Labour Market Information (LMI)
Labour Market Information is vital in providing young people and their parents with information about career routes and salaries.
It helps young people explore key aspects about a particular area, including:
- The sectors, industries and businesses that operate there
- The jobs that exist
- The number and type of job vacancies
- The sectors and industries that are predicted to grow in the coming years.
- Travel to work patterns
- The kinds of skills that are/will be needed by industries and businesses.
- Pay and progression patterns
Young people thinking about future careers want to understand :
- The competition they will face – “How easy is it to get into?”
- Entry and progression routes - “How do I get into it?”
- The rewards available – “What’s the pay like?”
- The availability of jobs in their ‘travel to work area’ – “Can I travel to this work easily?”
- Recruitment and selection and the prospects of securing employment in a particular job – “Could I get into this type of work?”
- The value of particular qualifications, experience or training – “Do employers accept this qualification?”
Careerometer is an online data portal which connects and standardises existing sources of high quality, reliable LMI to support the process of identifying potential careers. It allows students to compare national average wages, working hours and future employment prospects.
Type in a job that you’d like to investigate in the first card and then select a match from the list. You can include a second and third choice for comparison if you wish.
- The data relating to hours and pay are estimates based on the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (Office for National Statistics).
- The pay estimates provided relate to mean pay for full-time jobs in an occupation.
- The estimates of future employment prospects are projections taken from the Working Futures study and are based on past employment trends.
- Please note that the accuracy of projections for individual occupations is subject to error because of the many unknown factors that may affect the economy over the projection period. Occupational employment projections and related job outlook information can usefully support the career decision-making process but they should not be the sole basis for a choice of career.