What are the trends for the future? 2
The employment level of technical managers is expected to grow by 12 per cent between 2018 and 2030, a further increase following the 7 per cent growth observed between 2006 and 2018. Between 2018 and 2030 it is estimated that there will be an additional 564,000 technical manager jobs created. 19 of analysed European countries are expected to create new jobs for technical managers, while in the remaining 9 countries their employment levels should decline.
Figure 2: Future employment growth of technical managers in European countries (2018-2030, in %)
A projected 3 million people are projected to leave the occupation between 2018 and 2030. These people will need to be replaced 3. When they are added to the projected new jobs that will be created, it is apparent that between 2018 and 2030 an estimated 3.5 million job openings will need to be filled.
Figure 3: Future job openings of technical managers (2018-2030)
In the future, it is likely that people working as technical managers will be increasingly high-qualified. In 2018, 30 per cent of people in the occupation held medium-level qualifications and this is expected to decrease in the period to 2030 when it will stand at 25 per cent. In contrast, the share of workers who are highly qualified will increase from 60 per cent in 2018 to 67 per cent in 2030. This is compensated by a fall in the share accounted for by those with low-level qualifications – from 10 per cent in 2018 to 8 per cent in 2030.
Technical managers are mostly employed in manufacturing, construction, education and health & social care. These 4 sectors represent 57% of their employment. More information on employment trends for this occupation can be found here.