Latest Forecasts Predict 756,000 Unfilled ICT Vacancies by 2020


empiricaA new report by empirica has updated figures regarding the demand for ICT professionals in Europe. It reveals that the European ICT labour market is expected to grow by more than 670,000 units by 2020, but also that it could absorb another 756,000 ICT practitioners, should the supply allow it. It finds that the growth rate in the number of ICT jobs has been steady for over a decade, at 3%, even reaching 10% in the last four years for ICT management and analysis jobs. At the same time the demand for medium level skilled jobs is declining. Despite the current economic situation, the demand for ICT practitioners is still growing, as is the need to improve their skills.

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