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d_j2soc90 Second current job: SOC 1990

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Standard Occupational Classification 1990 (SOC 1990) of second job currently held. Full 3-digit version for Special Licence release only. The classification is coded post-field using the respondent’s description of the job. In the first two waves of Understanding Society the description was first coded to the code frame of SOC 2000. From Wave 3 onward, job descriptions were first coded to the code frame of SOC 2010 and the code for earlier versions of the classification was computed from a look-up file. Currently unavailable for Wave 1.



Value labelValueAbsolute frequencyRelative frequency
General administrators; national government (Assistant Secretary/Grade 5 and above)10030.01%
General Managers; large companies and organisations10110.0%
Local government officers (administrative and executive functions)10280.02%
Production, works and maintenance managers11010.0%
Managers in building contracting11140.01%
Marketing and sales managers121110.02%
Advertising and public relations managers12360.01%
Personnel, training and industrial relations managers12410.0%
Computer systems and data processing managers12610.0%
Company secretaries12760.01%
Bank, Building Society and Post Office managers (except self-employed)13110.0%
Other financial institutions and office managers n.e.c.13990.02%
Transport managers n.e.c.14020.0%
Officers in UK armed forces15020.0%
Fire service officers (station officer and above)15310.0%
Farm owners and managers, horticulturists160220.05%
Other managers in farming, forestry and fishing n.e.c.16940.01%
Property and estate managers170260.06%
Garage managers and proprietors17110.0%
Hotel and accommodation managers173140.03%
Restaurant and catering managers174130.03%
Publicans, innkeepers and club stewards17520.0%
Entertainment and sports managers17690.02%
Travel and tour agency managers17720.0%
Managers and proprietors in service industries n.e.c.179360.08%
Officials of trade associations, trade unions, professional bodies and charities19030.01%
Other managers and administrators n.e.c.19970.01%
Biological scientists and biochemists20110.0%
Physicists, geologists and meteorologists20210.0%
Civil, structural, municipal, mining and quarrying engineers21010.0%
Software engineers professional214100.02%
Planning and quality control engineers21810.0%
Other engineers and technologists n.e.c.21910.0%
Medical practitioners220140.03%
Dental practitioners22320.0%
University and polytechnic teaching professionals230230.05%
Higher and Further education teaching professionals23190.02%
Education school inspectors advisor23230.01%
Secondary (and middle school deemed secondary) education teaching professionals23350.01%
Primary (and middle school deemed primary) and nursery education teaching professionals23430.01%
Special education teaching professionals23530.01%
Other teaching professionals n.e.c. teacher dancing2391380.29%
Judges and officers of the court24030.01%
Solicitors public24230.01%
Chartered and certified accountants25050.01%
Actuaries, economists and statisticians25210.0%
Management consultants, business analysts25340.01%
Architects landscape26020.0%
Building, land, mining and 'general practice' surveyors26210.0%
Archivists and curators27120.0%
Other social and behavioural scientists29120.0%
Social workers, probation officers29350.01%
Electrical/electronic technicians30220.0%
Architectural and town planning technicians30350.01%
Building and civil engineering technicians30410.0%
Other scientific technicians n.e.c.30910.0%
Computer analyst/programmers32080.02%
Aircraft flight deck officers33120.0%
Medical radiographers34210.0%
Medical technicians, dental auxiliaries34680.02%
Occupational and speech therapists, psychotherapists, therapists n.e.c.347310.07%
Legal service and related occupations35020.0%
Estimators, valuers36040.01%
Underwriters, claims assessors, brokers, investment analysts36150.01%
Taxation experts36220.0%
Personnel and industrial relations officers36310.0%
Organisation and methods and work study officers36440.01%
Matrons, houseparents37090.02%
Welfare, community and youth workers371370.08%
Authors, writers, journalists380280.06%
Artists, commercial artists, graphic designers381280.06%
Industrial designers and textile designers38240.01%
Clothing designers38350.01%
Actors, entertainers, stage managers, producers and directors384570.12%
Photographers, camera, sound and video equipment operators386250.05%
Professional athletes, sports officials387500.11%
Information officers and technical librarians39010.0%
Vocational and industrial trainers391170.04%
Careers advisers and vocational guidance specialists39220.0%
Driving instructors (not HGV)39330.01%
Occupational hygienists and safety officers (health and safety)39650.01%
Other associate professional and technical occupations n.e.c.39950.01%
Civil administrative assistants taxation40010.0%
Local government clerical officers assistants health40160.01%
Accounts and wages clerks, book-keepers, other financial clerks410440.09%
Counter clerks and cashiers41170.01%
Debt, rent and other cash collectors41260.01%
Filing, computer and other records clerks (inc. legal conveyancing)420170.04%
Library assistants/clerks press42110.0%
Clerks (n.o.s.)430430.09%
Stores despatch production control clerks warehouse44010.0%
Storekeepers, warehousemen/women44120.0%
Medical secretaries45050.01%
Typists and word processor operators45230.01%
Other secretaries, personal assistants, typists, word processor operators n.e.c.45970.01%
Receptionists general office dental460120.03%
Computer operators, data processing operators, other office machine operators49030.01%
Bricklayers, masons fixer50030.01%
Roofers, slaters, tilers, sheeters, cladders50130.01%
Plasterers fibrous foreman50230.01%
Glaziers firm50310.0%
Builders, building contractors50430.01%
Floorers, floor coverers, carpet fitters and planners, floor and wall tile fitters50630.01%
Painters and decorators50760.01%
Other construction trades n.e.c. building50970.01%
Metal working production and maintenance fitters51650.01%
Precision instrument makers and repairers51710.0%
Goldsmiths, silversmiths, precious stone workers518100.02%
Electricians, electrical maintenance fitters521100.02%
Telephone fitters52310.0%
Computer engineers, installation and maintenance52650.01%
Other electrical/electronic trades n.e.c.52910.0%
Smiths and forge workers farrier53010.0%
Plumbers, heating and ventilating engineers and related trades53260.01%
Motor mechanics, auto engineers (inc. road patrol engineers)540110.02%
Vehicle body repairers, panel beaters54230.01%
Warp preparers, bleachers, dyers and finishers55210.0%
Sewing machinists, menders, darners and embroiderers55350.01%
Coach trimmers, upholsterers and mattress makers55410.0%
Tailors, dressmakers55610.0%
Other textiles, garments and related trades n.e.c.55910.0%
Book binders and print finishers specialised56210.0%
Other printing and related trades n.e.c.56910.0%
Carpenters and joiners57070.01%
Cabinet makers wood57110.0%
Pattern makers moulds shop foreman57310.0%
Other woodworking trades n.e.c.57910.0%
Bakers, flour confectioners580160.03%
Butchers, meat cutters58120.0%
Glass product and ceramics makers59020.0%
Glass product and ceramics finishers and decorators59130.01%
Musical instrument makers, piano tuners59310.0%
Gardeners, groundsmen/women594280.06%
Horticultural trades59510.0%
Coach painters, other spray painters59610.0%
Other craft and related occupations n.e.c.59960.01%
NCOs and other ranks, UK armed forces600110.02%
Police officers (sergeant and below)61020.0%
Fire service officers (leading fire officer and below)611160.03%
Security guards and related occupations615200.04%
Other security protective service occupations life61990.02%
Chefs, cooks hotel supervisor62080.02%
Waiters, waitresses621250.05%
Bar staff622480.1%
Travel and flight attendants630110.02%
Assistant nurses, nursing auxiliaries64050.01%
Hospital ward assistants64110.0%
Ambulance staff64210.0%
Care assistants and attendants old644790.17%
Nursery nurses650120.03%
Playgroup leaders65140.01%
Educational assistants65290.02%
Other childcare and related occupations n.e.c.659910.19%
Hairdressers, barbers coiffeur660240.05%
Beauticians and related occupations66170.01%
Domestic housekeepers and related occupations67030.01%
Housekeepers (non-domestic)67110.0%
Caretakers school67240.01%
Launderers, dry cleaners, pressers67370.01%
Undertakers funeral director69020.0%
Other personal and protective service occupations model699320.07%
Technical and wholesale sales representatives71060.01%
Other sales representatives n.e.c.719160.03%
Sales assistants merchants car720590.13%
Retail cash desk and check-out operators72180.02%
Collectors salespersons and credit agents730210.04%
Roundsmen/women and van salespersons73180.02%
Market and street traders and assistants73270.01%
Scrap dealers, scrap metal merchants73310.0%
Window dressers, floral arrangers79120.0%
Bakery confectionery process hand foreman80020.0%
Brewery and vinery process operatives80110.0%
Other food, drink and tobacco process operatives n.e.c.80910.0%
Machine tool operatives (inc. CNC machine tool operatives)84020.0%
Inspectors viewers testers examiners other manufactured86110.0%
Packers, bottlers, canners, fillers86220.0%
Other routine process operatives n.e.c. painter86910.0%
Drivers of road goods vehicles872170.04%
Bus and coach drivers87330.01%
Taxi, cab drivers and chauffeurs87450.01%
Seafarers (merchant navy): barge, lighter and boat operatives88010.0%
Rail drivers railways second88210.0%
Fork lift and mechanical truck drivers88710.0%
Other transport machinery operatives horse88910.0%
Printing machine minders and assistants89110.0%
Water sewerage plant attendants sewage foreman89210.0%
Construction and related operatives insulator foreman89690.02%
Woodworking machine operatives89720.0%
Other plant and machine operatives n.e.c.89920.0%
Farm workers livestock hand90050.01%
All other occupations in farming and related902190.04%
Fishing and related workers90340.01%
Forestry workers90420.0%
Mates to metal/electrical and related fitters91310.0%
Rail construction maintenance track lengthmen92210.0%
Other building and civil engineering labourers n.e.c.92960.01%
Goods porters93150.01%
Postal workers, mail sorters94010.0%
Messengers, couriers941180.04%
Kitchen porters, hands952130.03%
Counterhands, catering assistants help953240.05%
Shelf fillers95430.01%
Window cleaners95630.01%
Road sweepers95710.0%
Cleaners, domestics9581080.23%
Other occupations in sales and services clearer95910.0%
All other labourers and related workers99050.01%

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