Demand tables

Analysis of the demand for engineers forecast

These tables are based on Working Futures 2014-2024, a comprehensive and detailed model of the UK labour market, produced by the Warwick Institute for Employment Research (IER) and Cambridge Economics for the UK Commission for Employment Skills (UKCES). It projects the future size and shape of the labour market by considering employment prospects by industrial sector, occupation, qualification level, gender and employment status.

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Demand definitions

See the definitions of the data types used in this resource

Net requirement

Net requirement: the sum of expansion demand and replacement demand. This is the overall demand expected, given both growth/decline in the number of jobs available (‘expansion demand’) and projected numbers leaving the labour market either temporarily or permanently (‘replacement demand’).

Annual requirement

Annual requirement: the net requirement projected to arise between 2014 and 2024, divided across the 10 years. Please note this approach assumes the net requirement is distributed evenly across this period of time. In reality, this is likely to be different. 

Core engineering occupations

Core engineering occupations: engineering-based roles that require the consistent application of engineering knowledge and skills to execute the role effectively e.g. production and process engineer.

Related engineering occupations

Related engineering occupations: those that require a mixed application of engineering knowledge and skill alongside other skill sets, which are often of greater importance to executing the role effectively e.g. architect.