Digital Economy and Society in Lithuania
(edition 2021)

Digital skills for the digital world

 

 

   People

 

Information and communication technologies (ICT) have major impact on daily life and work conditions. Businesses that use ICT on a daily basis are growing in number; therefore, there is an inevitable increase in the number of professionals who develop and maintain information technology systems. Based on data of the statistical Labour Force Survey, the number of ICT specialists in Lithuania has almost doubled over the last 10 years (from 22.7 thousand to 42.1 thousand). In 2019, 75.6 per cent of ICT specialists were men (in 2010, 67.6 per cent). Slightly more than half (52.1 per cent) of ICT professionals were under 35 years of age.


IT specialists by sex

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Source: Eurostat database

 

ICT specialists by age group

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4Per cent53.150.443.445.353.955.350.453.954.652.146.949.656.654.746.144.749.646.145.447.9Aged 15–34Aged 35–7420102011201220132014201520162017201820190255075100

Source: Eurostat database

 

ICT specialists by educational attainment level

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4Per cent22.426.122.924.524.120.220.017.318.516.777.673.977.175.575.979.880.082.781.583.3Low¹ and medium² level of educationHigh³ level of education20102011201220132014201520162017201820190255075100

¹ Low level of education – ISCED 0, 1, 2.
² Medium level of education – ISCED 3, 4.
³ High level of education – 2013 – ISCED 5, 6, from 2014 – ISCED 5, 6, 7, 8.

Source: Eurostat database

 

Number of employees in operating ICT enterprises
At the beginning of the year

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Number of employees in operating ICT enterprises by enterprise size group, 2020
At the beginning of the year

Created with Highcharts 6.1.417,40817,4082,4392,4391,6151,6151,7811,7812,8712,8712,1332,1331,2181,2181,4561,4562,1962,1966536531,0461,0464,9034,9034034033233232862865085085215212562561581586456451,8031,803J62 Computer programming consultancy and related activitiesJ63 Information service activities All enterprises0–4 employees5–9 employees10–19 employees20–49 employees50–99 employees100–149employees150–249employees250–499employees500–999employees1000 and moreemployees05,00010,00015,00020,000

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In 2019, 59 per cent of persons aged 16–74 stated that they copied or moved files or folders, 58 per cent – transferred files between computers or other devices. Slightly less than half (48 per cent) of population used word processing software, 45 per cent – installed software or mobile applications. Technical expertise, such as writing a code in a programming language, was much less common. 4.7 per cent of population (15.5 per cent in the 16–24 age group and 0.1 per cent in the 65–74 age group) wrote a code in a programming language.


Persons who have been engaged in activities related to computers and mobile devices

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4Per centPer cent58.058.056.856.846.846.836.736.740.940.940.640.630.830.826.126.125.625.64.54.558.558.557.857.847.847.844.544.542.242.241.541.532.032.027.527.523.623.64.74.720172019Individuals who have copied or moved a file or folderTransferring files between computers or other devicesUsing word processing softwareInstalling software or applications (apps)Using spread sheet softwareUsing software to edit photos, video or audio filesCreating electronic presentationsChanging the settings of any software, including operational system orsecurity programsUsing spreadsheet advanced functions to organise and analyse dataWriting a code in a programming language05101520253035404550556065

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   Business

 

Enterprises employing ICT specialists

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4Per cent22.022.022.522.516.016.015.015.015.415.418.118.117.017.015.215.215.915.9 All enterprises10–49 employees50–249 employees250 employees and over2012201320142015201620172018201920200102030405060708090

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In 2019, 13.7 per cent of enterprises (in 2018, 10.9 per cent) organized IT upskilling training: for IT specialists – 6.7, for other staff – 11.8 per cent of enterprises (at the beginning of 2018, 6.2 and 8.7 per cent respectively). ICT training was organized by more than half (59.3 per cent) of large enterprises, 24.1 per cent of medium-sized enterprises, 9.8 per cent of small-sized enterprises.


Enterprises which organise ICT training for their employees

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4Per cent9.110.79.610.98.810.913.74.76.25.86.35.46.26.77.18.47.48.26.68.711.8 ICT training for employees For ICT specialistsFor other employees20132014201520162017201820190358101315

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Enterprises which organise ICT training for their employees by enterprise size group, 2019

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4Per cent13.713.76.76.711.811.89.89.84.14.18.78.724.124.112.812.819.419.459.359.342.442.451.951.9 All enterprises10–49 employees50–249 employees250 employees and over ICT training for employeesFor ICT specialistsFor other employees020406080

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With the growing demand for IT professionals, more and more companies are facing problems in finding specialists in this field. In 2019, 58.8 per cent of enterprises (in 2018, 46.8 per cent) encountered problems in their search for ICT specialists. 64.2 per cent of medium-sized enterprises had ICT vacancies after failing to find competent specialists; 60 per cent of large enterprises and 56.2 per cent of small-sized enterprises faced the same problem.


Enterprises which had hard-to-fill ICT vacancies

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4Per cent42.742.743.643.645.345.346.646.654.754.745.045.039.539.546.846.858.858.8 All enterprises10–49 employees50–249 employees250 employees and over201120122013201420152016201720182019010203040506070

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In 2019, 8.6 per cent of enterprises (in 2018, 9.1 per cent) employed or were looking for ICT specialists. 37.2 per cent of large, 13.7 per cent of medium-sized and 6.5 per cent of small-sized enterprises were searching for ICT specialists.


Enterprises which employed or were searching for ICT specialists

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4Per cent10.110.111.311.39.39.37.47.46.56.59.49.48.48.49.19.18.68.6 All enterprises10–49 employees50–249 employees250 employees and over201120122013201420152016201720182019010203040

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At the beginning of 2020, 15.9 per cent of enterprises had ICT specialists whose main activity was related to ICT systems’ launching, enhancement and maintenance (at the beginning of 2019, 15.2 per cent).


Performance of ICT functions in enterprises, 2017

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4Per cent29.731.722.019.417.818.215.768.049.356.042.843.238.336.52.32.319.019.022.022.037.837.839.039.043.543.547.847.8Mainly own employeesMainly external suppliersNot applicableICT infrastructuremaintenanceOffice software supportWeb solution supportSecurity and data protectionWeb solution developmentBusiness managementsoftware/system (ERP, CRM)developmentBusiness managementsoftware/system (ERP, CRM)support0255075100

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At the beginning of 2020, ICT specialists accounted for 2.1 per cent of total staff of the State and municipal institutions (in 2018, 1.8 per cent). The lack of ICT specialists becomes a relevant issue: 52.2 per cent of institutions stated facing this problem. In 2019, 2.3 per cent of all public sector employees deepened their ICT knowledge (in 2017, 4.3 per cent).


Proportion of ICT specialists of State and municipal institutions, compared to the total staff

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4Per centPer cent3.53.52.42.42.72.72.32.31.81.81.81.81.91.91.21.21.31.30.50.50.20.24.34.33.03.02.52.52.52.52.42.42.12.12.02.01.21.21.11.10.40.40.30.320182020Customs institutionsMinistries and accountable institutionsSeimas of the Republic of Lithuania and accountable institutionsGovernment of the Republic of Lithuania and accountable institutionsPresidential administration of the Republic of Lithuania Total by institutionsLaw enforcement authoritiesTown and district municipalities and accountable institutionsLaw and order authoritiesImprisonment institutionsState and municipality fire protection and rescue institutions01122334455

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