Internet Vacancy Index

Internet Vacancy Index

The Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) is a monthly count of online job advertisements compiled by the National Skills Commission (NSC).

Data are available by occupational groups, skill level groups, state or territory and by regional areas.

Next preliminary release date (May IVI data): 11am, Friday 10 June 2022

Next detailed release date (May IVI data): 11am, Wednesday 22 June 2022

Latest release

Headline results

In seasonally adjusted terms, job advertisements increased 8.0% (or 23,100 job advertisements) in April 2022 to stand at 311,100. The growth in recruitment activity over the first four months of 2022 has seen job advertisements reach their highest level since the inception of the IVI series in January 2006.

Headline results for April 2022, seasonally adjusted data

IVI total job advertisements Change over the month Change over the year Pre-COVID comparison
(no.) (no.) (%) (no.) (%) (no.) (%)
311,100 23,100 8.0% 77,500 33.2% 142,800 84.9%

 

IVI job advertisements - December 2021 to April 2022

State and territory data - April 2022

Total job advertisements by state/territory (seasonally adjusted) Change over month Change over year Pre-COVID comparison
State/Territory (no.) (no.) (%) (no.) (%) (no.) (%)
New South Wales 99,000 7,000 7.6% 22,100 28.7% 40,400 68.9%
Victoria 82,000 5,000 6.5% 20,000 32.4% 36,300 79.6%
Queensland 63,100 5,800 10.1% 18,800 42.6% 32,100 103.4%
South Australia 15,900 1,000 7.0% 3,900 32.0% 8,300 108.9%
Western Australia 35,300 2,400 7.3% 9,300 35.9% 19,100 118.2%
Tasmania 3,700 250 7.3% 850 29.4% 2,000 112.3%
Northern Territory 3,300 180 5.7% 750 29.2% 1,700 100.5%
Australian Capital Territory 8,300 200 2.4% 1,600 23.5% 2,500 42.6%

Long-term trends

Job advertisement levels are currently at their highest level since the series began in January 2006. Advertisements have rebounded strongly since hitting record lows in May 2020 with the initial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

IVI job advertisements - January 2006 to April 2022

Reports

Vacancy Report April 2022.pdf
Vacancy Report April 2022
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Preliminary IVI Data April 2022.pdf
Preliminary Vacancy Report April 2022
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Data downloads

IVI_DATA - January 2006 onwards.xlsx
IVI DATA January 2006 - April 2022
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IVI_DATA_Detailed_Occupation - March 2006 onwards.xlsx
IVI DATA Detailed Occupation March 2006 - April 2022
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IVI_DATA_regional - May 2010 onwards.xlsx
IVI DATA Regional May 2010 - April 2022
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IVI_DATA_SkillLevel - January 2006 onwards.xlsx
IVI DATA Skill Level January 2006 - April 2022
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Preliminary IVI Data April 2022.xlsx
Preliminary IVI Data April 2022
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Future release dates

The preliminary IVI results for national and state and territory data are generally published in the second week of the month.

  Release date
For data covering Preliminary IVI data Detailed IVI data and Vacancy Report
May 2022 10 June 2022 22 June 2022
June 2022 11 July 2022 20 July 2022
July 2022 10 August 2022 24 August 2022
August 2022 9 September 2022 21 September 2022
September 2022 10 October 2022 19 October 2022
October 2022 9 November 2022 23 November 2022
November 2022 9 December 2022 21 December 2022
December 2022 13 January 2023 25 January 2023

Useful links

Methodology - See the Internet Vacancy Index Methodology Page for detailed information regarding the IVI, such as how the data are compiled, a map of the regional structure and important notes on use and interpretation of the data.

National Skills Commission news centre – The news centre includes media releases, analytical articles and blog posts featuring analysis of the IVI data.

Understanding recruitment activity – The NSC surveys employers through the Recruitment Experiences and Outlook Survey to understand their perspectives on the labour market. Data and reporting, including insights into the methods used by employers to fill vacancies, can be found on the Employers' Recruitment Insights and Employers' Insights for Job Seekers pages.

Interactive map of IVI data - The Regional Australia Institute have developed an interactive map allowing users to explore occupational IVI data by region.

Acknowledgements:

The National Skills Commission thanks the following job boards for their ongoing contribution to the IVI.

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