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Latest release - October 2020

In seasonally adjusted terms, the Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) increased by 6.2% (or 9,100 job advertisements) in October 2020 to stand at 155,000.

Despite this increase, job advertisements are 2.3% (or 3,600 advertisements) below the level recorded in October 2019.

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Vacancy Report data files

Vacancy Report October 2020 (PDF) (687.6KB) IVI Factsheet October 2020 (PDF) (372.7KB) IVI Data - January 2006 onwards (Excel) (2.6MB) IVI Detailed Occupation Data - March 2006 onwards (Excel) (3.9MB) IVI Skill Level Data - January 2006 onwards (Excel) (310.6KB) IVI Regional Data - May 2010 onwards (Excel) (3.2MB) Map of IVI Regions (PDF) (312.3KB)

Next month's Vacancy Report will be released on Wednesday 23 December 2020.

The National Skills Commission will release a newVacancy Report (Preliminary) product on Monday 7 December, as well as the usual Vacancy Report later in the month. The new Vacancy Report (Preliminary) will comprise a summary of existing charts and tables from the Vacancy Report for the national and state and territory Internet Vacancy Index data, and associated time series data in a downloadable MS Excel file. The detailed occupation, skill level and regional data will be released with the full Vacancy Report.


Headline results

Table showing total job advertisements for both the trend and seasonally adjusted data series as well as change in these series over a one month and one year period.

A time series line chart displaying the trend and seasonally adjusted IVI series since inception and over the past six months.

A table showing current IVI counts (in seasonally adjusted terms) and monthly and annual change, by state.

Recent opportunities in the labour market

A data visualisation is available on the National Skills Commission's  Labour Market Information Portal - Tableau Public Channel showing the 10 detailed occupations with the most job advertisements for each state/territory, on the job boards monitored by the National Skills Commission.

Explore regional IVI data by occupation

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

RAI interactive map


The IVI is the only publicly available source of detailed data on online vacancies, including for around 350 occupations (at all skill levels), as well as for all states/territories and 37 regions. The IVI is based on a count of online job advertisements newly lodged on SEEK, CareerOne and Australian JobSearch during the month. As such, the IVI does not reflect the total number of job advertisements in the labour market as it does not include jobs advertised through other online job boards, employer websites, word of mouth, in newspapers, and advertisements in shop windows. The IVI also does not take account of multiple positions being advertised in a single job advertisement.

Supporting data

Employment Projections

Where will the jobs be in the future? The National Skills Commission projects employment growth over the next five years by region, industry, and occupation.

Vacancy Report

Online job advertising levels and trends by region, occupation and skill level are detailed in the monthly vacancy report.

Employers’ Recruitment Insights

The National Skills Commission surveys businesses to monitor recruitment conditions across Australia and provide insights into what employers are looking for.

Workforce Shortages

The National Skills Commission carries out research to identify workforce shortages at the state, territory and/or national level for around 80 occupations.