Two million IT specialists will be lost 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 Statistics Office of the Slovak Republic, the average monthly wage in information and communication technology (ICT) is EUR 1,714 per year. Overall 57,000 IT specialists work 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 demand is getting bigger because many areas of our lives digitize more, so Slovakia feels a lack of IT specialists," said Slovenka Sporitelna Lenka. Buchláková. The IT sector also recorded sales growth in Slovakia in recent years. Since 2010, sales have grown 37.5 percent to 6.3 billion euros in 2017.
Men of IT specialists are still far more than women. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) states that in one of its member countries, only one in 200 girls at the age of 15 wants to work in the IT field, with one male child from 20 years. At the same time, many boys and girls expect to be engineers, scientists or architects.
According to analysts, despite the fact that higher education per year ends more women than men in OECD countries, only 24 percent are engineering graduates and 25 percent are IT graduates. According to Eurostat's European Statistical Office, the share of women in IT has fallen within the European Union for the past ten years. While their share in the IT sector was 22.5 percent in 2010, they were slightly above 17 percent in 2017.
This trend is not limited to IT workers but also to the business sector. Only ten innovative startups that want to invest in venture capital have been established by women. At the same time, they receive 23% less money than men create.
"If more people, including women, can be attracted to the IT sector, it will also trigger economic growth in the Union, with more than 1.2 million jobs created in 2050. Gross domestic product can rise by 820 billion euros so far, "added the analyst.