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HE Staff Data: Frequently asked questions

We publish a wide range of tables and charts about staff employed in higher education. The areas above guide you through the information we collect, and we have also published a complete list of our tables.

The table below identifies the charts and tables that answer some of the most common questions about HE staff. Use the drop-down filter to select the topic that most interests you, or the search box to display more specific questions (such as searching for 'salary', or 'ethnicity').

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How many staff are employed in UK higher education providers? Figure 2: All staff (excluding non-academic atypical) by academic contract marker and activity standard occupational classification HESA Staff numbers staff; academic; non-academic; full-time; part-time
How have staff numbers changed over time? Chart 1: Academic and non-academic staff in UK Higher Education 2004/05 to 2017/18
Figure 1 - Staff at HE providers by mode of employment and academic contract marker 2013/14 to 2017/18
Figure 2: All staff (excluding non-academic atypical) by academic contract marker and activity standard occupational classification 2013/14 to 2017/18
HESA Staff numbers academic; non-academic; staff; changes
What are the equality characteristics of academic staff? Figure 6: All staff (excluding atypical) by equality characteristics HESA Personal characteristics sex; gender; male; female; men; women; ethnic; ethnicity; disabled; disability; nationality; national; nationals; from; EU; age; old
How many staff are employed at university x? Table 1: HE staff by HE provider and activity standard occupational classification 2014/15 to 2017/18
Table 7: HE academic staff by HE provider and source of basic salary 2014/15 to 2017/18
HESA Universities and colleges HEP; HEPs; providers; HE providers; universities; colleges; university; college; conservatoire; conservatoires; school
What are the personal characteristics of staff employed at university x? Table 2: HE staff by HE provider 2014/15 to 2017/18 HESA Universities and colleges HEP; HEPs; providers; HE providers; universities; colleges; university; college; conservatoire; conservatoires; school; sex; gender; male; female; men; women; ethnic; ethnicity; disabled; disability; age; old
What are the equality characteristics of academic and non-academic staff? Table 3: HE staff by activity standard occupational classification 2014/15 to 2017/18 HESA Personal characteristics sex; gender; male; female; men; women; ethnic; ethnicity; disabled; disability; age; old; occupation; non-academic; support; administrative
What is the ethnic profile of academic staff? Table 4: HE academic staff by ethnicity and academic employment function 2014/15 to 2017/18 HESA Personal characteristics ethnic; ethnicity; race; racial; white; black; asian
How many academic staff are disabled? Table 5: HE academic staff by disability and academic employment function 2014/15 to 2017/18 HESA Personal characteristics disabled; disability
What is the full-time equivalent number of staff at university x? Table 6: HE Staff FTE by HE provider and activity standard occupational classification 2014/15 to 2017/18 HESA Full-time equivalent fte
How many academic staff have a PhD? Table 8: HE academic staff by HE provider and highest qualification held 2014/15 to 2017/18 HESA Qualifications qualification; qualifications; doctorate; phd
How many academic staff are funded by other organisations? Table 9: HE academic staff by source of basic salary and contract levels 2014/15 to 2017/18 HESA Salary NHS; charity; charities; salary; salaries; funding; funded
How many teaching staff hold teaching qualifications? Table 10: Teaching staff in England, Wales and Northern Ireland by HE provider and teaching qualification marker 2016/17 to 2017/18 HESA Qualifications qualification; qualifications; qualified; teach; teaching
What is the full-time equivalent number of staff by discipline? Table 11: HE staff FTE by HE provider and cost centre 2014/15 to 2017/18 HESA Full-time equivalent fte; department; subject
How many academic staff are of x nationality? Table 12: HE academic staff by nationality and cost centre group 2014/15 to 2017/18 HESA Discipline subject; nationality; from; EU; european; country
How do academic salaries vary by sex? Table 17: HE full-time academic staff by HE provider and contract salary 2014/15 to 2017/18
Table 13: HE full-time academic staff by cost centre and contract salary 2014/15 to 2017/18
HESA Salary subject; salary; salaries; pay; paid; sex; gender; male; female
How do academic salaries vary by age? Table 18: HE full-time academic staff by HE provider and contract salary 2014/15 to 2017/18
Table 14: HE full-time academic staff by cost centre and contract salary 2014/15 to 2017/18
HESA Salary subject; salary; salaries; pay; paid; age; old; young
How do academic salaries vary by ethnicity? Table 19: HE full-time academic staff by HE provider and contract salary 2014/15 to 2017/18
Table 15: HE full-time academic staff by cost centre and contract salary 2014/15 to 2017/18
HESA Salary subject; salary; salaries; pay; paid; ethnic; ethnicity; race; racial; white; black; asian
How do academic salaries vary by disability? Table 20: HE full-time academic staff by HE provider and contract salary 2014/15 to 2017/18
Table 16: HE full-time academic staff by cost centre and contract salary 2014/15 to 2017/18
HESA Salary subject; salary; salaries; pay; paid; disabled; disability
What is the age profile of discipline x? Table 21: HE academic staff by cost centre and age 2014/15 to 2017/18 HESA Discipline subject; department; age; old; older; young; younger
How many academic staff joined or left university x? Table 22: Academic staff starters and leavers by HE provider 2014/15 to 2017/18 HESA Inflow and outflow joined; start; started; hired; left; retired; moved; academia
How many academic staff joined or left higher education? Table 23: Academic staff starters and leavers 2014/15 to 2017/18 HESA Inflow and outflow joined; start; started; hired; left; retired; moved; academia
How many female professors are there? Figure 3 - Academic staff (excluding atypical) by employment conditions 2013/14 to 2017/18 HESA Contract terms sex; gender; male; female; professors; professor;
What are the contract terms of HE staff? Figure 4 - All staff (excluding atypical) by academic contract marker, mode of employment and hourly paid marker 2017/18 HESA Contract terms hourly; paid; zero; hours; permanent; fixed; term; terms; part; full;