Research

Before the skills needs of the creative industries can be addressed, they must first be identified. ScreenSkills , formerly known as Creative Skillset,  has gathered comprehensive findings on the screen industries, skills needs and training provisions over many years. This directory of past research papers offers insight into the size and shape of the industries, the needs of employers and workforce and training provision.

Research published in 2020

Skills Forecasting Service research:

ScreenSkills Freelancer Survey, April 2020 (PDF)
Findings from the survey conducted among the screen industry freelance community between 31 March and 9 April 2020, in response to the Covid-19 crisis.

High-end TV research:

High-end TV UK workforce in 2019, Spring 2020 (PDF)
Identifying the key skills shortages and associated issues from the HETV industry in 2019.

Research published in 2019

Skills Forecasting Service research:

Quarterly ScreenSkills Barometer, November 2019 (PDF)
Findings from the Skills Forecasting Service, which investigates current and future skills gaps and needs in the screen industries.

Quarterly ScreenSkills Barometer, August 2019 (PDF)
Findings from the Skills Forecasting Service, which investigates current and future skills gaps and needs in the screen industries.

ScreenSkills Foresighting Analysis, August 2019 (PDF)
The Skills Foresighting Analysis seeks to explore how the screen industries workforce might change over the next five to 10 years, identifying the likely areas of disruption and seeking to understand how these will impact job roles, skill needs and working practices. 

Annual ScreenSkills Assessment, August 2019 (PDF)
A comprehensive analysis of existing data combined with a specially commissioned survey of more than 400 employers on the state of the screen sector workforce. Read the executive summary here and access the technical report here

Quarterly ScreenSkills Barometer, April 2019 (PDF)
Findings from the Skills Forecasting Service, which investigates current and future skills gaps and needs in the screen industries.

High-end TV research:

High-end TV UK workforce in 2018, March 2019 (PDF)
Identifying the key skills shortages and associated issues from the HETV industry in 2018.

Research published in 2018

Skills Forecasting Service research:

Quarterly ScreenSkills Barometer, December 2018 (PDF)
The first findings from the new Skills Forecasting Service, which investigates current and future skills gaps and needs in the screen industries.

Research published in 2017

High-End TV: Skills research October 2017, 11/2017 (PDF)
Creative Skillset research into the impact of the recent growth in FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google) and increased homegrown production activity on the UK’s High-End Television production sector.

Succeeding in the Film, Television and Games Industries, 02/2017 (PDF)
Summary of a report commissioned by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and Creative Skillset, with the British Film Institute (BFI).

Research published in 2016

Creative Skillset Employment Survey 2015, 06/2016 (PDF)
The 2015 Creative Skillset Employment Survey research was conducted in Autumn 2015, working collaboratively with industry partners.

Research published in 2015

Making TV More Diverse, 08/2015 (PDF)
Celebration of diversity-related projects in TV carried out and in development as a result of investment from partners in our High-end TV Skills Levy and the TV Skills Fund.

Creativity and Constraint: Leadership in the UK's Creative Industries, 08/2015 (PDF)
This report looks at the leadership, management and business skills gaps within the UK's Creative Industries, also identifying development interventions that may help to meet these gaps.

Creative Media Workforce Survey Report 2014, 05/2015 (PDF)
The Creative Skillset Workforce Survey provides a comprehensive profile of working life in the UK's Creative Media Industries.

Research published in 2010