Indicator shows the percentage of jobs for which transversal skills - communication skills, team-working skills, customer handling skills, problem solving skills, learning skills and planning and organisation skills - are ranked as essential.

Based on results of Cedefop's European skills and jobs survey. Respondents were asked to score how important transversal skills are for doing their job, where 0 means not at all important and 10 means essential. Scores equal to 10 were used to calculate the indicator. 

Transversal skills typically have high transferability across different jobs and sectors. Although the indicator identifies only jobs in which transversal skills are deemed to be essential, transversal skills are very important for a higher share of EU28 jobs.