TIARA Survey

Needs for accelerator scientists in Europe

A survey of the 'market needs' for accelerator scientists and engineers was performed between July and December 2012. Research institutes, companies, and other interested organisations were contacted in the TIARA member states: Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Research Institutes


The response rate of research institutes was very high (almost 90%) and we believe that we have captured an almost ‘complete’ dataset among the countries surveyed.

The response from companies was generally patchy, due, understandably, partly to concerns regarding the provision of potentially commercially-sensitive information. Nevertheless, despite being far from comprehensive, the company data indicate some clear trends and here we report relevant statistics on the received dataset.

for the period 2013-2018

for the period 2013-2018

This large increase projected for the next 5 years almost certainly reflects activity related to the construction of new major accelerator projects in Europe.

Personnel types

Difficulty recruiting

Skill shortages

Other areas of shortage

For more information, see the Needs for Accelerator Scientists Report.