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ICT services

This sector corresponds with the modern information technology sector. It includes the production and distribution of information and cultural products and the provision of the means to transmit or distribute these products, as well as data or communications, information technology activities, and the processing of data and other information service activities.

The main parts of the sector include: publishing activities, including software publication; motion picture and sound recording activities; radio and TV broadcasting and programming; telecommunications activities; information technology activities; and other information service activities.

Future employment growth (in %) in ict services sector 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 2016, the share of ict services in total EU employment was 3.01%.

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 2011-2016, the employment level of ict services in EU changed by 8.67%.

TOP PERFORMERS

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

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

The countries with highest employment share of ict services in 2016 were:

  • Estonia 4.40%
  • Ireland 4.29%
  • Sweden 4.22%
  • Denmark 4.21%
  • Finland 4.20%

TOP PERFORMERS

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Employed population by occupation and sector

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

The occupations with the largest numbers of people employed in ict services in 2016 in EU were:

  • ICT professionals 2,020,390
  • ICT technicians 850,482
  • Legal & social professionals 676,952
  • Office professionals 483,241
  • Office associate professionals 415,897

LOOKING TO 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 services in EU is projected to change by 7.97%

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Occupations employed in the sector in EU in 2016

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Employed population by occupation and sector

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

Employment share (%) in ict services sector across countries in 2016

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

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

Employment in ict services sector in EU by education level (2011-2016 comparison)

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

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

Employment in ict services sector in EU by age (2011-2016 comparison)

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

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

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