Employer Skills Survey 2024

Welcome to the microsite for the Department for Education (DfE) 2024 UK Employer Skills Survey.

What is the UK Employer Skills Survey?

The Employer Skills Survey is based on over 20,000 telephone interviews with employers in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland and is one of the largest employer surveys in the world.

The survey is vital to the work of DfE and their partners both within national and local government. The survey gathers information on the skills challenges that employers face within their workforce and when recruiting, the nature of any training provided, and awareness and involvement in various initiatives and programmes.

Employer Skills Survey 2022

The last Employer Skills Survey was carried out in 2022 and results from this survey can be viewed on the GOV.UK website: Employer skills survey: 2022 - GOV.UK

For 2022 results from data collected with employers in Scotland specifically, please see the Scottish Government website: UK Employer Skills Survey 2022 - Scotland Report - gov.scot (www.gov.scot).

For 2022 results from data collected with employers in Wales specifically, please see the Welsh Government website: Employer Skills Survey: 2022 (Wales report) | GOV.WALES

For 2022 results from data collected with employers in Northern Ireland specifically, please see the Northern Irish Department for the Economy website: Employer Skills Survey 2022 | Department for the Economy (economy-ni.gov.uk)

Taking part in 2024

Fieldwork for the survey is being carried out between May and December 2024 by IFF Research on behalf of the Department for Education, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government, and the Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland.

The success of the survey is dependent on the willingness of employers to take part. If selected, employers can choose a time that suits them to be interviewed. If you are a participant or are considering taking part, you can find more information on our FAQs page.

The results of the survey will be made publicly available on the GOV.UK website in 2025. If you participate in the survey you will be asked if you would like to receive a summary report of the findings of the survey.

The Employer Skills Survey data are official statistics. As such, fieldwork is permitted to continue in the pre-election period in line with the civil service guidance.

If you have any questions or need to contact us about the survey, please email us at SkillsSurvey2024@iffresearch.com.