ICT Industry Analysis


 

PREDICT 2014 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; 2010, 2011)

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 13.00% in 2010 and 11.92% in 2011. The lowest ranking countries were mostly newer MS, but also several important ICT sector R&D players like Spain, the UK, Italy, Greece and Luxembourg.

Figure 3-16: ICT sector R&D personnel share of total R&D personnel by Member State (based on FTE; 2010, 2011)

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, Ireland, Malta, Estonia and Finland are the leading countries with a share of more than 40% in 2011. Twelve other countries scored above the EU level, many of which belong to newer MS.

 

Figure 3-17: ICT manufacturing/services sub sectors distribution of countries’ shares (based on FTE, 2011)

Source: Eurostat, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS

In countries like Finland, Sweden and Germany, the manufacturing sector plays a major role in terms of ICT sector R&D personnel. At the EU level, however, more than two thirds of ICT sector R&D jobs were in services in 2011.

Figure 3-18: Distribution of ICT sector R&D personnel among Member States (based on FTE, 2011)

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 2011. Germany and France led the field, followed by the UK and Italy. These four countries together employed 50.44% of ICT sector R&D workers in the EU in 2011. It is also remarkable Finland’s relatively high share of  ICT sector R&D workers.

 

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