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Independent Jobs the most widely used job board by employers in the UK

The list of the top 10 most used job boards shows which job boards direct employers and employment agencies use in their search for personnel. According to our 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.

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 the 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. For example, Reed.co.uk, CV-Library and Top Financial Jobs are used more by agencies and intermediaries, and Zoek and the Department for Work & Pensions, on the other hand, are used to a lesser extent. However, besides 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 our 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, the new data from our 2020 international research will be available. Based on these 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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