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

In 2017, the share of professional services in total EU employment was 6.50%.

During the period 2012-2017, the employment level of professional services in EU changed by 15.85%.

The countries with highest employment share of professional services in 2017 were:

  • Sweden 10.12%
  • Luxembourg 8.48%
  • United Kingdom 8.23%
  • Cyprus 7.95%
  • Finland 7.88%

The occupations with the largest numbers of people employed in professional services in 2017 in EU were:

  • Researchers & engineers 2,366,406
  • Office associate professionals 2,152,292
  • Office professionals 2,027,457
  • Legal & social professionals 1,553,933
  • Science & engineering technicians 940,447

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 2017

Employment share of broad occupations (%) in professional services sector in EU (2012-2017)

Employment in professional services sector for educational level possessed in EU in 2017 by level of education

Employment in professional services sector in EU in 2017 by age groups

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