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Business & administration professionals

Business and administration professionals – also called ‘business professionals’ – are high-skilled office workers who carry out a broad range of tasks that involve dealing with finance, business administration, human resources, public relation and marketing, sales in the technical, medical or ICT areas. Typically people in this occupation will have completed between three and six years of higher education. Occupations in this group include for example accountants, finance analysts, policy administration professionals, career development and training professionals, business consultants, advertising or marketing professionals or technical and medical sales professionals.

Read more about this occupation in our Analytical highlight.

Future employment growth (in %) of business & administration professionals across countries in 2015-2025

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Future employment growth

Projected changes in employment to 2025 (this indicator contains overall percentage change).

Key facts

SIZE OF EMPLOYMENT

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector.

In 2015, business & administration professionals accounted for 3.77% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 8,321,834.

RECENT HISTORY

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector.

During the period 2011-2015, the number of people employed as business & administration professionals in EU changed by 21.88%.

TOP PERFORMERS

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Employed population by sector and occupation

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector and occupation.

In 2015, business & administration professionals were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:

  • Real estate, professional & related activities (1,855,780)
  • Public administration & defence (1,171,295)
  • Financial & insurance activities (1,052,042) 
  • Manufacturing (966,314)
  • Wholesale & retail trade (877,263)

TOP PERFORMERS

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector.

Countries with highest employment share of business & administration professionals in 2015:

  • Luxembourg (13.47%)
  • Lithuania (7.29%)
  • Netherlands (6.64%)
  • United Kingdom (6.27%)
  • Sweden (5.30%)

LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Future employment growth

Projected changes in employment to 2025 (this indicator contains overall percentage change).

In the period 2015-2025, employment for business & administration professionals in EU is projected to change by 12.61%

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Employment of business & administration professionals in EU in 2015 across sectors

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Employed population by sector and occupation

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector and occupation.

Employment share (%) of business & administration professionals across countries

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Employment of business & administration professionals in EU in 2015 by education level

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Employment of business & administration professionals in EU in 2015 by age

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

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