Labour Market Information

What is Labour Market Information (LMI)?

LMI effectively describes the world of work – it ranges from descriptions of different careers, their entry routes, promotional prospects, salaries paid, skills and qualifications needed.

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.

Learning from Careers and Labour Market Information

Understanding LMI is becoming more and more important as the world changes, so that all students can be aware of where different job roles that are needed around the country and what types of jobs may need more people in the future.  Below are some of the questions we need to explore to figure out what LMI actually means.

  • What do people actually do in this job or industry?
  • How many people work in this job or industry?
  • How much do people get paid in this job or industry?
  • What qualifications do I need to do this job?
  • What skills or qualities do I need to do this job?
  • What are the typical working hours for this job?
  • What percentage of men and women work in this job or industry?
  • Where can this job or industry take me in the future?
  • Where are these jobs located around the country?
  • How many of these jobs will there be in the future?

Careerometer is an online data portal which connects and standardises existing sources of high quality, reliable LMI to support the process of identifying potential careers. It allows students to compare national average wages, working hours and future employment prospects.

How to use the Careerometer

Simply type in the first career that you think you might be interested in and select from the drop-down list, then add your second and third choices to see the comparison. 

Careerpilot : Get information : Careerometer


This Skillsometer will help you to identify key skills for your future career. You can use this as a guide to help you to understand which careers match your skills. If you’re unsure about your options and thinking about the next steps then this tool will help you to reflect on a number of different statements related to occupational categories including Artistic, Realistic, Investigative, Conventional, Enterprising, and Social, which will provide job roles tailored to you. 

How to Use the Skillsometer

To use the Skillsometer, please follow these easy steps:

  1. Hit the ‘Start Quiz’ button
  2. This will then display a number of different statements; you then need to choose the emoji which shows how you most feel about the situation/statement
  3. Continue answering how you feel about each statement, the progress bar at the bottom will show how close you are to completing the quiz
  4. Once you have completed the quiz, you’ll then see a range of suggestions based on jobs which are links to your skills and what you enjoy doing the most.

Skillsometer - Careermap

Another good place to look for information is the National Careers Service website.

As well as telling you about the skills and qualifications you need for different careers you can see how many hours you would work, whether you’d be working at evenings and weekends as well as showing you trends in the numbers of jobs in that sector.

National Careers Service

Click here for the latest LMI from the Solent region