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Workforce mapping

Workforce mapping

In 2014, CILIP and the Archives Records Association (UK & Ireland) (ARA) commissioned Edinburgh Napier University to undertake major research to map the UK Information workforce in the United Kingdom.

Key Findings

The Library, Archive, Records, Information and Knowledge workforce are developing new roles in business, industry, government, and the third sector.

The project identified the following:

  • Estimated 86,376 people in the workforce
  • Significant gender pay gap
  • Women dominate the workforce
  • Women under-represented in senior management
  • Highly-qualified workforce
  • High-earners are more likely to hold professional qualifications than low-earners
  • An ageing workforce
  • Low ethnic diversity

Full report and Executive Summary

The report is available to download and is free of charge for CILIP members or can be purchased for £40 plus VAT for non-members.

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Any quotations from the report should indicate ‘Copyright CILIP and ARA’, where appropriate, and any references should quote the full title and web location of the report. 

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