In 2022, the share of women among those employed in information and communication technologies (ICT) in Bulgaria is 28.9% and is the largest among the EU member states. After us are Romania (25.2 percent) and Estonia (24.5 percent), and the smallest - in the Czech Republic (10.9 percent) and Hungary (13.6 percent).
The share of women working as ICT professionals saw a slight decline in 2022 compared to 2021 (18.9 percent vs. 19.1 percent), breaking the upward trend seen since 2014, according to the announced data from "Eurostat".
According to the data of the EU statistical office, in 2022 a total of 9.4 million people in the EU worked as ICT professionals, representing 4.6 of the total EU workforce.
The share of ICT professionals in the EU has been growing over the last decade, increasing by 1.4 percentage points (p.p.) since 2012.
Among EU countries, the share of ICT specialists is highest in Sweden (8.6 percent), followed by Luxembourg (7.7 percent) and Finland (7.6 percent). The lowest shares are observed in Greece (2.5 percent), Romania (2.8 percent) and Poland (3.6 percent).
From 2012 to 2022, the number of ICT professionals in the EU grew by 57.8 percent, which is almost 6.6 times the growth rate of employment (+8.8 percent).