ICT Industry Analysis


 

PREDICT 2013 REPORT

ICT sector R&D personnel - analysis by member states

Figure 3-14: ICT R&D personnel share of total ICT sector employment by Member State (based on FTE; 2009, 2010)

Source: Eurostat, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS

Finland led the EU MS with a share of ICT R&D personnel of total ICT sector employment around 13%. The lowest ranking countries were mostly newer MS but also several important ICT R&D players like the Netherlands, the UK, Italy and Luxembourg.

Figure 3-15: ICT R&D personnel share of total ICT sector employment by Member State (based on FTE; 2009, 2010)

Source: Eurostat, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS

In countries like Finland, Sweden, Slovenia and Germany, the manufacturing sector plays a major role in terms of ICT R&D personnel. At the EU level, however, more than two thirds of ICT R&D jobs were in services in 2010.

 

Figure 3-16: Distribution of ICT R&D personnel among Member States (based on FTE, 2010)

Source: Eurostat, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS

The distribution of ICT R&D personnel among MS reflects their different economic size. France and Germany led the field, followed by the UK and Italy. These four countries together employed 59.14% of ICT R&D workers in the EU in 2010. It is also remarkable Finland’s relatively high share.

 

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