Independent Jobs tops list of employer-used job boards in UK

According to Intelligence Group’s analysis of Jobfeed data, Independent Jobs was the most widely used job board by employers and agencies in the United Kingdom last year. The second most-used job board for employers is dwp.gov.uk, the official website of the Department for Work & Pensions. Reed.co.uk ranks second among agencies.

Jasper Spanjaart on July 27, 2020 Average reading time: 3 min
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Independent Jobs tops list of employer-used job boards in UK

Top 10 job boards most used by employers in the UK

With 1,601,207 job openings, Independent Jobs is again the most widely used job board by direct employers in the United Kingdom this year. The number two, the government website of the Department for Work & Pensions, has also not changed this year. Striking is that, this year, a second government institution has made it to the top 10. Where Civil Service Jobs, a vacancy site for civil servants and government vacancies, was in 59th place last year, it has now risen to fourth place.

Ranking Last year (2018-2019) Job board Number of vacancies
1. 1 independentjobs.independent.co.uk 1,601,207
2. 2 dwp.gov.uk 906,525
3. 4 zoek.uk 683,177
4. 59 civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk 517,303
5. 6 monster.co.uk 412,371
6. 15 adzuna.co.uk 412,114
7. 5 reed.co.uk 406,653
8. 3 glassdoor.co.uk 375,010
9. therecbank.com 291,504
10. 13 cv-library.co.uk 271,099

Source: Jobfeed byTextkernel (01-06-2019 to 31-05-2020)

Top 10 job boards most used by agencies in the UK

Compared to the top 10 job boards for employers, the top 10 job boards for agencies and intermediaries looks slightly different. Reed, CV-Library and Top Financial Jobs are used more by agencies and intermediaries, Zoek and the Department for Work & Pensions, on the other hand, are used less. However, aside from these differences between the top 10 job boards, Independent Jobs is still the most used job board for employment agencies.

Ranking Last year (2018-2019) Job board Number of vacancies
1. 1 independentjobs.independent.co.uk 5,216,333
2. 2 reed.co.uk 1,348,047
3. 4 cv-library.co.uk 1,296,308
4. 3 topfinancialjobs.co.uk 1,150,924
5. 9 zoek.uk 1,000,307
6. 5 dwp.gov.uk 881,405
7. 7 starjobsearch.co.uk 722,950
8. 6 totaljobs.com 562,365
9. 10 jobserve.com 520,850
10. startyournewjob.com 489,407

Source: Jobfeed byTextkernel (01-06-2019 to 31-05-2020)

Most popular job boards among English job seekers

In addition to this overview of the most used job boards by employers and agencies in the United Kingdom, it is also important to know which are the most popular job boards among English job seekers. According to Intelligence Group’s international research, Indeed was the most population job board among English job seekers in 2019.

As many as 63% of active job seekers in the United Kingdom reported using Indeed when looking for a job. At the beginning of Q4-2020, data-leaders Intelligence Group will look to publish their most recent international research. Based on their data, a new top 10 containing the most popular job boards among active job seekers in the United Kingdom will be drawn up.

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