The Sectoral Skills Assessments (SSAs) are a product produced by the SDS Evidence and Impact Team which look at current and future skills demand in key sectors across Scotland.

The aim of the SSA infographics is to provide a high-level evidence base to inform future investment in skills, built up from existing datasets.

The SSA Infographics focus on:

  • The Economy
  • Employment
  • Vacancies
  • Job Openings
  • Current and Future Demand.

Industry experts in each key sector have also provided insight. This focuses on the future challenges and ambitions of each sector.

The SSAs feature data aimed at illustrating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic including furlough data, job vacancies, PACE redundancy support.

In the most recent release of SSAs, Oxford Economics forecast data has been updated. This is to reflect, for example, the beginning of easing to restrictions as the Covid-19 vaccination programme is deployed across the country, the impact of the economic conditions for businesses, and continued uncertainty over Brexit.

A separate technical note has now also been published to provide more information on the main datasets utilised within the SSAs.

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Sector Skills Assessments

Sectoral Skills Assessment - Agriculture

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Sectoral Skills Assessment - Construction

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Sectoral Skills Assessment - Creative Industries

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Sectoral Skills Assessment - Digital

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Sectoral Skills Assessment - Early Learning And Childcare

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Sectoral Skills Assessment - Energy

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Sectoral Skills Assessment - Engineering

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Sectoral Skills Assessment - Financial Services

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Sectoral Skills Assessment - Food And Drink Manufacturing

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Sectoral Skills Assessment - Food And Drink Primary Production

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Sectoral Skills Assessment - Health Care

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Sectoral Skills Assessment - Life And Chemical Sciences

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Sectoral Skills Assessment - Professional Services

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Sectoral Skills Assessment - Public Sector

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Sectoral Skills Assessments - Social Care

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Sectoral Skills Assessment - Tourism

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Sectoral Skills Assessment - Technical Note

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