Jobs in 2030: What skills will you need?

To coincide with the launch of our report 'The Future of Skills: Employment in 2030', we've published a new data visualisation that summarises the findings.

This unique study goes beyond considering the effects of automation on employment, and accounts for all the major forces that will shape the UK's labour market, from climate change to population ageing.

Combining the judgments of experts with machine learning, the study predicts the outlook for each occupation and identifies the skills that will protect workers against these forces of change.

The big picture

The Nesta study has found that 8 per cent of workers are in occupations that are very likely to grow over the next 10-15 years (as a percentage of the workforce), while 21 per cent are in occupations that are very likely to shrink.

Overall, the majority of workers are in occupations with highly uncertain futures. This means that all is still to play for, and workers can improve their employment prospects by acquiring the right skills.

The visualisation we've created walks readers through the wider results.

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Cath Sleeman

Cath Sleeman

Cath Sleeman

Head of Data Discovery, Data Analytics Practice

Dr Cath Sleeman is the Head of Data Discovery.

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