Labour Market Information (LMI) is a useful tool to help research future jobs in the local area, understand the skills needed for certain roles and the demand for future employment.

LMI helps to break down the complex ‘world of work’– ranging from descriptions of different careers, their entry routes, promotional prospects, salaries paid, skills and qualifications needed, etc. Crucially for young people, LMI also covers future demand – what kinds of jobs will be in demand after leaving school and what kinds of skills will be needed.

Why is Labour Market Information Important to Young People?

It is vital, in an environment where new industries are emerging and many of the most important jobs of the future don’t yet exist, that individuals have access to high-quality labour market information and earnings data to underpin their choices’. Anne Milton MP

Careerometer – A tool to compare jobs

Use the Careerometer below to compare different jobs — salary, working hours, etc.

Just click the dotted square. Type in the first career that you think you might be interested in and select from the drop-down list, then add your second choice to see the comparison.

Useful links

UK labour market projections: 2014 to 2024

Labour Market Information (LMI) Careers enterprise LMI hub

National Careers Service

Careers Advice for Parents