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

In 2016, sales workers accounted for 7.24% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 16,279,017.

During the period 2011-2016, the number of people employed as sales workers in EU changed by 3.44%.

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

  • Wholesale & retail trade (13,717,259)
  • Manufacturing (836,262)
  • Accommodation & food (583,045) 
  • Administrative services (207,232)
  • Arts & recreation (176,471)

Countries with highest employment share of sales workers in 2016:

  • Greece (12.89%)
  • Bulgaria (10.15%)
  • Cyprus (8.99%)
  • Poland (8.43%)
  • Spain (8.28%)

In the period 2016-2030, employment for sales workers in EU is projected to change by 4.94%

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

Key employment sectors of sales workers in EU in 2016

Employment of sales workers in EU in 2016 by education level

Employment of sales workers in EU in 2016 by age

Employment share of sales workers across countries in 2016 across countries

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