The percentage of jobs which require skills and qualifications has
increased in the past 20 years, according to new research.
A study by the ESRC Research Centre on Skills, Knowledge and
Organisational Performance (Skope) found that 28 per cent of jobs
currently require no qualifications, compared with 38 per cent in
Moreover, the figures indicate that computer skills are necessary
for almost 50 per cent of jobs, up from less than one-third in
And "influence skills", typified by the power of persuasion which
is often found in graduates seeking media sales jobs and related employment, are increasing in
importance, the survey reports.
Minister for science and innovation Malcolm Wicks commented on the
findings, saying: "This report underscores the increasing need for
people to develop and hone skills at all levels, regardless of
"It's pleasing to see the strong growth in the number of people
holding qualifications at all levels and that people are
increasingly using their skills at work."
Skope has been based at the universities of Oxford and Warwick
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