Occupation register

Standard Occupation Codes (SOC) of occupations in the UK

Occupation Name Parent-Occupation Start-Date End-Date
SOC occupation Code. The commonly-used name of a record. Parent SOC occupation Code. The date a record first became relevant to a register. The date a record stopped being applicable.
1 MANAGERS, DIRECTORS AND SENIOR OFFICIALS
11 CORPORATE MANAGERS AND DIRECTORS 1
111 Chief Executives and Senior Officials 11
1115 Chief executives and senior officials 111
1116 Elected officers and representatives 111
112 Production Managers and Directors 11
1121 Production managers and directors in manufacturing 112
1122 Production managers and directors in construction 112
1123 Production managers and directors in mining and energy 112
113 Functional Managers and Directors 11
1131 Financial managers and directors 113
1132 Marketing and sales directors 113
1133 Purchasing managers and directors 113
1134 Advertising and public relations directors 113
1135 Human resource managers and directors 113
1136 Information technology and telecommunications directors 113
1139 Functional managers and directors not elsewhere classified 113
115 Financial Institution Managers and Directors 11
1150 Financial institution managers and directors 115
116 Managers and Directors in Transport and Logistics 11
1161 Managers and directors in transport and distribution 116
1162 Managers and directors in storage and warehousing 116
117 Senior Officers in Protective Services 11
1171 Officers in armed forces 117
1172 Senior police officers 117
1173 Senior officers in fire, ambulance, prison and related services 117
118 Health and Social Services Managers and Directors 11
1181 Health services and public health managers and directors 118
1184 Social services managers and directors 118
119 Managers and Directors in Retail and Wholesale 11
1190 Managers and directors in retail and wholesale 119
12 OTHER MANAGERS AND PROPRIETORS 1
121 Managers and Proprietors in Agriculture Related Services 12
1211 Managers and proprietors in agriculture and horticulture 121
1213 Managers and proprietors in forestry, fishing and related services 121
122 Managers and Proprietors in Hospitality and Leisure Services 12
1221 Hotel and accommodation managers and proprietors 122
1223 Restaurant and catering establishment managers and proprietors 122
1224 Publicans and managers of licensed premises 122
1225 Leisure and sports managers 122
1226 Travel agency managers and proprietors 122
124 Managers and Proprietors in Health and Care Services 12
1241 Health care practice managers 124
1242 Residential, day and domiciliary care managers and proprietors 124
125 Managers and Proprietors in Other Services 12
1251 Property, housing and estate managers 125
1252 Garage managers and proprietors 125
1253 Hairdressing and beauty salon managers and proprietors 125
1254 Shopkeepers and proprietors – wholesale and retail 125
1255 Waste disposal and environmental services managers 125
1259 Managers and proprietors in other services not elsewhere classified 125
2 PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS
21 SCIENCE, RESEARCH, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONALS 2
211 Natural and Social Science Professionals 21
2111 Chemical scientists 211
2112 Biological scientists and biochemists 211
2113 Physical scientists 211
2114 Social and humanities scientists 211
2119 Natural and social science professionals not elsewhere classified 211
212 Engineering Professionals 21
2121 Civil engineers 212
2122 Mechanical engineers 212
2123 Electrical engineers 212
2124 Electronics engineers 212
2126 Design and development engineers 212
2127 Production and process engineers 212
2129 Engineering professionals not elsewhere classified 212
213 Information Technology and Telecommunications Professionals 21
2133 IT specialist managers 213
2134 IT project and programme managers 213
2135 IT business analysts, architects and systems designers 213
2136 Programmers and software development professionals 213
2137 Web design and development professionals 213
2139 Information technology and telecommunications professionals not elsewhere classified 213
214 Conservation and Environment Professionals 21
2141 Conservation professionals 214
2142 Environment professionals 214
215 Research and Development Managers 21
2150 Research and development managers 215
22 HEALTH PROFESSIONALS 2
221 Health Professionals 22
2211 Medical practitioners 221
2212 Psychologists 221
2213 Pharmacists 221
2214 Ophthalmic opticians 221
2215 Dental practitioners 221
2216 Veterinarians 221
2217 Medical radiographers 221
2218 Podiatrists 221
2219 Health professionals not elsewhere classified 221
222 Therapy Professionals 22
2221 Physiotherapists 222
2222 Occupational therapists 222
2223 Speech and language therapists 222
2229 Therapy professionals not elsewhere classified 222
223 Nursing and Midwifery Professionals 22
2231 Nurses 223
2232 Midwives 223
23 TEACHING AND EDUCATIONAL PROFESSIONALS 2
231 Teaching and Educational Professionals 23
2311 Higher education teaching professionals 231
2312 Further education teaching professionals 231
2314 Secondary education teaching professionals 231
2315 Primary and nursery education teaching professionals 231
2316 Special needs education teaching professionals 231
2317 Senior professionals of educational establishments 231
2318 Education advisers and school inspectors 231
2319 Teaching and other educational professionals not elsewhere classified 231
24 BUSINESS, MEDIA AND PUBLIC SERVICE PROFESSIONALS 2
241 Legal Professionals 24
2412 Barristers and judges 241
2413 Solicitors 241
2419 Legal professionals not elsewhere classified 241
242 Business, Research and Administrative Professionals 24
2421 Chartered and certified accountants 242
2423 Management consultants and business analysts 242
2424 Business and financial project management professionals 242
2425 Actuaries, economists and statisticians 242
2426 Business and related research professionals 242
2429 Business, research and administrative professionals not elsewhere classified 242
243 Architects, Town Planners and Surveyors 24
2431 Architects 243
2432 Town planning officers 243
2433 Quantity surveyors 243
2434 Chartered surveyors 243
2435 Chartered architectural technologists 243
2436 Construction project managers and related professionals 243
244 Welfare Professionals 24
2442 Social workers 244
2443 Probation officers 244
2444 Clergy 244
2449 Welfare professionals not elsewhere classified 244
245 Librarians and Related Professionals 24
2451 Librarians 245
2452 Archivists and curators 245
246 Quality and Regulatory Professionals 24
2461 Quality control and planning engineers 246
2462 Quality assurance and regulatory professionals 246
2463 Environmental health professionals 246
247 Media Professionals 24
2471 Journalists, newspaper and periodical editors 247
2472 Public relations professionals 247
2473 Advertising accounts managers and creative directors 247
3 ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL OCCUPATIONS
31 SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONALS 3
311 Science, Engineering and Production Technicians 31
3111 Laboratory technicians 311
3112 Electrical and electronics technicians 311
3113 Engineering technicians 311
3114 Building and civil engineering technicians 311
3115 Quality assurance technicians 311
3116 Planning, process and production technicians 311
3119 Science, engineering and production technicians not elsewhere classified 311
312 Draughtspersons and Related Architectural Technicians 31
3121 Architectural and town planning technicians 312
3122 Draughtspersons 312
313 Information Technology Technicians 31
3131 IT operations technicians 313
3132 IT user support technicians 313
32 HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONALS 3
321 Health Associate Professionals 32
3213 Paramedics 321
3216 Dispensing opticians 321
3217 Pharmaceutical technicians 321
3218 Medical and dental technicians 321
3219 Health associate professionals not elsewhere classified 321
323 Welfare and Housing Associate Professionals 32
3231 Youth and community workers 323
3233 Child and early years officers 323
3234 Housing officers 323
3235 Counsellors 323
3239 Welfare and housing associate professionals not elsewhere classified 323
33 PROTECTIVE SERVICE OCCUPATIONS 3
331 Protective Service Occupations 33
3311 NCOs and other ranks 331
3312 Police officers (sergeant and below) 331
3313 Fire service officers (watch manager and below) 331
3314 Prison service officers (below principal officer) 331
3315 Police community support officers 331
3319 Protective service associate professionals not elsewhere classified 331
34 CULTURE, MEDIA AND SPORTS OCCUPATIONS 3
341 Artistic, Literary and Media Occupations 34
3411 Artists 341
3412 Authors, writers and translators 341
3413 Actors, entertainers and presenters 341
3414 Dancers and choreographers 341
3415 Musicians 341
3416 Arts officers, producers and directors 341
3417 Photographers, audio-visual and broadcasting equipment operators 341
342 Design Occupations 34
3421 Graphic designers 342
3422 Product, clothing and related designers 342
344 Sports and Fitness Occupations 34
3441 Sports players 344
3442 Sports coaches, instructors and officials 344
3443 Fitness instructors 344
35 BUSINESS AND PUBLIC SERVICE ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONALS 3
351 Transport Associate Professionals 35
3511 Air traffic controllers 351
3512 Aircraft pilots and flight engineers 351
3513 Ship and hovercraft officers 351
352 Legal Associate Professionals 35
3520 Legal associate professionals 352
353 Business, Finance and Related Associate Professionals 35
3531 Estimators, valuers and assessors 353
3532 Brokers 353
3533 Insurance underwriters 353
3534 Finance and investment analysts and advisers 353
3535 Taxation experts 353
3536 Importers and exporters 353
3537 Financial and accounting technicians 353
3538 Financial accounts managers 353
3539 Business and related associate professionals not elsewhere classified 353
354 Sales, Marketing and Related Associate Professionals 35
3541 Buyers and procurement officers 354
3542 Business sales executives 354
3543 Marketing associate professionals 354
3544 Estate agents and auctioneers 354
3545 Sales accounts and business development managers 354
3546 Conference and exhibition managers and organisers 354
355 Conservation and Environmental Associate Professionals 35
3550 Conservation and environmental associate professionals 355
356 Public Services and Other Associate Professionals 35
3561 Public services associate professionals 356
3562 Human resources and industrial relations officers 356
3563 Vocational and industrial trainers and instructors 356
3564 Careers advisers and vocational guidance specialists 356
3565 Inspectors of standards and regulations 356
3567 Health and safety officers 356
4 ADMINISTRATIVE AND SECRETARIAL OCCUPATIONS
41 ADMINISTRATIVE OCCUPATIONS 4
411 Administrative Occupations: Government and Related Organisations 41
4112 National government administrative occupations 411
4113 Local government administrative occupations 411
4114 Officers of non-governmental organisations 411
412 Administrative Occupations: Finance 41
4121 Credit controllers 412
4122 Book-keepers, payroll managers and wages clerks 412
4123 Bank and post office clerks 412
4124 Finance officers 412
4129 Financial administrative occupations not elsewhere classified 412
413 Administrative Occupations: Records 41
4131 Records clerks and assistants 413
4132 Pensions and insurance clerks and assistants 413
4133 Stock control clerks and assistants 413
4134 Transport and distribution clerks and assistants 413
4135 Library clerks and assistants 413
4138 Human resources administrative occupations 413
415 Other Administrative Occupations 41
4151 Sales administrators 415
4159 Other administrative occupations not elsewhere classified 415
416 Administrative Occupations: Office Managers and Supervisors 41
4161 Office managers 416
4162 Office supervisors 416
42 SECRETARIAL AND RELATED OCCUPATIONS 4
421 Secretarial and Related Occupations 42
4211 Medical secretaries 421
4212 Legal secretaries 421
4213 School secretaries 421
4214 Company secretaries 421
4215 Personal assistants and other secretaries 421
4216 Receptionists 421
4217 Typists and related keyboard occupations 421
5 SKILLED TRADES OCCUPATIONS
51 SKILLED AGRICULTURAL AND RELATED TRADES 5
511 Agricultural and Related Trades 51
5111 Farmers 511
5112 Horticultural trades 511
5113 Gardeners and landscape gardeners 511
5114 Groundsmen and greenkeepers 511
5119 Agricultural and fishing trades not elsewhere classified 511
52 SKILLED METAL, ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC TRADES 5
521 Metal Forming, Welding and Related Trades 52
5211 Smiths and forge workers 521
5212 Moulders, core makers and die casters 521
5213 Sheet metal workers 521
5214 Metal plate workers, and riveters 521
5215 Welding trades 521
5216 Pipe fitters 521
522 Metal Machining, Fitting and Instrument Making Trades 52
5221 Metal machining setters and setter-operators 522
5222 Tool makers, tool fitters and markers-out 522
5223 Metal working production and maintenance fitters 522
5224 Precision instrument makers and repairers 522
5225 Air-conditioning and refrigeration engineers 522
523 Vehicle Trades 52
5231 Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians 523
5232 Vehicle body builders and repairers 523
5234 Vehicle paint technicians 523
5235 Aircraft maintenance and related trades 523
5236 Boat and ship builders and repairers 523
5237 Rail and rolling stock builders and repairers 523
524 Electrical and Electronic Trades 52
5241 Electricians and electrical fitters 524
5242 Telecommunications engineers 524
5244 TV, video and audio engineers 524
5245 IT engineers 524
5249 Electrical and electronic trades not elsewhere classified 524
525 Skilled Metal, Electrical and Electronic Trades Supervisors 52
5250 Skilled metal, electrical and electronic trades supervisors 525
53 SKILLED CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING TRADES 5
531 Construction and Building Trades 53
5311 Steel erectors 531
5312 Bricklayers and masons 531
5313 Roofers, roof tilers and slaters 531
5314 Plumbers and heating and ventilating engineers 531
5315 Carpenters and joiners 531
5316 Glaziers, window fabricators and fitters 531
5319 Construction and building trades not elsewhere classified 531
532 Building Finishing Trades 53
5321 Plasterers 532
5322 Floorers and wall tilers 532
5323 Painters and decorators 532
533 Construction and Building Trades Supervisors 53
5330 Construction and building trades supervisors 533
54 TEXTILES, PRINTING AND OTHER SKILLED TRADES 5
541 Textiles and Garments Trades 54
5411 Weavers and knitters 541
5412 Upholsterers 541
5413 Footwear and leather working trades 541
5414 Tailors and dressmakers 541
5419 Textiles, garments and related trades not elsewhere classified 541
542 Printing Trades 54
5421 Pre-press technicians 542
5422 Printers 542
5423 Print finishing and binding workers 542
543 Food Preparation and Hospitality Trades 54
5431 Butchers 543
5432 Bakers and flour confectioners 543
5433 Fishmongers and poultry dressers 543
5434 Chefs 543
5435 Cooks 543
5436 Catering and bar managers 543
544 Other Skilled Trades 54
5441 Glass and ceramics makers, decorators and finishers 544
5442 Furniture makers and other craft woodworkers 544
5443 Florists 544
5449 Other skilled trades not elsewhere classified 544
6 CARING, LEISURE AND OTHER SERVICE OCCUPATIONS
61 CARING PERSONAL SERVICE OCCUPATIONS 6
612 Childcare and Related Personal Services 61
6121 Nursery nurses and assistants 612
6122 Childminders and related occupations 612
6123 Playworkers 612
6125 Teaching assistants 612
6126 Educational support assistants 612
613 Animal Care and Control Services 61
6131 Veterinary nurses 613
6132 Pest control officers 613
6139 Animal care services occupations not elsewhere classified 613
614 Caring Personal Services 61
6141 Nursing auxiliaries and assistants 614
6142 Ambulance staff (excluding paramedics) 614
6143 Dental nurses 614
6144 Houseparents and residential wardens 614
6145 Care workers and home carers 614
6146 Senior care workers 614
6147 Care escorts 614
6148 Undertakers, mortuary and crematorium assistants 614
62 LEISURE, TRAVEL AND RELATED PERSONAL SERVICE OCCUPATIONS 6
621 Leisure and Travel Services 62
6211 Sports and leisure assistants 621
6212 Travel agents 621
6214 Air travel assistants 621
6215 Rail travel assistants 621
6219 Leisure and travel service occupations not elsewhere classified 621
622 Hairdressers and Related Services 62
6221 Hairdressers and barbers 622
6222 Beauticians and related occupations 622
623 Housekeeping and Related Services 62
6231 Housekeepers and related occupations 623
6232 Caretakers 623
624 Cleaning and Housekeeping Managers and Supervisors 62
6240 Cleaning and housekeeping managers and supervisors 624
7 SALES AND CUSTOMER SERVICE OCCUPATIONS
71 SALES OCCUPATIONS 7
711 Sales Assistants and Retail Cashiers 71
7111 Sales and retail assistants 711
7112 Retail cashiers and check-out operators 711
7113 Telephone salespersons 711
7114 Pharmacy and other dispensing assistants 711
7115 Vehicle and parts salespersons and advisers 711
712 Sales Related Occupations 71
7121 Collector salespersons and credit agents 712
7122 Debt, rent and other cash collectors 712
7123 Roundspersons and van salespersons 712
7124 Market and street traders and assistants 712
7125 Merchandisers and window dressers 712
7129 Sales related occupations not elsewhere classified 712
713 Sales Supervisors 71
7130 Sales supervisors 713
72 CUSTOMER SERVICE OCCUPATIONS 7
721 Customer Service Occupations 72
7211 Call and contact centre occupations 721
7213 Telephonists 721
7214 Communication operators 721
7215 Market research interviewers 721
7219 Customer service occupations not elsewhere classified 721
722 Customer Service Managers and Supervisors 72
7220 Customer service managers and supervisors 722
8 PROCESS, PLANT AND MACHINE OPERATIVES
81 PROCESS, PLANT AND MACHINE OPERATIVES 8
811 Process Operatives 81
8111 Food, drink and tobacco process operatives 811
8112 Glass and ceramics process operatives 811
8113 Textile process operatives 811
8114 Chemical and related process operatives 811
8115 Rubber process operatives 811
8116 Plastics process operatives 811
8117 Metal making and treating process operatives 811
8118 Electroplaters 811
8119 Process operatives not elsewhere classified 811
812 Plant and Machine Operatives 81
8121 Paper and wood machine operatives 812
8122 Coal mine operatives 812
8123 Quarry workers and related operatives 812
8124 Energy plant operatives 812
8125 Metal working machine operatives 812
8126 Water and sewerage plant operatives 812
8127 Printing machine assistants 812
8129 Plant and machine operatives not elsewhere classified 812
813 Assemblers and Routine Operatives 81
8131 Assemblers (electrical and electronic products) 813
8132 Assemblers (vehicles and metal goods) 813
8133 Routine inspectors and testers 813
8134 Weighers, graders and sorters 813
8135 Tyre, exhaust and windscreen fitters 813
8137 Sewing machinists 813
8139 Assemblers and routine operatives not elsewhere classified 813
814 Construction Operatives 81
8141 Scaffolders, stagers and riggers 814
8142 Road construction operatives 814
8143 Rail construction and maintenance operatives 814
8149 Construction operatives not elsewhere classified 814
82 TRANSPORT AND MOBILE MACHINE DRIVERS AND OPERATIVES 8
821 Road Transport Drivers 82
8211 Large goods vehicle drivers 821
8212 Van drivers 821
8213 Bus and coach drivers 821
8214 Taxi and cab drivers and chauffeurs 821
8215 Driving instructors 821
822 Mobile Machine Drivers and Operatives 82
8221 Crane drivers 822
8222 Fork-lift truck drivers 822
8223 Agricultural machinery drivers 822
8229 Mobile machine drivers and operatives not elsewhere classified 822
823 Other Drivers and Transport Operatives 82
8231 Train and tram drivers 823
8232 Marine and waterways transport operatives 823
8233 Air transport operatives 823
8234 Rail transport operatives 823
8239 Other drivers and transport operatives not elsewhere classified 823
9 ELEMENTARY OCCUPATIONS
91 ELEMENTARY TRADES AND RELATED OCCUPATIONS 9
911 Elementary Agricultural Occupations 91
9111 Farm workers 911
9112 Forestry workers 911
9119 Fishing and other elementary agriculture occupations not elsewhere classified 911
912 Elementary Construction Occupations 91
9120 Elementary construction occupations 912
913 Elementary Process Plant Occupations 91
9132 Industrial cleaning process occupations 913
9134 Packers, bottlers, canners and fillers 913
9139 Elementary process plant occupations not elsewhere classified 913
92 ELEMENTARY ADMINISTRATION AND SERVICE OCCUPATIONS 9
921 Elementary Administration Occupations 92
9211 Postal workers, mail sorters, messengers and couriers 921
9219 Elementary administration occupations not elsewhere classified 921
923 Elementary Cleaning Occupations 92
9231 Window cleaners 923
9232 Street cleaners 923
9233 Cleaners and domestics 923
9234 Launderers, dry cleaners and pressers 923
9235 Refuse and salvage occupations 923
9236 Vehicle valeters and cleaners 923
9239 Elementary cleaning occupations not elsewhere classified 923
924 Elementary Security Occupations 92
9241 Security guards and related occupations 924
9242 Parking and civil enforcement occupations 924
9244 School midday and crossing patrol occupations 924
9249 Elementary security occupations not elsewhere classified 924
925 Elementary Sales Occupations 92
9251 Shelf fillers 925
9259 Elementary sales occupations not elsewhere classified 925
926 Elementary Storage Occupations 92
9260 Elementary storage occupations 926
927 Other Elementary Services Occupations 92
9271 Hospital porters 927
9272 Kitchen and catering assistants 927
9273 Waiters and waitresses 927
9274 Bar staff 927
9275 Leisure and theme park attendants 927
9279 Other elementary services occupations not elsewhere classified 927