Gap analysis

The main purpose of a gap analysis between ESCO and other classifications (national occupational classifications) is to identify real gaps in the ESCO classification, thus ensuring its completeness. In addition to this, a gap analysis helps to identify discrepancies in the level of granularity between ESCO and the national classifications and additional non-preferred terms. Moreover, the comparison with other classification systems allows knowledge engineers to validate occupations for which no expert feedback could be gathered during the development process.

The Commission carrier out a gap analysis against 8 national occupational classifications when preparing ESCO v1. It discussed the results with the ESCO Maintenance Committee.