This dataset presents online job postings data from Lightcast, which can serve as a useful but imperfect indicator of the demand for green jobs and skills in London.
It's important to note that the data and definitions used are only a partial representation of the overall demand for green jobs and skills. For more background information, please refer to our blog post, which provides additional context and insights.
More analyses of online job postings data can be found here.
- Between July and September 2023, London saw a marginal increase in both online postings for green job titles and postings featuring green skills compared to March-June 2023.
- There were, on average, around 591 online postings a month for jobs with green job titles and nearly 4,196 postings which featured green skills, as defined by Lightcast
- The key green skills featured in online postings for jobs in London over the last 12 months included Environment Health and Safety, Renewable Energy, Geography, Water treatment, and built environment.
Defining green jobs and skills
Lightcast has identified a range of green jobs and skills by analysing online job postings and using an open-source library of job titles and skills groups. Through this process, they have singled out 365 job titles with green keywords (e.g. renewable energy analysts or solar PV installers) and 112 specific green skills and qualifications.
These categories can help provide insights into the demand for green jobs and skills in London, but they do not offer a complete picture. Some green job titles and skills may not have been identified, while other jobs in green priority sectors will have titles which are not so obviously green.
Notes on data sources
Source: Lightcast, 2023. Note: online job postings are not representative of all job roles, particularly those not widely advertised online. The data captured from online postings is also inconsistent, with varying levels of detail on skills requirements and job locations, and subject to revision. Despite these limitations, online postings data is increasingly being used to complement traditional sources of labour market information due to its granularity and near real-time nature. For more information see: Understanding online job postings data
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