Internet Vacancy Index


Overview

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.

Latest preliminary IVI data available for: April 2022

Latest detailed occupation, skill level and region data for: March 2022

Next release date - detailed IVI data: 11am, 25 May 2022


Headline results – April 2022

In seasonally adjusted terms, job advertisements increased by 8.0% (or 23,100 job advertisements) in April 2022 to stand at 311,100. The strong increase in recruitment activity growth saw job advertisements reach their highest level since the start of the 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 - November 2021 to April 2022

IVI job advertisements - January 2006 to April 2022 

State and territory – headline results

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%
State/Territory IVI total job advertisements Change over the month Change over the year Pre-COVID comparison
  (no.) (no.) (%) (no.) (%) (no.) (%)

Reports

PDF document
Preliminary IVI Factsheet April 2022

(145 Kb)


Data downloads

Excel document
Preliminary IVI Data April 2022

(259 Kb)

Excel document
IVI DATA January 2006 Onwards

(2.92 Mb)

Excel document
IVI DATA Detailed Occupation March 2006 Onwards

(4.25 Mb)

Excel document
IVI DATA Regional May 2010 Onwards

(3.59 Mb)

Excel document
IVI DATA Skilllevel January 2006 Onwards

(340 Kb)


Future release dates

For data covering:

 

Release date:

Preliminary IVI data

 

Detailed IVI data and Vacancy Report

May 2022

10 June

22 June 2022

June 2022

11 July

20 July 2022

July 2022

10 August

24 August 2022

August 2022

9 September

21 September 2022

September 2022

10 October

19 October 2022

October 2022

9 November

23 November 2022

November 2022

9 December

21 December 2022

December 2022

13 January

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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