 - Insecure | 5 - Very secure

In 2017, 31% of people offered a five-star rating, indicating that they felt “very secure” in their job security. However, when we compare this to 2019, only 27% of people shared this viewpoint. However, across the board only 13% of people expressed concerns – highlighting that the industry is stable and still offers numerous growth opportunities.

Percentage of people in the EU feeling very secure in their market

So, how did this differ from country to country?

Let’s have a closer look at the differences across Europe. Interestingly, the Irish seem to be feeling the most secure in their jobs, with 41.67% offering a five-star rating, indicating that they feel “very secure”. In comparison, that number was significantly lower in France – seemingly the least secure in their roles – with only 15.07% offering a five-star rating.

Medical Devices

Very Secure


Somewhat Secure

Somewhat Insecure


So, why is this?

Across the Netherlands & Belgium, confidence was somewhat lower. However, the majority of the respondents still indicated a four-star rating for the Netherlands & Belgium.

What trends are impacting your sector?

This year, we were interested in providing you with new in-depth information, so we decided to take a look into the top trends across the medical devices space.

These answers cover respondents from the following work field: R&D, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance, Marketing, Sales & Business Development, HEOR / Market Access, Operations, Supply Chain.