Τρίτη, 29 Δεκεμβρίου 2015

For Europe, a potential of more than 750,000 new ICT jobs until 2020

The demand for e-skills keeps growing at a tremendous pace. In 2020 the European labour market is projected to grow by more than 670,000 new jobs, but it could absorb another 756,000 ICT practitioners if only sufficient supply were in sight.

These are the key messages of a recent working paper by empirica which published research results showing that demand for e-skills keeps growing at a tremendous pace.
The trend in the number of core ICT jobs has been steady for more than a decade, with growth rates averaging at 3% p.a., and the average annual growth in ICT management and analysis jobs even reaching 10% in the last four years.  At the same time demand for medium level skilled jobs is declining. As a net effect, Europe has added a significant number of new jobs in ICT year after year.
Despite the crisis, vacancy rates in ICT remain high and there is a need to continuously increase the quality and the relevance of e-skills. As graduate figures stagnate, supply from universities does not seem to keep pace.

Source: eskills-lead.eu