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The occupation searched for is part of the occupational group: Professionals in engineering, construction, IT and chemistry. Information about the future concerns the entire group.

The future situation of the occupational group on the labour market

The employment prospects for this occupational group in the 2009-2013 period will be as follows:

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The chances of finding employment for this occupational group in 2009-2013 are average. As compared to the current situation these prospects will worsen as a result of a number of contradicting trends. The chances of finding employment are higher than average for some occupations in this group (particularly IT experts, constructers, mechanical and electrical engineers). These prospects will be further improved by the expected development in some industries, particularly in the manufacture of electronic equipment and computers, electrical machinery, IT services and communications. On the contrary, the expected stagnation or even decline in the mining of coal and mineral resources sectors will negatively affect demand for engineers. This will also partly apply to construction and the chemical industry. The largest portion of these workers find jobs in professional services where the demand for them is likely to grow more slowly as compared to the inflow of graduates from the education sector.

Development of the employment in the occupational group (in thousands):

  • Total employment
  • Development of employment in this occupational group

As a result of economic development 5 % of new jobs will be created for this occupational group by 2013. The number of jobs in the economy as a whole will increase by 0,2 %. As some workers will leave their jobs (e.g. retirement), another 15 % of new jobs will be available within this group. Overall, 20 % of current employment will have to be filled by 2013, i.e. 24500 new workers will have to be hired.

The current situation of the occupational group at the labour market:

The occupational group consists of the following subgroups:

  • ISCO 214 - Architects, engineers and related professionals
  • ISCO 213 - Computing professionals

Architects, engineers and related professionals (ISCO 214)

Development of employment in this occupational subgroup (in thousands)

  • Total employment
  • Development of employment in this occupational subgroup

Occupations in this subgroup are most frequently found in the following industries:

In 2008 the median age of employees in this subgroup was 44 years, in the economy as a whole it was 41 years.

The age structure of employees in this occupational subgroup:

Employees in this occupational subgroup most frequently have the following qualification:

  • Tertiary - building and life science (35 %)
  • Tertiary - mechanical engineering (19 %)
  • Secondary (3a) - building and life science (14 %)
  • Tertiary - other technical fields and agriculture (11 %)

It is expected that by 2013 the following number of graduates with qualifications suitable for this occupational subgroup will enter the labour market:

Education Number of graduates entering labour market by 2013 Development of graduate numbers in 2009-2013
Tertiary - building and life science 21 680 rapid increase
Tertiary - mechanical engineering 5 840 slight decrease
Secondary (3a) - building and life science 8 300 rapid decrease
Tertiary - other technical fields and agriculture 22 540 slight increase

The development of the number of graduates is ranked using a five-degree scale: rapid decrease - slight decrease - stagnation - slight increase - rapid increase.

Computing professionals (ISCO 213)

Development of employment in this occupational subgroup (in thousands)

  • Total employment
  • Development of employment in this occupational subgroup

Occupations in this subgroup are most frequently found in the following industries:

In 2008 the median age of employees in this subgroup was 34 years, in the economy as a whole it was 41 years.

The age structure of employees in this occupational subgroup:

Employees in this occupational subgroup most frequently have the following qualification:

  • Tertiary - electricity and electronics (21 %)
  • Tertiary - other technical fields and agriculture (16 %)
  • Secondary (3a) - electricity and electronics (11 %)

It is expected that by 2013 the following number of graduates with qualifications suitable for this occupational subgroup will enter the labour market:

Education Number of graduates entering labour market by 2013 Development of graduate numbers in 2009-2013
Tertiary - electricity and electronics 12 300 slight increase
Tertiary - other technical fields and agriculture 22 540 slight increase
Secondary (3a) - electricity and electronics 19 900 slight decrease

The development of the number of graduates is ranked using a five-degree scale: rapid decrease - slight decrease - stagnation - slight increase - rapid increase.

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