Lithuania's share of working IT specialists among EU's lowest

  • 2017-07-18
  • LETA/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – The share of information and communications specialists among all individuals employed in Lithuania has grown in the past year, however, has remained among the lowest among all 28 members of the European Union (EU), Eurostat said on Tuesday.

In 2016, the share of IT specialists was 2.5 percent of all employed persons in Lithuania, up from 2.1 percent in year-on-year.

Lower share of IT specialists was reported in Romania (2 pct) and Greece (1.4 pct). In Latvia and Estonia, the share stood at 2.2 percent and 5.3 percent, respectively, as compared with the EU average of 3.7 percent.

The bulk of all working IT specialists in Lithuania were men at 75.2 percent. In terms of working IT specialists with university degrees, Lithuania's 80.7 percent was only behind Ireland (82.4 pct).