Within the context of the classification, jobs are classified in terms of their skill level and skill content.
It is used for career information to labour market entrants, job matching by employment agencies and the development of government labour market policies.
SOC2010 is the latest update and is divided into 3 volumes:
Outlines the background, resources, concepts and processes of SOC2010.
Provides the coding index for SOC2010.
NS-SEC has been constructed to measure the employment relations and conditions of occupations.
SOC2010 and NS-SEC coding tools
The Classifications and Harmonisation Unit has developed a series of coding tools to assist with coding to the standard occupational classification 2010 (SOC2010) and the National Statistics Socio-economic classification (NS-SEC).
The occupation coding tool interactively searches for a code for any inputted job title.
The occupation hierarchy allows exploration of the hierarchy of the SOC 2010 classification to assist in determining a SOC 2010 code.
The NSSEC discovery tool asks a series of up to 3 questions to code NSSEC for a given SOC 2010 code.
For more information on SOC2010 and NS-SEC, please contact the Classifications and Harmonisation Unit:
Classifications and Harmonisation Unit Office for National Statistics Segensworth Road Titchfield Fareham Hampshire PO15 5RR
Telephone: +44 (0)1329 444388