European statistics, Eurostat, revealed that in 2020, 83 per cent of the 2.7 million people in the EU who were employed and educated in the ICT field were men.
In contrast, only women made up the remaining 17.2 percent of the workforce employed with ICT education, TheSchengen.com reports.
The gender gap was prevalent in every member state in 2020, with Latvia having the highest number of men employed in ICT education (94 percent), followed by Slovenia (90 percent), the Czech Republic and Belgium (89 percent). percent), and Poland (88 percent).
Regarding the remaining EU member states, the total number of people employed with ICT education ranged from about 70 to 90 per cent.
As for women with ICT education, 33 percent work in Denmark, 31 percent in Greece, 28 percent in Cyprus, 27 percent in Bulgaria, and another 27 percent in Romania .
According to Eurostat, the latest data reveal that over a ten-year period, from 2010 to 2020, an increase was recorded in the number of women with ICT education who were employed in the European Union.
Moreover, during this period, the number increased on average by 2.7 percent year on year, while the number of men with an ICT education who were employed increased by about 4.4 percent annually.
“These EU-specific patterns underscore the fact that between 2010 and 2020, the number of people working in ICT education grew, on average, for both men and women in 15 of the 23 EU member states for which data are available.” , reads the Eurostat statement.
In addition, regarding the age of people working with ICT education, the same showed that 66 per cent of EU citizens working in this type of education were between 15 and 34 years old in 2020.
This means that young people represent the majority of people working with ICT education in all EU member states, with the highest percentage in Croatia (84 percent), Romania (82 percent), Malta (81 percent) and the Czech Republic (80 percent). .
From 2010 to 2020, the number of working youth with an ICT education rose, on average, by 2.7% annually across the European Union, while the corresponding increase for those aged 35-74 was 7.3% annually, Eurostat has been added.
However, the number of people working with ICT education in 2020 was low in France (58.9 percent), Ireland (57.7 percent) and Finland (52.5 percent).
On the other hand, Finland (47 percent), Ireland (42 percent), France (41 percent), and Germany (31 percent) had the highest percentage of ICT-educated aged 35-74. They work in the European Union.