Scottish Employer Skills Survey 2020

Welcome to the microsite for the Scottish Government and Skills Development Scotland Scottish Employer Skills Survey 2020.

What is the Scottish Employer Skills Survey?

The Scottish Employer Skills Survey involves 3,500 interviews with employers in Scotland. The survey has been commissioned by Scottish Government and Skills Development Scotland. Fieldwork for the survey is being carried out between October and December 2020 by IFF Research, an independent market research agency.

The Scottish Employer Skills Survey gathers information on the extent and nature of skills challenges that employers face within their workforce and when recruiting, and the training they undertake. This year, the survey also includes some questions about how employers have responded to Covid-19 and the impact that Covid-19 has had on working practices.

Results from the 2017 UK-wide survey can be viewed on the website:

The success of the survey is dependent on the willingness of employers to take part. If selected, employers can choose a time that suits them to be interviewed. If you are a participant you can find more information on our FAQs page.

The results of the survey will be made publicly available on the Scottish Government website in 2021.

If you have any questions or need to contact us about the survey, please click here.