Staffing figures

An analysis of the university workforce is carried out each year on behalf of the Personnel Committee. The following reports are taken from the most recent analysis. For further information or other reports, please contact the HR Information Team within Personnel Services via

Please note: Since 2007 the staff groups presented in these reports have been based primarily on the university's staff classification system. All figures presented show the position as at 31 July 2014 unless otherwise stated.

Staffing Figures 2013/14

The total number of staff across the University was 12,510 on 31 July 2014.

  31 July 2014
Headcount 12,510
Full time equivalent 11,422.9

Source: CORE personnel

The data for 2013/14 is presented in tables and charts, which can be viewed below. Alternatively, all tables and charts for 2013/14 are provided in one pdf booklet to download in the Documents section on the right hand side.

Staff in post profile

The total number of staff across the University as at 31 July 2014 was 12,510 (Table 1).

Headcount by staff group Table 1 (14kb)    Chart 1 (6kb)
Headcount of part-time staff by staff group    Chart 2 (6kb)
Headcount of full-time and part-time staff by year    Chart 3 (174kb)
Full-time equivalent (FTE) by staff group  Table 2 (14kb)  Chart 4 (6kb)
Headcount and full-time equivalent (FTE) by division    Chart 5 (250kb)
Headcount by division and staff group    Chart 6 (25kb)
 Headcount by national origin    Chart 7 (89kb)

 Staff costs analysis

An analysis of staff costs, based on data provided by the Finance Division, is included in the staffing figures (Chart 8) with the pay bill broken down by account group. The highest proportion of the pay bill is spent on Academic Staff (46.8 per cent) followed by Support Staff - Administration (15.6 per cent) and Research Staff (15.5 per cent).

Paybill by account group  

Chart 8 (95kb)  

Headcount by staff group and overall source of funding

Table 4 (23kb)  

Headcount by source of basic salary and staff group  

Chart 9 (204kb)

Headcount by funding source  

 Chart 10 (13kb)

Turnover figures

The overall turnover rate amongst permanent staff was 7.8 per cent. As in previous years, there are variations between staff groups (Table 5).

Staff turnover (permanent staff)  Table 5 (10kb)  
Reason for leaving by staff group - all staff  Table 6 (24kb)  
Reason for leaving by legal sex    Chart 11 (209kb)

Diversity analysis

For further information on the University’s work to support equality and diversity, visit Equality and Diversity

In response to the introduction of the Public Sector Equality Duty in April 2011, the University will move to an integrated equality report, which can be viewed at Public Sector Equality Duty.

A priority of the University’s equality and diversity work is to address the under-representation of female research and academic staff in science and medicine through the achievement of Athena SWAN best practice awards. More information about this work can be found at Athena SWAN.

Age distribution by staff group

Table 7 (19kb)

Age distribution by legal sex  

Chart 12 (170kb)

Age distribution by division  

Chart 13 (197kb)

Legal sex profile by detailed staff group  

 Chart 14 (187kb)

Legal sex profile of academic staff by division  

Chart 15 (194kb)

Legal sex profile of clinical and non-clinical academic staff  

Chart 16 (180kb)

Analysis of distinction titles by legal sex  

Chart 17 (8kb)

Legal Sex profile of individuals awarded the title of Professor or Reader  

Chart 18 (179kb)

Percentage of female staff by staff group, 2013 and 2014  

Chart 19 (95kb)

Ethnicity by staff group  

Chart 20 (13kb)

Disability profile by staff group  

Chart 21 (102kb)