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We know because we ask. The goal of TEK's research is to provide high-quality insights about the work life in the field of technology.
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What does the work life of a technology professional look like in Finland?
How are the students and recent graduates in technology field doing?
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How do international experts find employment in Finland?
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How are DEI themes displayed at technology workplaces?
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Opiskelijat kävelevät Oulun yliopiston käytävällä.
News article

Record number of academic engineers graduated

The number of graduating academic engineers and architects was 19 per cent higher last year than in 2022. A tech degree carries significant weight – four out of five graduates had a job at the time of graduation and the median monthly salary was 3,600 euros.
Piiroskuvassa on kolme opiskelijaa matematiikkaa kuvaavien elementtien kanssa.
News article

Does the field of study matter?

How easily do academic engineers and architects graduating from different fields of study find jobs? Are there major differences between different fields in terms of pay or the satisfaction with studies? TEK studied these questions.
Piirros henkilöstä, joka kantaa suurta paperipinoa, läppäriä ja kelloa.
Work life
News article

How much overtime do TEK members work?

Under the Working Hours Act, regular working hours shall not exceed eight hours a day or 40 hours a week. Overtime is defined as work that exceeds these maximum limits.
Vanhemmat pienen lapsen kanssa kotona.
Work life
News article

How people in technology workplaces think about parental leaves

Parents with young children are familiar with the parental leave reform, and they feel that it contributes to a more even distribution of family leave between parents. Those working in the field of technology feel that the employers’ attitudes are supportive of families, and that the use of family leave is mostly welcomed in the workplace. For example, more than 90% of parents of children under school age think that their employer offers sufficient support for reconciling work and family life. On the other hand, there is a fair amount of uncertainty around family leave, and some parents with young children feel that the use of family leave may pose a threat to their career development.
Joukko ihmisiä istuu pöydän ääressä pohtimassa syntyjä syviä.
News article

Entrepreneurs did well – seeking more services

According to TEK’s labour market survey, the earnings of TEK entrepreneur members increased. The average income for full-time entrepreneurs rose by over 10%, and even part-time entrepreneurs saw a 9% increase.
Joukko opiskelijoita aurinkopaneelin äärellä.
News article

Sense of belonging encourages professionals to stay in tech

Both male and female tech students feel they belong in the student community, but men feel a stronger sense of belonging in the field of technology. Gender minorities report the lowest sense of belonging. Where exactly does the problem lie?
Henkilö katsoo puhelinta.
News article

Universities and workplaces need guidance on how to use artificial intelligence

62 percent of tech students use generative artificial intelligence tools in their studies. According to surveys conducted by TEK in the autumn of 2023, AI tools have been adopted faster in studies than in working life. However, there is a lot of uncertainty among tech students about the use of artificial intelligence. Respondents in working life, on the other hand, are very confident about the continuation of their own employment despite the increasing use of AI tools.
Kaksi kypäräpäistä työmaalla.
Work life
News article

Academic engineer’s median salary rose to 5,597 euros - Collective agreement clause the most common reason for salary increase

According to the Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK’s labour market survey, the most common reason for a salary increase was the general increase agreed in the collective agreement.
Vastavalmistunut puhuu puhelimessa
Work life
Blog post

What starting salary should I ask for?

The starter salary recommendation is a good starting point for requesting a specific salary as a new graduate. When thinking about your desired salary, you might also want to take a look at TEK's Salary Surveyor and salary statistics.

TEK's annual studies

Labour market survey

TEK annually conducts a labour market survey for our members. This survey provides information on such matters as the composition of TEK’s membership, how the members are placed within the job market, how they are paid, how their salaries are developing and what their working hours are. The goal is to gain reliable and current information on the status of TEK members for lobbying and social influencing purposes. The data gained from the survey is also utilised in member services such as salary counselling and the Salary Surveyor

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Graduate Survey

TEK and Finnish universities in technology carry out a yearly feedback survey for academic engineers and architects at the time of their graduation. The feedback data and the results are widely utilized by the universities in developing the education in engineering and architecture, as well as by TEK in influencing the educational policy making

TEK is responsible for coordinating the data collection process and infrastructure, and the universities are responsible for reaching their new graduates with the TEK Graduate Survey. TEK Graduate Survey is directed by the steering group, which consists of representatives of every participating university and TEK. 

Results from 2023

Does the field of study matter?

Results from 2022

Results from 2021

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Student Survey

TEK's Student Survey provides information on students' employment, career expectations and attitudes towards work life. TEK's salary recommendations for internship and thesis work are determined based on the survey results.

The target group of the Student Survey includes all TEK student members (except those who have started their studies during the same year). The survey focuses on students’ summer jobs and working alongside studies as well as their wellbeing. The survey also has a changing theme.

Read more (in Finnish)

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