Digital Talent Overview 2022
We analyse the development of digital talent gap in Europa, Catalonia and Barcelona


Check the fourth edition of our annual report, powered by Mobile World Capital, the "Department of Vice Presidency and Digital Policies and Territory of the Government of Catalonia," and the Cercle Tecnològic, as part of the Barcelona Digital Talent initiative, with the aim of discovering the impact and evolution of the digital talent gap, global trends, and the different lines of action proposed to attract higher quality talent to the ecosystem.

We observe that Catalonia added 10,500 new digital professionals in 2021, representing a 12% annual increase. The availability of these profiles has grown in all Catalan regions, although Barcelona continues to concentrate 95% of all digital talent in Catalonia and 97% of job offers. In the city of Barcelona, 9,400 new digital professionals entered the job market last year, a 40% increase compared to 2020.

Regarding job supply and demand, it is noted that the latter grew by 43% compared to the previous year, and in 2021, more than 24,600 digital job offers were posted, surpassing the demand in 2019. This rapid sector recovery contrasts with the job demand in other sectors, which is still far from pre-pandemic levels.

As for work models, new paradigms such as telecommuting or staff on demand are emerging. The proportion of ICT job offers with remote work modality increased from 4% in January 2020 to 14% by the end of 2021 in economies like Spain. Among the analyzed cities, Warsaw (21.4%) and Berlin (19.0%) offer the most remote work opportunities. Barcelona, with 14.4%, is slightly above the average.
"In this highly competitive job market, we have a collective responsibility to work together to position Barcelona as a hub for decision-making, capable of creating purposeful employment that adds value and allows us to attract and retain local and international talent. The diversity of cultures, backgrounds, gender, and experience is the driving force of innovation. As companies, we have a great opportunity to reflect, through our internal culture, the spirit of the city itself: diverse, cosmopolitan, and multicultural, which are attractive factors for the internationalization of Barcelona's digital talent."
Guillem Vila Palau, Director of Technology Centers at Ocado Technology
Remote job offers in European cities (%)
Digital Talent Overview 2022

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