Future employment growth (in %) of researchers & engineers across countries in 2016-2030

In 2016, researchers & engineers accounted for 3.10% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 6,970,113.

During the period 2011-2016, the number of people employed as researchers & engineers in EU changed by 7.1%.

In 2016, researchers & engineers were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:

  • Professional services (2,301,188)
  • Manufacturing (1,845,009)
  • Construction (608,671) 
  • Public sector & defence (409,800)
  • ICT services (363,617)

Countries with highest employment share of researchers & engineers in 2016:

  • Finland (5.80%)
  • Slovenia (3.86%)
  • United Kingdom (3.82%)
  • Germany (3.72%)
  • Sweden (3.59%)

In the period 2016-2030, employment for researchers & engineers in EU is projected to change by 17.81%

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

Key employment sectors of researchers & engineers in EU in 2016

Employment of researchers & engineers in EU in 2016 by education level

Employment of researchers & engineers in EU in 2016 by age

Employment share of researchers & engineers across countries in 2016 across countries

Future job openings of researchers & engineers in EU in 2016-2030 by education level