Using the most up-to-date occupational research, UKCES has selected 40 top jobs in 10 key occupations that their analysis of the UK job market suggests will be crucial over the next decade. The jobs are listed in the table below and cover occupations in: Agriculture; Business & Finance; Construction; Education; Health & Care; Information Technology; Manufacturing, Installation & Maintenance; Protective Services; Science, Engineering & Technology; and Transport & Logistics. (Click a column title to sort).
Sources: Working Futures 2012—2022, Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings
Estimated Growth in No. of Jobs
Source: Working Futures 2012—2022
Average Pay (Mean)
U.K. average £519
Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings
Projected Job Openings
Source: UKCES Careers of the Future
Are the hard-to-fill vacancies in this occupation due to a skill shortage?
Source: UKCES Employer Skills Survey