Where the work is

Burning Glass and the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) have developed Where the work is to compare entry-level employer demand and the number of learners completing related programmes of study.

This alignment can be examined by occupation group for higher education (HE) or further education (FE) programmes. The methodology used in developing this tool allows for the most detailed measure possible of employer demand, along with data from FE and HE learner figures as an estimate of supply.

The data used to produce the data visualisations are available for download.

License and access

A license for the data is not specified, but is made freely available to download. In the absence of a formal license it would be sensible to ensure the source of the data is cited (IPPR, Burning Glass and JPMorgan Chase & Co.)

Data Content

The dataset provides a number of indicators related to employment opportunities; these include demand indicators, and levels and scores for "opportunity" for FE and HE leavers. The dimensions for these indicators include both geographical areas and occupation groups.


Data is provided at all of UK level, then broken down by nation, region, and LEP.

Data Issues

The indicators are very useful and easy to use, but as ratios and levels do not always provide a very good idea of scale.

Potential applications

The data can be used to provide a high-level indication of opportunities for graduates that can be used as part of curriculum planning.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Source http://wheretheworkis.org/about.html
Last Updated 20 June 2016, 09:59 (UTC)
Created 7 June 2016, 16:14 (UTC)