Two million IT experts will be missing in the European Union for two years. This is despite the fact that this area is one of the best rated in the labor market, including Slovakia.
According to the Office of the Statistical of the Republic of Slovakia, the average monthly salary in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT) was EUR 1,714 per annum. In total, 57,000 IT experts worked in this sector in Slovakia.
"Even in 2010, there were fewer than 40,000 people. The number of people in the ICT sector is increasing, but market demands are increasing more than many areas of life more digitized, so Slovakia feels very few IT experts, "said Slovenka Sporitelna Lenka Buchláková. The IT sector has also recorded sales growth in Slovakia in recent years. Since 2010 sales have grown from 37.5 per cent to 6.3 billion euros in 2017.
Men's IT specialists are still much more than women. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) states that, in one of the member countries, only one of the 200 women who are 15 years old want working in the IT area, with boys at 20. At the same time, so many boys with girls expect to become engineers, scientists or architects.
According to the analyst, despite the fact that higher education per year expires more women than men in OECD countries, women are only 24 per cent of engineering graduates and 25 percent of IT graduates. According to the Eurostat European Office of Statistics, the proportion of women in IT has fallen within the EU over the past ten years. Although their share in the IT sector was 22.5 per cent in 2010, they were just over 17 percent in 2017.
This tendency is not limited to IT workers but also to the business sector. Only ten innovative start-ups are looking to invest in enterprise capital that has been set up by women. At the same time, they receive 23% less money than those created by men.
"If more people, including women, could be attracted to the IT sector, it would also drive economic growth in the Union, with more than 1.2 million jobs being created by 2050. Product could So gross domestic has risen from 820 billion euros to date, "the analyst adds.