UK Employer Skills Survey 2022 – Scotland Report

Publication of Scotland results from the UK Employer Skills Survey 2022.


1 Fieldwork for the Scottish ESS 2020 was undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, where results from 2020 are reported, they should be considered within this context.

2 Brunello, Giorgio and Wruuck, Patricia, Skill Shortages and Skill Mismatch in Europe: A Review of the Literature (May 2019). IZA Discussion Paper No. 12346, Available at SSRN: or

3 The Scottish establishments that completed module E were initially sampled as English establishments. Their geography was amended in line with the information they provided in the survey.



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