Physics, Mathematics & Space Science


Many people with advanced knowledge of maths and physics will work in academia, researching and teaching. But as the human world becomes increasingly dependent on technology there are more and more sectors demanding maths knowledge. For example, finance and tech companies need people with advanced maths knowledge and the abilities learnt from physics. Space science is a bigger sector in Europe than people realise, with many companies connected to the European Space Agency involved in research and manufacturing, creating opportunities for maths and physics graduates.


  • communication
  • conducting experiments
  • data analysis & statistics
  • education & training
  • engineering
  • lab work
  • maths
  • operating machinery
  • physics
  • attention to detail
  • problem solving
  • project management
  • quality control
  • recording information
  • science
  • science
  • science
  • teamwork

Key Facts

Physics, Mathematics & Space Science
About This Sector

Labour Market & Jobs

At the end of 2018 around 91,900 people were working in science & engineering, half of these were working in industrial roles. Almost all are highly educated, with 80% possessing third level qualifications and there is evidence of strong demand for employees with scientific knowledge and training. Between 2013 and 2018 employment in the area increased by 7.3%, resulting in 27,300 more employees.
Current Jobs