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
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|
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|
|New South Wales||99,000||7,000||7.6%||22,100||28.7%||40,400||68.9%|
|Australian Capital Territory||8,300||200||2.4%||1,600||23.5%||2,500||42.6%|
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
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|
|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|
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.
The National Skills Commission thanks the following job boards for their ongoing contribution to the IVI.