What is ‘Labour Market Information’?
Labour market information can tell you:
- The number of people in certain types of jobs,
- What jobs and skills employers are looking for,
- Which industries are recruiting and where they are located,
- Growing or declining jobs in your local area and general employment trends.
When thinking about your career ideas it is useful to consider what is happening in the labour market, consider what is happening around you and always have a ‘back-up’ plan.
LMI for All
Click a sector to find out more.
|Health||Social care||Creative industries||Engineering & advanced manufacturing||Food and drink||Business finance & professional services|
|Tourism and hospitality||Retail||Construction||Logistics and distribution||Textiles manufacturing & fashion||Education|
|Healthcare is about the treatment and support of medical conditions on hospitals, health centres and in the community. If you are looking for an interesting career with lots of opportunities to progress then health is or you.||What could you earn?
Pharmacist: £26k – £83k
Phlebotomist: £16k – £23k
Paramedic: £22k – £35k
Nurse: £22k – £48k
Doctor: £26k – £102k
|Useful subjects to have for this sector: maths, biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, sociology|
|Social care is about providing personal and practical care and support to help people live their lives; it can be a very rewarding role. You could work with someone with a physical disability, a mental health conditions learning disability or someone who is overcoming other challenges in their life.||What could you earn?
Social worker: £24k – £40k
Residential home manager: £20k – £50k
Registered nurse: £22k – £48k
Housing support officer: £20k – £40k
Occupational therapist: £22k – £41k
|Useful subjects to have for this sector: health & social care, psychology, sociology, English, maths, ICT|
|The creative sector is about creating original ideas and products and is often split into 3 parts; arts, culture and creative media.||What could you earn?
TV video and audio engineer: £17k – £38k
Web designer: £18k – £40k
Print assistant: £14k – £22k
Graphic designer: £16k – £50k
Furniture maker: £14k – £35k
|Useful subjects to have for this sector: English, maths, ICT, engineering, art, music, design, media, chemistry|
ENGINEERING & ADVANCED MANUFACTURING
|Engineering involves the use of scientific and practical knowledge to invent and construct everything around us. Manufacturing is the production of goods from raw materials into finished goods and is often high tech.||What could you earn?
Production technician: £18k – £35k
Mechanical engineer: £22k – £55k
CAD technician: £16k – £36k
Electronics engineer: £20k – £50k
Technical design engineer: £27k – £50k
|Useful subjects to have for this sector: maths, physics, chemistry, English, ICT, languages, design, biology|
FOOD AND DRINK
|Food and drink is the largest manufacturing sector in the UK. From farm to fork roles include product development, manufacturing, quality testing, sales and distribution.||What could you earn?
Baker: £15k – £45k
Food scientist: £20k – £45k
Production engineer: £22k – £45k
Quality assurance technician: £22k – £35k
Food production operative: £14k – £24k
|Useful subjects to have for this sector: English, maths, chemistry, biology, business, catering, ICT, nutrition|
BUSINESS FINANCE & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
|This sector employing 41,260 covers financial, business consultancy, and legal services through to technical services such as architecture and scientific research to support roles such as customer services and business admin.||What could you earn?
Chartered accountant: £30k – £50k
Insurance account manager: £20k – £75k
Office manager: £22k – £45k
Contact centre worker: £14k – £22k
Human resources officer: £22k – £35k
|Useful subjects to have for this sector: English, maths, ICT, languages, business and admin, sociology|
TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY
|This industry includes events, hospitality services, hotels, pubs, tourist attractions, nightclubs, festivals and restaurants. If you like meeting people and are enthusiastic and organised then this could be the sector for you! There are plenty of entry-level jobs from which you can quickly progress.||What could you earn?
Restaurant manager: £18k – £45k
Chef: £14k – £50k
Events manager: £18k – £75k
Air cabin crew: £14k – £30k
Barista: £12k – £22k
|Useful subjects to have for this sector: English, business and admin, maths, leisure and tourism, languages, history, sociology, ICT, catering|
|If you like working with people this is definitely a career to choose and the options are extensive. As well as sales roles there are lots of behind the scenes jobs such as buying, merchandising, stock control, logistics, store operations as well as roles based in head office.||What could you earn?
Visual merchandiser: £12k – £55k
Sales assistant: £11k – £25k
Buyer: £22k – £50k
Car salesperson: £14k – £40k
Retail manager: £20k – £70k
|Useful subjects to have for this sector: business and admin, English, maths, ICT, design|
|This is the planning design and creation of buildings or infrastructure such as roads, bridges or railways. The construction industry is growing significantly and can offer amazing career opportunities to develop and travel.||What could you earn?
Carpenter/joiner: £28k – £32k
Electrical trades: £25k – £60k
Civil engineer: £20k – £60k
Plumber: £16k – £45k
Painter and decorator: £15k – £30k
|Useful subjects to have for this sector: maths, sciences, ICT, geography, design, English|
LOGISTICS AND DISTRIBUTION
|Logistics and transport activities involve the efficient flow of goods and services locally nationally and internationally across road, rail air or sea. It is a global, 24-7 365 days a year industry which supports all sectors. There are a wide variety of roles from sales, marketing ICT, finance, and front line operations.||What could you earn?
Transport manager: £23k – £50k
Train driver: £35 – £60k
Warehouse manager: £18k – £80k
Pilot: £18k – £100k
Airport baggage handler: £15k – £22k
|Useful subjects to have for this sector: English, business and admin, maths, languages, ICT, sciences, sociology|
TEXTILES MANUFACTURING & FASHION
|This major sector deals with making raw materials into fabric which is then dyed, printed and fabricated into clothes. New innovation will mean that ICT and CAD will be in demand to meet the needs of high tech machinery.||What could you earn?
Textiles technician: £18k – £30k
Print engineer: £16k – £35k
Graphic designer: £16k – £45k
Fashion designer: £18k – £70k
Textiles dye technician: £16k – £34k
|Useful subjects to have for this sector: English, maths, ICT, design, languages, chemistry|
|Teaching and education is a growing sector not only in the UK but around the world, and universities in particular are competing in a global market.||What could you earn?
Nursery worker: £14k – £24k
Secondary teacher: £23k – £67k
Head teacher: £44k – £115k
Learning mentor: £14k – £24k
Adult tutor: £19k – £27k
|Useful subjects to have for this sector: English, maths, sciences, languages, ICT, history, geography, RE, design and technology|