Future employment growth (in %) in professional services sector across Member States in 2016-2030

In 2016, the share of professional services in total EU employment was 6.36%.

During the period 2011-2016, the employment level of professional services in EU changed by 13.3%.

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

  • Sweden 10.18%
  • United Kingdom 8.38%
  • Luxembourg 7.81%
  • Netherlands 7.66%
  • Cyprus 7.59%

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

  • Researchers & engineers 2,301,188
  • Office associate professionals 2,074,306
  • Office professionals 1,963,677
  • Legal & social professionals 1,497,974
  • Science & engineering technicians 873,386

In the period 2016-2030, employment for professional services in EU is projected to change by 23.51%

Occupations employed in the sector in professional services sector in EU in 2016

Employment share (%) in professional services sector across Member States in 2016

Employment in professional services sector for educational level possessed in EU by level of education

Employment in high-tech occupations in professional services sector across Member States in 2016