Marcela Hallová – Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Economics and Management, Institute of Accounting and Informatics, Tr. A.Hlinku 2, 949 01 Nitra, Slovakia
Martina Hanová –
Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Economics and Management, Institute of Statistics, Operations Research and Mathematics, Tr. A.Hlinku 2, 949 01 Nitra, Slovakia


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 Work positions are constantly changing and evolving. Some po­sitions are disappearing, but on the other side, new ones are emerging that correspond to the requirements of the labour market. Significant changes in positions occurred mainly in the IT sector, due to the rapid development of information technology. However, over the last few years, employers have pointed to the lack of ICT professionals and this trend is expected to contin­ue in the coming years. For example, in 2019 it was estimated that Slovakia lacked 13,000 IT specialists, in 2020 and 2021 this number increased slightly and in the following years, this number should continue to increase. Within the EU, even 500,000 missing workers are expected in this sector. It is impor­tant to note that an ICT professional means a person who understands the technical parameters of computers or controls programming, or complex processes related to information processing.

The paper aims to describe the position of IT specialists and analyse the situ­ation in the labour market in Slovakia and the countries of the European Un­ion from the point of the number of IT specialists.


IT Sector; IT Specialist; Education in ICT


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