Research and analysis

UKCES Employer Skills Survey 2013: Wales report

Detailed findings from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills' (UKCES) Employer Skills Survey 2013 relating specifically to Wales.

Documents

ESS 2013 Wales Slide Pack

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ESS 2013 Wales Infographic

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ESS 2013 Wales data tables

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ESS 2011 Wales data tables

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Details

This document contains all data from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills’ (UKCES) Employer Skills Survey 2013 which relates specifically to Wales. The findings are the result of almost 6,000 interviews with employers across Wales, asking a comprehensive set of questions around employment issues currently confronting them.

The Welsh government have created a report based on the findings, which can be found here.

You can find links to all of the research findings, including:

  • a summary infographic
  • slide pack
  • 2013 data tables
  • 2011 data tables.

The Employer Skills Survey is the largest survey of its kind, containing interviews with more than 91,000 employers across the UK. It provides a comprehensive picture of skills needs and training investment, including vacancies and skills shortages, employee skill gaps and the recruitment of education leavers and young people.

To find out more about all of the findings from the 2013 survey, view the Employer Skills Survey 2013 document collection.

Historic data for the 2011 survey can be found in the Employer Skills Survey 2011 document collection.

Note for users:

Investment in Training figures published in 2013 and 2011 have been revised. The revisions reflect a refined weighting approach for ESS 2015 to improve the accuracy of training spend figures in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

For revised figures, users should refer to the main ESS 2015 report. A separate technical paper has been published describing the revisions, available with the 2015 supplementary documents. Users of 2013 or 2011 data tables should contact the UKCES Employer Surveys team to request updated versions.

Published 4 June 2014
Last updated 11 February 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added note for users on revisions to 2011 and 2013 Investment in Training data.
  2. Data tables now available in open data format
  3. First published.