Information technology feeds more than 750 thousand people in Moscow

    Hello! Our analysts calculated how many Muscovites work in IT, telecom and online business. As it turned out, more than 750 thousand specialists and members of their families depend on high technology. Which of these industries creates the most jobs and where are the cuts expected? The main trends under the cut.

    What did you think?

    The statistics of Rosstat in the region were compared with the reporting of Moscow companies according to the appropriate OKVED codes, estimates of industry experts and consultants. The most difficult task was to estimate the number of people employed in the Internet industry, here the existing classifiers are not always relevant.

    As a result, 320 thousand people were directly employed in all three sectors — communications, the Internet, and IT — of whom about 140 thousand were programmers. The average household size in Moscow, according to Mosgorstat, is 2.7 people. We introduced a correction factor that takes into account that among the employees of technology companies there are many young people who are not burdened by their families, and that there can be two IT people in the same family, they received the final figure - 752.6 thousand residents of the capital feed high technologies.

    Where is the work?

    Most of the jobs in Moscow are created by the IT business. By the end of 2014, 170 thousand people were working in this industry. There were about 100 thousand communication workers for the same period (13.5 thousand of them were employees of the Moscow branch of the Russian Post), and 50 thousand specialists worked in Internet companies. Despite the difficult economic situation, over the year in all three segments, according to our estimates, a record number of vacancies was opened - about 100 thousand. And what is especially interesting, in comparison with 2013, the number of open positions that do not require work experience has not changed - in 2014 there were about 9% of the total number (in crisis periods, usually they look for experienced specialists for less money).

    Where does it grow, where does it shrink?

    In the first half of 2014, Internet companies grew wildly and accordingly hired a lot. Although the dynamics has fallen dramatically by December, this is the only industry where, according to our forecasts, this year the number of employees will continue to increase (by about 8-10%).

    The most serious difficulties await the representatives of the IT department - due to a reduction in the budget for informatization in the corporate and public sector companies will leave 10-11% of the staff. In telecom, there will be less reductions - 6-8% of positions may disappear there, this industry, according to our estimates, is most dependent on the end user, and the townspeople are unlikely to use less communication, the intensity of consumption is only growing.

    At the same time, do not expect that your salary will increase significantly, and the company will continue to invest in your education, the costs of corporate universities and business schools will be significantly reduced so as not to part with expensive qualified specialists.

    An interesting fact: by the end of 2014, 800 technology companies had closed in Moscow, while 20% more than in 2013, IPs were registered in this area.

    Thanks for attention.

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