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Standard Occupational Classification: SOC2020

Major group   |   Sub-major group   |   Minor group   |   Unit group (four digit)

Major group

  • 1 Managers, directors and senior officials
  • 2 Professional occupations
  • 3 Associate professional occupations
  • 4 Administrative and secretarial occupations
  • 5 Skilled trades occupations
  • 6 Caring, leisure and other service occupations
  • 7 Sales and customer service occupations
  • 8 Process, plant and machine operatives
  • 9 Elementary occupations

Sub-major group

  • 11 Corporate managers and directors
  • 12 Other managers and proprietors
  • 21 Science, research, engineering and technology professionals
  • 22 Health professionals
  • 23 Teaching and other educational professionals
  • 24 Business, media and public service professionals
  • 31 Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
  • 32 Health and social care associate professionals
  • 33 Protective service occupations
  • 34 Culture, media and sports occupations
  • 35 Business and public service associate professionals
  • 41 Administrative occupations
  • 42 Secretarial and related occupations
  • 51 Skilled agricultural and related trades
  • 52 Skilled metal, electrical and electronic trades
  • 53 Skilled construction and building trades
  • 54 Textiles, printing and other skilled trades
  • 61 Caring personal service occupations
  • 62 Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
  • 63 Community and civil enforcement occupations
  • 71 Sales occupations
  • 72 Customer service occupations
  • 81 Process, plant and machine operatives
  • 82 Transport and mobile machine drivers and operatives
  • 91 Elementary trades and related occupations
  • 92 Elementary administration and service occupations

Minor group

  • 111 Chief Executives and Senior Officials
  • 112 Production Managers and Directors
  • 113 Functional Managers and Directors
  • 114 Directors in Logistics, Warehousing and Transport
  • 115 Managers and Directors in Retail and Wholesale
  • 116 Senior Officers in Protective Services
  • 117 Health and Social Services Managers and Directors
  • 121 Managers and Proprietors in Agriculture Related Services
  • 122 Managers and Proprietors in Hospitality and Leisure Services
  • 123 Managers and Proprietors in Health and Care Services
  • 124 Managers in Logistics, Warehousing and Transport
  • 125 Managers and Proprietors in Other Services
  • 211 Natural and Social Science Professionals
  • 212 Engineering Professionals
  • 213 Information Technology Professionals
  • 214 Web and Multimedia Design Professionals
  • 215 Conservation and Environment Professionals
  • 216 Research and Development (R&D) and Other Research Professionals
  • 221 Medical Practitioners
  • 222 Therapy Professionals
  • 223 Nursing Professionals
  • 224 Veterinarians
  • 225 Other Health Professionals
  • 231 Teaching Professionals
  • 232 Other Educational Professionals
  • 241 Legal Professionals
  • 242 Finance Professionals
  • 243 Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
  • 244 Business and Financial Project Management Professionals
  • 245 Architects, Chartered Architectural Technologists, Planning Officers, Surveyors and Construction Professionals
  • 246 Welfare Professionals
  • 247 Librarians and Related Professionals
  • 248 Quality and Regulatory Professionals
  • 249 Media Professionals
  • 311 Science, Engineering and Production Technicians
  • 312 CAD, Drawing and Architectural Technicians
  • 313 Information Technology Technicians
  • 321 Health Associate Professionals
  • 322 Welfare and Housing Associate Professionals
  • 323 Teaching and Childcare Associate Professionals
  • 324 Veterinary nurses
  • 331 Protective Service Occupations
  • 341 Artistic, Literary and Media Occupations
  • 342 Design Occupations
  • 343 Sports and Fitness Occupations
  • 351 Transport Associate Professionals
  • 352 Legal Associate Professionals
  • 353 Finance Associate Professionals
  • 354 Business Associate Professionals
  • 355 Sales, Marketing and Related Associate Professionals
  • 356 Public Services Associate Professionals
  • 357 HR, Training and Other Vocational Associate Guidance Professionals
  • 358 Regulatory Associate Professionals
  • 411 Administrative Occupations: Government and Related Organisations
  • 412 Administrative Occupations: Finance
  • 413 Administrative Occupations: Records
  • 414 Administrative Occupations: Office Managers and Supervisors
  • 415 Other Administrative Occupations
  • 421 Secretarial and Related Occupations
  • 511 Agricultural and Related Trades
  • 521 Metal Forming, Welding and Related Trades
  • 522 Metal Machining, Fitting and Instrument Making Trades
  • 523 Vehicle Trades
  • 524 Electrical and Electronic Trades
  • 525 Skilled Metal, Electrical and Electronic Trades Supervisors
  • 531 Construction and Building Trades
  • 532 Building Finishing Trades
  • 533 Construction and Building Trades Supervisors
  • 541 Textiles and Garments Trades
  • 542 Printing Trades
  • 543 Food Preparation and Hospitality Trades
  • 544 Other Skilled Trades
  • 611 Teaching and Childcare Support Occupations
  • 612 Animal Care and Control Services
  • 613 Caring Personal Services
  • 621 Leisure and Travel Services
  • 622 Hairdressers and Related Services
  • 623 Housekeeping and Related Services
  • 624 Cleaning and Housekeeping Managers and Supervisors
  • 625 Bed and Breakfast and Guest House Owners and Proprietors
  • 631 Community and Civil Enforcement Occupations
  • 711 Sales Assistants and Retail Cashiers
  • 712 Sales Related Occupations
  • 713 Shopkeepers and Sales Supervisors
  • 721 Customer Service Occupations
  • 722 Customer Service Supervisors
  • 811 Process Operatives
  • 812 Metal Working Machine Operatives
  • 813 Plant and Machine Operatives
  • 814 Assemblers and Routine Operatives
  • 815 Construction Operatives
  • 816 Production, Factory and Assembly Supervisors
  • 821 Road Transport Drivers
  • 822 Mobile Machine Drivers and Operatives
  • 823 Other Drivers and Transport Operatives
  • 911 Elementary Agricultural Occupations
  • 912 Elementary Construction Occupations
  • 913 Elementary Process Plant Occupations
  • 921 Elementary Administration Occupations
  • 922 Elementary Cleaning Occupations
  • 923 Elementary Security Occupations
  • 924 Elementary Sales Occupations
  • 925 Elementary Storage Occupations
  • 926 Other Elementary Services Occupations

Unit group (four digit)

  • 7220 Customer service supervisors
  • 8111 Food, drink and tobacco process operatives
  • 8112 Textile process operatives
  • 8113 Chemical and related process operatives
  • 8114 Plastics process operatives
  • 8115 Metal making and treating process operatives
  • 8119 Process operatives n.e.c.
  • 8120 Metal working machine operatives
  • 8131 Paper and wood machine operatives
  • 8132 Mining and quarry workers and related operatives
  • 8133 Energy plant operatives
  • 8134 Water and sewerage plant operatives
  • 8135 Printing machine assistants
  • 8139 Plant and machine operatives n.e.c.
  • 8141 Assemblers (electrical and electronic products)
  • 8142 Assemblers (vehicles and metal goods)
  • 8143 Routine inspectors and testers
  • 8144 Weighers, graders and sorters
  • 8145 Tyre, exhaust and windscreen fitters
  • 8146 Sewing machinists
  • 8149 Assemblers and routine operatives n.e.c.
  • 8151 Scaffolders, stagers and riggers
  • 8152 Road construction operatives
  • 8153 Rail construction and maintenance operatives
  • 8159 Construction operatives n.e.c.
  • 8160 Production, factory and assembly supervisors
  • 8211 Large goods vehicle drivers
  • 8212 Bus and coach drivers
  • 8213 Taxi and cab drivers and chauffeurs
  • 8214 Delivery drivers and couriers
  • 8215 Driving instructors
  • 8219 Road transport drivers n.e.c.
  • 8221 Crane drivers
  • 8222 Fork-lift truck drivers
  • 8229 Mobile machine drivers and operatives n.e.c.
  • 8231 Train and tram drivers
  • 8232 Marine and waterways transport operatives
  • 8233 Air transport operatives
  • 8234 Rail transport operatives
  • 8239 Other drivers and transport operatives n.e.c.
  • 9111 Farm workers
  • 9112 Forestry and related workers
  • 9119 Fishing and other elementary agriculture occupations n.e.c.
  • 9121 Groundworkers
  • 9129 Elementary construction occupations n.e.c.
  • 9131 Industrial cleaning process occupations
  • 9132 Packers, bottlers, canners and fillers
  • 9139 Elementary process plant occupations n.e.c.
  • 9211 Postal workers, mail sorters and messengers
  • 9219 Elementary administration occupations n.e.c.
  • 9221 Window cleaners
  • 9222 Street cleaners
  • 9223 Cleaners and domestics
  • 9224 Launderers, dry cleaners and pressers
  • 9225 Refuse and salvage occupations
  • 9226 Vehicle valeters and cleaners
  • 9229 Elementary cleaning occupations n.e.c.
  • 9231 Security guards and related occupations
  • 9232 School midday and crossing patrol occupations
  • 9233 Exam invigilators
  • 9241 Shelf fillers
  • 9249 Elementary sales occupations n.e.c.
  • 9251 Elementary storage supervisors
  • 9252 Warehouse operatives
  • 9253 Delivery operatives
  • 9259 Elementary storage occupations n.e.c.
  • 9261 Bar and catering supervisors
  • 9262 Hospital porters
  • 9263 Kitchen and catering assistants
  • 9264 Waiters and waitresses
  • 9265 Bar staff
  • 9266 Coffee shop workers
  • 9267 Leisure and theme park attendants
  • 9269 Other elementary services occupations n.e.c.