The Sectoral Skills Assessments (SSAs) are a product produced by the SDS Evidence and Investment Planning Team which look at current and future skills demand in the 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.

They also 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 recent introduction of tighter restrictions due to rising infection rates of COVID-19, the impact of the economic conditions for businesses, and continued uncertainty over Brexit.

The next update of Oxford Economics data will be in Spring 2021. 

8 February 2021

Sector Skills Assessments

Sectoral Skills Assessment - Agriculture

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Sector Skills Assessments

Sectoral Skills Assessment - Construction

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Sector Skills Assessments

Sectoral Skills Assessment - Creative Industries

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Sector Skills Assessments

Sectoral Skills Assessment - Digital

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Sector Skills Assessments

Sectoral Skills Assessment - Early Learning And Childcare

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25 February 2021

Sector Skills Assessments

Sectoral Skills Assessment - Energy

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Sector Skills Assessments

Sectoral Skills Assessment - Engineering

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Sector Skills Assessments

Sectoral Skills Assessment - Financial Services

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Sector Skills Assessments

Sectoral Skills Assessment - Food And Drink Manufacturing

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Sector Skills Assessments

Sectoral Skills Assessment - Food And Drink Primary Production

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Sector Skills Assessments

Sectoral Skills Assessment - Health Care

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Sector Skills Assessments

Sectoral Skills Assessment - Life And Chemical Sciences

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Sector Skills Assessments

Sectoral Skills Assessment - Professional Services

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Sector Skills Assessments

Sectoral Skills Assessment - Public Sector

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15 February 2021

Sector Skills Assessments

Sectoral Skills Assessments - Social Care

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8 February 2021

Sector Skills Assessments

Sectoral Skills Assessment - Tourism

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