Find out all the key data on the progress of digitalisation in Spain


The Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) is a composite index that summarises relevant digital performance indicators and tracks the evolution of EU Member States' digital competitiveness. Each year, DESI reports publish countries' progress results, combining quantitative data from more than 30 indicators with analysis on the policies and best practices that have been developed in each country. This helps Member States to identify areas for priority action, such as thematic chapters, which provide EU-wide analysis in the digital areas of digital transformation.

The indicators that make up the DESI are structured around 4 dimensions:


With 69,8 points, Spain ranks third in the DESI ranking in Europe and is almost 10 points above the European average. This is due, among other reasons, to the deployment of very high-capacity networks, as well as the implementation of ultra-fast broadband connections. Although Spain has a high performance in connectivity and has considerably improved the deployment of fibre optic networks, there is still a large digital gap between rural and urban areas.
Overview of Spain in Connectivity


Human Capital

Spain ranks 10th, with a score of 51.3, above the average of the EU-27. Almost a third of the Spanish population lacks basic digital skills, but the trend is positive compared to previous years, with an increase in the number of ICT specialists and graduates. Improving human capital is a key objective for the government. Promoting scientific and technological advancement and supporting training are two of the objectives in the roadmap, and actions have been planned to strengthen the digital, scientific, and technological skills of citizens.
Infraestructuras Digitales


Integration of Digital Technology

Spain ranks 11th in relation to the integration of digital technologies by companies, with 38.6 points, a score very close to the EU average. Digital Spain 2026 proposes a series of ambitious measures and actions to advance in this area, including the SME Digitalization Plan 2021-2025 and the National Artificial Intelligence Strategy. The Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, for its part, has prioritized measures for the digitalization of companies, especially SMEs, to which 25% of the total budget for the digital area is allocated.

Digitalización de las empresas


Digital Public Services

In this area, Spain ranks fifth in the EU with 81 points, well above the European average of 67.3. The trend continues to be positive, due to the implementation of a digital strategy in the General State Administration that allows a high level of online interaction between the administration, citizens, and businesses.
Digitalización de los servicios públicos