Proportion of job vacancies that are due to a skill-shortage in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2011 to 2015, by country

Skill-shortage vacancies (SSVs) in the United Kingdom (UK) 2011-2015, by country This statistic shows the proportion of job vacancies that are due to a skill-shortage in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2011 to 2015, by country. The countries most affected by general skill shortage in 2015 were, at 24 percent of all vacancies, Wales and Scotland. This was an increase of 6 percent and 9 percent respectfully on 2011. Overall in 2015, the skill shortage was said by employers to have created 23 percent of all vacancies, making them therefore 'hard-to-fill'. Northern Ireland was the only country to have seen a reduction in the skill-shortage from 2011 to 2015.
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Northern Ireland21%18%14%
Wales18%20%24%
England15%22%23%
Scotland15%25%24%
UK16%22%23%
201120132015
Northern Ireland21%18%14%
Wales18%20%24%
England15%22%23%
Scotland15%25%24%
UK16%22%23%
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This statistic shows the proportion of job vacancies that are due to a skill-shortage in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2011 to 2015, by country. The countries most affected by general skill shortage in 2015 were, at 24 percent of all vacancies, Wales and Scotland. This was an increase of 6 percent and 9 percent respectfully on 2011. Overall in 2015, the skill shortage was said by employers to have created 23 percent of all vacancies, making them therefore 'hard-to-fill'. Northern Ireland was the only country to have seen a reduction in the skill-shortage from 2011 to 2015.
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Release date
May 2016
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
2011 to 2015
Number of respondents
91,210*
Special properties
establishments with at least 2 staff
Method of interview
Telephone interview
Supplementary notes
Skill-shortage vacancies (SSVs) are defined by the source as: Vacancies which are proving difficult to fill due to the establishment not being able to find applicants with the appropriate skills, qualifications or experience.
During the survey, employers were first asked to give their reasons for not being able to fill vacancies spontaneously (i.e. without being presented with a list of possible reasons). Any employers not reporting skills-related issues were then prompted as to whether any of their hard-to-fill vacancies were proving hard-to-fill due to a lack of skills, experience or qualifications among applicants, and these responses combined to give an overall picture of the incidence and volume of skill-shortage vacancies in the market.
* Breakdown of unweighted base by country in 2015: -
England: 75,129
Scotland: 6,035
Wales: 6,027
Northern Ireland: 4,014
Unweighted base by country in 2013: -
England: 75,255
Scotland: 6,014
Wales: 5,996
Northern Ireland: 4,014
Total base size in 2011 was 86,522

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