Spain ranks seventeenth in the teleworking rankings in the European Union, with 8% of people regularly working telematically, a value below the 10% average of the continent and far from the top places This is according to Eurostat- Data provided by Infojobs at the same time as Telework Day.
This figure of 8% is well below the records of the countries that top the list. First up is Ireland, where one in four people regularly work from home. Next are Finland (23%), Sweden (18%) and the Netherlands (18%). On the other side of the coin are Romania with 1%, Bulgaria with 2% and Hungary and Greece with 3% each.
According to the Active Population Survey (EPA) prepared by the INE, in the second quarter of 2023, 7.3% of employed people in Spain carried out their professional activity from home for more than half of their working days. In absolute numbers, there are a total of 1,527,800 people who telework. To this figure we must add 6.6% who reported having occasionally teleworked (1,381,200 people).
However, Infojobs states that teleworking in Spain increases to 22% of workers when 100% remote work and the remaining hybrid formats are taken into account. Likewise, it points out that one in five job offers reported on its platform this year offers the possibility of teleworking. Of the almost 1.7 million offers published on Infojobs so far this year, 308,382 include the option of teleworking. Compared to the previous year, the value has of course fallen by 15.5%.
As for the profile of people who telework, they are between 25 and 44 years old, they are residents of cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants, with a university education and with a net monthly income of more than 2,500 euros. Almost half of the 20 positions that lead the ranking of vacancies with remote work belong to the areas of IT and telecommunications.