In Catalonia, 60% of companies related to information and communication technologies anticipate an increase in employment throughout 2023, while 37% of these expect to maintain equipment. In this sense, according to a report on ICT employment in Barcelona prepared by the Cercle Tecnològic de Catalunya, the city, which brings together two thirds of ICT workers in Catalonia, has closed 2022 with a total of 81,956 affiliations to the Security Social, 15.3% more than in 2021, representing 7% of the Catalan capital's workforce. In this sense, the report on ICT employment in Barcelona prepared by the Cercle Tecnològic de Catalunya brings forward some data from the new barometer of the sector.
So, the figures confirm the positive trend of the last ten years in the technology sector, which has increased Social Security affiliations by 145%, well above the 22% average of the Barcelona economy. In the same way, the report on ICT employment in Barcelona shows that the health emergency resulting from Covid-19 has not had a negative impact on ICT and that it has entered a period of stable growth after a punctual acceleration of activity caused by the health crisis.
The data show that the increase in employment in ICT companies in the last decade is led by the programming, consulting and other segment with a 194% increase in positions, followed by information services with 95% and the manufacture of IT products with 67%. The report concludes that the ICT sector is an ecosystem that offers services to the rest of economic activities and that growth fluctuations go hand in hand with the changes that the Spanish and European economies suffer, as well as calls for promoting vocations digital to have a consolidated sector with sustained growth.