Which professional positions are in the highest demand and the hardest to cover in Spain?
02 de September de 2020
02 de September de 2020
EAE Business School, in collaboration with the AEDRH (Spanish Association of Human Resources Directors), recently published the EPyCE Report 2019, which gives a comprehensive overview of the positions and competences in the highest demand in the Spanish labour market.
The impact of digital progress and the big transformations under way at a business level have generated a professional panorama that is a constant state of change. The EPyCE Report 2019 aims precisely to identify these changes through research, with the goal of monitoring the evolution of the professional world, thereby enabling us to provide more effective support to the students of EAE Business School and all other agents of the labour market.
One of the main points on which the report focuses is the hardest positions to cover, as well as the positions in the highest demand over the next 2 to 3 years. Which are they? Let’s find out.
Categories of positions currently in the highest demand in Spain
According to the data gathered from the interviews with Human Resources directors, the categories currently in the highest demand in Spain are: Sales (26.34%), Engineering (24.19%), Technology (23.12%), Marketing (9.14%) and Administration, Finance and Legal (4.30%).
Positions currently in the highest demand
With respect to the positions in the highest demand, Computer Engineer headed the chart, at 7.53%, followed by Data Scientist in second place, at 6.45% and, Computer Programmer in third, at 5.38%. It should be noted that the Sales category accounted for 4 of the 10 positions in the highest demand in Spain in 2019.
“The 6th EPyCE Report 2019 shows a scenario with future positions that reflect companies’ commitment, not only in terms of digital transformation, but also compliance with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)”.
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Positions in the highest demand in Spain in the near future (2 to 3 years)
With respect to the positions in the highest demand in Spain in the near future, the categories of Technology, Sales and Engineering remained at the top of the list. The positions in the highest demand are: Big Data (11.24%), Data Science (9.55%), Digital Sales (5.06%), Computer Engineering (4.49%) and Computer programming (4.49%).
“It should be highlighted that the gap between the Technology and Sales categories continues to grow. Last year, there was a difference of just 13%, which this year the gap has increased to reach 23%”.
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Hardest positions to cover currently in Spain
According to the data obtained from the research to prepare the report, the hardest positions to cover nowadays in Spain are also those in the highest demand: Big Data (9.77%), Data Scientist (7.47%), Computer programmer (7.47%) and Computer engineer (4.60%).
Hardest positions to cover in Spain in the near future (2 to 3 years)
Moreover, the EPyCE Report 2019 reveals that the hardest positions to cover in the future are technological nature, especially in the field of Data. In addition, the least difficult positions to cover will be those related to Administration and Finance (4.27%), Logistics (1.22%) and Consultancy (0.61%).
As we can see, the categories of Engineering, Technology, Marketing and Administration represent the professional sectors in the highest demand and also the hardest to cover both now and in the future in Spanish labour market. Without a doubt, the positions of Big Data, Data Scientist, Computer Engineer and Computer Programmer will remain the key players in the Spanish professional for many years to come.
As the report shows, the labour market is a complex reality comprised of multiple agents, each with their own perspective. Reports such as EPyCE 2019 help us identify the most important dimensions of this market, as well as the key competences and positions. Moreover, they also help to analyse Human Resource Directors’ perception of the Spanish labour market and to streamline decision-making.