Future employment growth (in %) of professionals across countries in 2016-2030

In 2016, professionals accounted for 19.15% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 43,079,448.

During the period 2011-2016, the number of people employed as professionals in EU changed by 10.57%.

In 2016, professionals were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:

  • Education (10,794,722)
  • Health & social care (7,158,106)
  • Professional services (6,383,647) 
  • ICT services (3,567,668)
  • Manufacturing (3,445,592)

Countries with highest employment share of professionals in 2016:

  • Luxembourg (32.48%)
  • Sweden (27.78%)
  • Netherlands (26.28%)
  • Denmark (25.29%)
  • United Kingdom (24.98%)

In the period 2016-2030, employment for professionals in EU is projected to change by 11.28%

Future job openings of professionals in EU in 2016-2030 (including replacements for vacated jobs)

Key employment sectors of professionals in EU in 2016

Employment of professionals in EU in 2016 by education level

Employment of professionals in EU in 2016 by age

Employment share of professionals across countries in 2016 across countries

Future job openings of professionals in EU in 2016-2030 by education level