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ICT professionals

Information and communications technology (ICT) professionals:

  • conduct research, plan, design, provide advice and improve information technology systems, hardware, software and related concepts for specific applications;
  • develop associated documentation including principles, policies and procedures;
  • and design, develop, control, maintain and support databases and other information systems to ensure optimal performance and data integrity and security.

Typically people in this occupation will have completed between three and six years of higher education.

Read more about this occupation in our Analytical highlight.

Future employment growth (in %) of ict 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, ict professionals accounted for 1.66% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 3,657,799.

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 ict professionals in EU changed by 16.38%.

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, ict professionals were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:

  • Information & communication activities (1,910,192)
  • Manufacturing (372,757)
  • Real estate, professional & related activities (297,251) 
  • Financial & insurance activities (257,479)
  • Public administration & defence (185,924)

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 ict professionals in 2015:

  • Finland (3.24%)
  • Netherlands (3.22%)
  • United Kingdom (3.00%)
  • Sweden (2.95%)
  • Luxembourg (2.71%)

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 ict professionals in EU is projected to change by 11.75%

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Employment of ict 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 ict professionals across countries

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Level of education (%) of ict professionals in EU

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Age profile (%) of ict professionals in EU

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

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