The Sectoral Skills Assessments (SSAs) look at current and future skills demand in the key sectors across Scotland. From 2022/23, the SSAs will be published by SDS on an annual basis, and will continue to review new data, evidence, and insight.

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:

  • Key strategic drivers
  • The Economy
  • Current and Future Demand
  • Job Postings

Industry experts have also provided sectoral insight focusing on the future challenges and ambitions of each sector.

A separate technical note is available to provide more information on the main datasets utilised within the SSAs.

For any further information or queries on the SSAs or any of our other products, please contact: RSA@sds.co.uk

16 February 2022

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 Technologies

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Sector Skills Assessments

Sectoral Skills Assessment - Early Learning and Childcare

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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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Sector Skills Assessments

Sectoral Skills Assessment - Social Care

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Sector Skills Assessments

Sectoral Skills Assessment - Tourism

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3 February 2022

Sector Skills Assessments

Sectoral Skills Assessment - Technical Note

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