In the European Union, two million professionals will disappear for two years. Despite the fact that the region has the best in the labor market, including Slovakia.
According to the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic, the average salary in the field of information and communication technologies amounted to 1 714 euros a year. In Slovakia, 57,000 IT-specialists have been employed.
"Even in 2010, there were less than 40,000 people, the number of people in the ICT sector is growing, but our market needs are high, so Slovakia feels the lack of IT professionals," said Slovenka Sporitelna Lenka Buchláková. The sector of information technologies has increased sales in Slovakia in recent years. Since 2010, the sales volume has increased by 37.5% and in 2017 amounted to 6.3 billion euros.
Men's IT-specialists are still more than women. In one of the member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), only one out of every 200 girls over the age of 15 wants to work in the IT zone with 20-year-olds. Girls, like girls, are hoping to become an engineer, scientists or architects.
According to experts, OECD countries have higher education than men every year, 24 percent of engineers and 25 percent of IT graduates. According to Eurostat's Bureau of European Statistics, the share of IT in women has fallen in the EU over the past decade. In 2010, their share in the IT sector was 22.5 percent, in 2017 they were less than 17 percent.
This tendency is not limited to IT staff, but also to the business sector. Only those innovative startups that invest in venture capital have created women. At the same time, they get about 23% less than men do.
"If the IT sector is attracted by many people, including women, it will be 1.2 million by 2050. Thus, the gross domestic product so far will increase to 820 billion euros, "the expert said.