ICT Industry Analysis


 

PREDICT 2015 REPORT

ICT sector R&D personnel - analysis by member states

Figure 3-15: ICT sector R&D personnel share of total ICT sector employment by Member State (based on FTE; 2011, 2012)

Note: Greece, Luxembourg, Croatia and especially Malta lack official data, therefore we recommend taking the results with caution.
Source: Eurostat, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS

Finland led the EU Member States with a share of 11.91% in 2011 and 11.03% in 2012. The lowest ranking countries were mostly newer MS, but also several important ICT R&D players like Italy and the UK .

Figure 3-16: ICT sector R&D personnel share of total R&D personnel by Member State (based on FTE; 2011, 2012)

Note: Greece, Luxembourg, Croatia and especially Malta lack official data, therefore we recommend taking the results with caution.
Source: Eurostat, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS.
 

In terms of ICT sector R&D personnel over total R&D personnel, Malta, Ireland, Estonia and Finland are the leading countries with a share of more than 35% in 2012. Thirteen other countries scored above the EU level, many of which belong to newer MS.

 

Figure 3-17: Distribution of ICT sector R&D personnel between ICT manufacturing and ICT services by Member State (based on FTE, 2012)

Source: Eurostat, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS

In countries like Finland, Sweden and Germany more than 50% of their ICT sector R&D employees were working in ICT manufacturing. However, in 2012, 25 EU countries had more ICT sector R&D jobs in services than in manufacturing

 

Figure 3-18: Distribution of ICT sector R&D personnel among Member States (based on FTE, 2012)

Note: New MS are Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Source: Eurostat, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS.

As with other indicators, the largest EU economies took the lead in 2012. Germany (18.77%) and France (18.46%) led the field, followed by the UK (12.82%) and Italy (8.84%). These four countries together employed 58.89% of ICT R&D workers in the EU in 2012 (Figure 3-18). Also remarkable is Finland’s relatively high share.

 

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