Labour Market Information (LMI) is an important part of the careers advice and guidance that young people should receive. There is no one stop shop for LMI as the list below will show.
Click here for the latest statistics about the labour market in Barnet.
Click here for the latest statistics about the labour market nationally.
Scroll down to see information on London and the South East including emerging areas of employment.
Below (in no particular order) are 14 sources of LMI plus a few extra that require more work with a bit of commentary for each of the tools.
This tool uses a linked data source Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO). It includes tax, pupil and benefits data. You can explore graduate earnings by gender, subject, cohort, and years since graduation. All the earnings data is in January 2017 salaries to make it comparable across cohorts.
Where the work is
This tool uses data from job sites to show which occupations have the most job openings in an area. It goes further by saying how many of these jobs are available to school, further education or higher education leavers, and has a measure of salary. By combining salary with jobs it gives each occupation an opportunity score for the selected area.
Earnings by region
This lively infographic uses earnings data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and breaks the data down by local authority.
Earnings by occupation
This tool allows you to compare the pay of different occupations. It also forecasts the growth of that occupation. It is part of the LMI for all project.
Earnings by occupation and gender
This tool from the Office for ONS (Office National Statistics) allows you to compare gender pay gaps by occupation.
NOMIS is a service provided by the Office for National Statistics is a good source of headline LMI. Here is the LMI for Barnet
Monthly regional LMI from ONS
Every month the ONS updates the labour market statistics. Their website has had major investment recently and the usability and commentary around the statistics make them very accessible.
Concentration of industry by region
This tool shows the relative distribution of jobs by industry and by region.
This is the official university LMI website, containing data from various sources including earnings data and course satisfaction ratings.
Centre for cities
As the name implies, this site is focused on cities. It contains a wide variety of data including housing, skills, jobs and employment, welfare and demographics.
This site features videos of people in various professions. It also pulls in labour market information from the LMI for all project, including salary data.
This is a job site, where users leave commentary on companies including salary data. Other job sites can be just as useful for local LMI.
Risk of automation
This is a good example of a tool one may not think is LMI. Originally a BBC news story, it functions as a source of LMI too by allowing you to see the chance that a job will be automated. Instead of advice on what jobs to do in the future, advice on what jobs not to do might equally be useful…
Can a robot do your job?
This tool is similar to the BBC tool above but requires a bit more information and was developed more recently.
With thanks to Jonathan Boys for information from his blog