The report examines employment trends in 10 EU countries and their metropolitan areas
LONDON – According to a new report published today by the non-profit association for the information technology (IT) and labor force CompTIA , employers’ demand for technology workers in ten European countries rose sharply in the first quarter of 2021, and employers published almost 900,000 job vacancies.
According to the CompTIA study “Trends in hiring workers in European technology companies” in the 1st quarter of 2021, employers published a total of 877,106 technology jobs, which is 9% more than in the 4th quarter of 2020 and 40% more than in the 3rd quarter 2020. The report provides a detailed look at trends in technology recruitment in Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Spain.
“It’s an encouraging sign that business is getting back on track, but it also confirms what we’ve known for a long time – that there is a gap between technology jobs and the number of people with the right skills to fill them. difference, “said Graham Hunter, CompTIA’s vice president of business development for EMEA, APAC and Canada.
“We need more people with different backgrounds and work experiences of all ages and levels of education to engage in technology,” Hunter added. “CompTIA offers training and resources to develop skills that will prepare them for employment.”
Employers recruited at various levels, from the basic level (39% of job offers) to the intermediate and advanced levels (25%), with the remaining level not specified.
Vacancies for technological positions accounted for approximately 13% of all advertisements in the 1st quarter of 2021. The highest share of advertisements for technological positions was recorded in Poland, namely 36%. An above-average concentration of job advertisements in the field of technology was also recorded in Germany, Portugal and Romania.
Most job vacancies for technology positions were published in Q1 in Germany (421,109), France (121,863) and Poland (105,921), while Italy (+ 50%), the Netherlands (+ 43%) and Poland (+37%) %) recorded the highest percentage increase in the number of job offers for technological positions compared to the 4th quarter of 2020.
The highest activity is expected in the largest metropolitan areas, such as Berlin (30,960), Madrid (14,002), Paris (11,240), Warsaw (12,952) and Amsterdam (8,337). However, the demand for technological talent goes far beyond the centers of large cities. Q1 data show that people find employment in cities such as Ghent (3,150), Porto (4,695), Bologna (1,642), Brno (1,138) and Brașov (1,116).
With the continuing trend of digital transformation in the European economy, the demand for technical workers affects almost all industries. The sectors that have hired the most people in total include: 1) information and communication, 2) manufacturing, 3) administrative and support services, 4) professional, scientific and technical services, and 5) financial and insurance services.
Technical and business skills at the same level
Most job offers in the first quarter were from software developers, systems analysts, and cybersecurity professionals. However, a deeper analysis shows that employers are looking for more versatile candidates with capabilities that cover multiple aspects of technology, including infrastructure, data, and business applications.
For many employers, business skills have reached the same level of importance as technical skills, which reminds us that organizations need a combination of technologies and workers with different skills to achieve their innovation goals. Teamwork, problem solving, creative thinking, adaptability, project management and customer service are among the soft skills that are often featured in job offers for technology positions.
The CompTIA report, “Hiring Trends in European Technology Companies,” was based on an analysis of employer job data collected by Burning Glass Technologies’ Labor Insights survey. The full methodology is set out in the report, which is available at https: // www.comptia.org/content/research/european-tech-hiring-trends .
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