Similar to SOC 90, SOC 2000 had been published in two volumes.
Volume 1 describes the classification, lists the structure and gives detailed descriptions of the unit groups.
Volume 2 is the coding index; an alphabetical list of over 26,000 job titles each one linked to a unit group of both the 1990 and 2000 editions of the classification.
The inclusion of two codes was a new feature for the occupation classification and has been introduced to help users make the transition from SOC 90 to SOC 2000, especially those wanting to assign codes from both classifications in one operation.
Both volumes were published at the beginning of June 2000. The SOC 2000 volumes can be downloaded from this page.
The Institute for Employment Research has developed CASCOT coding software that can be used to assist with coding to SOC and SIC. More information on this can be found in the External links section of this page.
To achieve good quality occupation coding the following information is required:
a job title
a description of the work
the nature of business of the employer
higher qualifications and membership professional bodies (especially for accountants and engineers), and
the number of employees in employing organisation (for coding to the unit group for directors and chief executives (major organisations))