Figure 2 - Academic staff (excluding atypical) by employment conditions 2016/17 to 2020/21
- Title: Academic staff (excluding atypical) by source of basic salary, academic employment function, contract level, terms of employment, mode of employment and sex
- Reference ID: SB261 Figure 2
- Location: UK
- Academic years: 2016/17 to 2020/21
- Data source: HESA
- Sourced from: Higher Education Staff Statistics: UK, 2020/21
- Data source link: https://www.hesa.ac.uk/data-and-analysis/sb261/figure-2
- Data file canonical link: https://www.hesa.ac.uk/data-and-analysis/sb261/figure-2.csv
- Licence: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence
- Disclaimer: Please note that this data includes rounded totals. Caution must be taken when importing into a pivot table so as not to double count.
- 2016/17 total: 206,870
- 2017/18 total: 211,980
- 2018/19 total: 217,065
- 2019/20 total: 223,525
- 2020/21 total: 224,530
- Last updated: Feb-22
Figure 2 - Academic staff (excluding atypical) by employment conditions
Academic years 2016/17 to 2020/21
Type of data
HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) are the experts in UK higher education data and analysis. We have been collecting higher education information since the 1994/95 academic year.
Staff data is taken from the HESA Staff record, which universities, colleges and other higher education providers return to HESA on an annual basis. The Staff record collects a range of information about the personal characteristics of staff and the details of their employment contracts.
We provide data and analysis on staff to a wide variety of customers, including:
- Universities (via the Heidi Plus analytics tool)
- Academic and commercial researchers
- Students and potential students
- Trade unions and employers' associations
- Policy makers.
Our data is used to regulate the sector, inform policy making, advance understanding of social and economic trends, support decision making, and enhance public understanding of - and confidence in - the higher education sector.
Rounding and suppression strategy
We implement a rounding and suppression strategy in published and released tabulations designed to prevent the disclosure of personal information about any individual. This strategy involves rounding all numbers to the nearest multiple of 5 and suppressing percentages and averages based on small populations.
We publish annual statistical bulletins about staff in higher education.
Our HE Staff Data pages collect together all of the tables we publish on staff in higher education.