Euro­stat: Cyprus has one of low­est rates of ICT ex­perts

Financial Mirror (Cyprus) - - FRONT PAGE -

Cyprus had only 8,100 In­for­ma­tion and Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Tech­nol­ogy (ICT) ex­perts in 2015, up from 7,900 in 2010, but this rate re­mains one of the low­est in the EU, as it rep­re­sents only 2.2% of to­tal em­ploy­ment.

Ac­cord­ing to Euro­stat, in Cyprus 82.9% of ICT pro­fes­sion­als are men and in to­tal 71.2% of them had ter­tiary ed­u­ca­tion. 47.7% are aged less than 35, broadly fol­low­ing the Euro­pean trend.

Mean­while, in the Euro­pean Union (EU), nearly 8 mil­lion per­sons were em­ployed in 2015 as In­for­ma­tion and Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Tech­nol­ogy (ICT) spe­cial­ists, rep­re­sent­ing 3.5% of to­tal em­ploy­ment.

This pro­fes­sion con­tin­ues to be largely made up of men, ac­count­ing in 2015 for more than 8 ICT spe­cial­ists out of 10 em­ployed in the EU (83.9%).

It also em­ployed mainly highly ed­u­cated peo­ple, with 6 ICT spe­cial­ists out of 10 (60.5%) em­ployed in the EU hav­ing ter­tiary level ed­u­ca­tion.

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