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Labour Insight™ (SGP) - Data Dictionary
Labour Insight™ (SGP) - Data Dictionary

What data points are available within Labour Insight SGP?

Updated over a week ago

Time Period

  • Time Period - Labour Insight SGP includes job postings data for 2012 up to 48hrs behind present day.

Job Titles & Occupations

  • Singapore Standard Occupational Classification – Singapore Standard Occupational Classification (SSOC) is the national standard for classifying occupations and is used for censuses of population, household surveys and administrative databases. The SSOC adopts the basic framework and principles of the International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO).

  • Job Title - Job titles are extracted directly from job postings to reflect the posting employer's specific requirements. When possible, job titles are cleaned up and standardized somewhat to enable aggregate reporting and analysis in Labour Insight.

Education, Certifications, and Skills

  • Advertised Education - Labour Insight's Advertised Education filters allow users to search for job postings that explicitly state requirements for a particular degree level or program of study.

  • Certifications - The Certifications filter in Labour Insight allows users to search on a number of professional certifications and certificates described in job postings.

  • Skills - Skills can be searched for on an individual basis in Labour Insight, or in groups by adding one skill at a time or by using skill cluster filters. They can be used to identify jobs that require a particular skill or knowledge base, and can be used as a starting point for identifying co-occurring skills and requirements for a given set of jobs. Skill reporting is particularly helpful for curriculum development. Burning Glass categorizes skills in two different ways: Skill Clusters and Skill Types.

  • Skill Clusters - Skill clusters represent groups of related skills in a single category, including Finance: Accounting, Bookkeeping, and Tax Preparation, and Engineering: Civil. They can be used for skill-group analysis of job postings, which can be useful in understanding demand, developing curriculum, and identifying postings with similar skill requirements.

  • Skill Cluster Groups - Skill cluster groups represent broad categories of skills including Finance, Engineering, Health, and Data Mining, among others. They are made up of individual skill clusters which can be used for skill-group analysis of job postings.

  • Skill Types - Describes a skill, regardless of an individual occupation. These include Baseline, Specialized, and Software Skills.

  • Skill Type: Baseline - Baseline skills include cross-cutting or foundational skills that are found across industries and occupations. These include things like organizational skills, communication skills, and project management.

  • Skill Type: Specialized - Specialized skills include professional and occupation-specific skills requested in job postings, which can run the gamut from things like accounting and sales to database administration and welding. Also included in this category are software and programming skills, which can also be viewed as a distinct category through the Software and Programming Skills view.

  • Skill Type: Software and Programming - Software and programming skills include specific computer programs requested in job postings as well as programming skills (including languages like Java and Perl). Depending on your filter selection, this report may return skills like Microsoft Excel, Java, and Adobe Photoshop, just to name a few.

  • Experience – Labour Insight enables users to filter results based on the levels of experience requested in the collected job postings data

Employers and Industries

  • Singapore Standard Industrial Classification - The Singapore Standard Industrial Classification (SSIC) is the national standard for classifying economic activities undertaken by economic units and is used in censuses of population, household and establishment surveys and in administrative databases

  • Industry Sector - Labour Insight industries as based on the SSIC industry classification.

  • Employer Name – The name of the employer as identified from job postings.

Keywords, Compensation & Job Type

  • Keyword - The keyword search in Labour Insight is a useful tool – but has limitations as it doesn’t draw on Burning Glass’s artificial intelligence technology. This filter looks for words throughout the entire body of the job posting and does not discern the keyword as a specific data elements.

  • Salary (Advertised) - Advertised salaries reflect the salaries explicitly listed by the employer (where included).

  • Sources - Sources include direct employer sites; job boards; and staffing agencies. Note that staffing agencies' listings will frequently be named as the "employer" because hiring companies are not included in the posting.

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