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 detailed release date (August IVI data): Early-mid October 2022
Next preliminary release date (September IVI data): 11am, Monday 10 October 2022
In seasonally adjusted terms, job advertisements increased by 2.6% (or 7,700 advertisements) in August 2022 to stand at 301,100, resuming the growth trend observed prior to the decline recorded in July 2022. There has been sustained growth in recruitment activity over the past twelve months with job advertisements up by 37.7% (or 82,400).
Headline results for August 2022, seasonally adjusted data
|IVI total job advertisements||Change over the month||Change over the year||Pre-COVID comparison|
IVI job advertisements - March 2022 to August 2022
State and territory data - August 2022
|Total job advertisements by state/territory (seasonally adjusted)||Change over month||Change over year||Pre-COVID comparison|
|New South Wales||94,600||490||0.5%||31,600||50.2%||36,000||61.5%|
|Australian Capital Territory||7,800||230||3.0%||1,600||25.8%||2,000||35.0%|
Job 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 August 2022
Postponement of the Detailed August 2022 Internet Vacancy Index data and Vacancy Report
The NSC has postponed the publication of the detailed Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) data and associated Vacancy Report for August 2022, which was previously scheduled to be published on 21 September 2022, in order to resolve a data file error from one of our data sources. Some job ads in the Hospitality and Tourism classification were incorrectly excluded. We are working to resolve these issues as quickly as possible.
Importantly, we do not expect that the resolution of these technical issues will have a material impact on the scale of total IVI job advertisements, nor on the prevailing trend of increases in total job vacancies observed during 2022 to date.
We currently anticipate being in a position to publish the detailed August 2022 IVI data and associated report in the first half of October but will provide updated advice if this timing changes.
We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Future release dates
The preliminary IVI results for national and state and territory data are generally published in the second week of the month.
|For data covering||Preliminary IVI data||Detailed IVI data and Vacancy Report|
|August 2022||early-mid October 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|
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.
The National Skills Commission thanks the following job boards for their ongoing contribution to the IVI.