Future job prospects of the occupation in EU in 2016-2030

In 2017, researchers & engineers accounted for 3.12% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 7,129,061.

During the period 2012-2017, the number of people employed as researchers & engineers in EU changed by 11.21%.

In 2017, researchers & engineers were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:

  • Professional services (2,366,406)
  • Manufacturing (1,901,951)
  • Construction (610,517) 
  • Public sector & defence (434,481)
  • ICT services (349,656)

Countries with highest employment share of researchers & engineers in 2017:

  • Finland (5.65%)
  • Luxembourg (4.16%)
  • United Kingdom (3.88%)
  • Germany (3.70%)
  • Slovenia (3.66%)

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

Future job prospects of researchers & engineers across Member States in 2016-2030

Importance of tasks of researchers & engineers in EU in 2016

Usual range of monthly gross income in the occupation in EU in 2016 (EUR, in Purchasing power parity)

Employment of researchers & engineers in EU in 2017 by economy sectors

Employment of researchers & engineers in EU in 2017 by field of study

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