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%.