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

In 2017, service and sales workers accounted for 16.89% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 38,543,692.

During the period 2012-2017, the number of people employed as service and sales workers in EU changed by 4.89%.

In 2017, service and sales workers were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:

  • Wholesale & retail trade (14,043,592)
  • Health & social care (6,046,012)
  • Accommodation & food (5,859,500) 
  • Arts & recreation (3,678,902)
  • Public sector & defence (2,195,704)

Countries with highest employment share of service and sales workers in 2017:

  • Greece (23.54%)
  • Bulgaria (21.52%)
  • Spain (21.50%)
  • Malta (20.74%)
  • Ireland (20.01%)

In the period 2016-2030, employment for service and sales workers in EU is projected to change by 3.99%

Future job prospects of service and sales workers across Member States in 2016-2030

Importance of tasks of service and sales workers in EU in 2016

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

Employment of service and sales workers in EU in 2017 by economy sectors

Employment of service and sales workers in EU in 2017 by field of study

Future job openings of service and sales workers for educational level possessed in EU in 2016-2030 by education level