In terms of the total number of IT professionals, Portugal ranks in the middle of European countries. According to Eurostat data from 2019, the countries with the highest number of IT professionals were Germany (over 1.1 million), the United Kingdom (over 1 million), France (over 840,000), and Italy (over 500,000).
However, when looking at the number of IT professionals per capita, Portugal ranks higher than some European countries. According to data from the European Commission, Portugal had 10.7 IT specialists per 1,000 people in employment in 2019, which was higher than the European Union (EU) average of 9.2. Portugal ranked higher than countries such as Greece, Italy, and Spain in terms of IT specialists per capita.
It's important to note that these figures may have changed in recent years and may vary depending on the source of the data and the specific criteria used to define an IT professional.