24th January 2016

Eurostat: Vacancies for ICT specialists most difficult to fill in the Czech Republic and Luxembourg

The highest percentage of enterprises which had difficulties in recruiting ICT specialists was recorded in the Czech Republic and Luxembourg (both with 59%), followed by Austria (56%), the Netherlands (53%), Malta (52%), Estonia, Ireland and Slovenia (all 51%), recently published Eurostat data say

In the European Union (EU), nearly 8 million persons were employed in 2014 as Information and Communication Technology (ICT) specialists, representing 3.7% of total employment. Over recent years, both the number and the share of ICT specialists in total employment have continuously increased. In 2014, an overwhelming majority (81.9%) of ICT specialists employed in the EU were men,  more than half (56.5%) of them had a tertiary education level and more  then 37.1% were aged less than 35.

In the Czech Republic, the share of ICT specialists on total employment grew from 3.9% in 2011 to 4.1% in 2014. According to the 2014 data, 80.4% of ICT specialists are men, 45.2% have tertiary education and 36.1% are aged less than 35.





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