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Table 10 - Number of teaching staff in England, Wales and Northern Ireland by HE provider and teaching qualification marker 2014/15 to 2021/22

HE Staff Data

Table 10 - Number of teaching staff in England, Wales and Northern Ireland by HE provider, teaching qualification marker and academic year

Academic years 2014/15 to 2021/22

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This table represents numbers of staff at providers with or without teaching qualifications. Where staff are in multiple contracts at the same provider in the same academic year, they are counted once in this table.

Type of data

Administrative data

Data source

HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) is part of Jisc. We 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:

  • Governments
  • 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.

Related releases

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.

Further information

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