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Top 10 UK job boards in 2019: Indeed by far preferred among jobseekers in the UK, but losing ground

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When you are looking to recruit in the United Kingdom, it is difficult knowing where to start. In large part due to the huge amount of available job sites. Where to place your job ads to attract the right candidate? With a large supply of job boards out there, it is important to know how they all score - so you have one less thing to worry about when recruiting.

Job sites are the most popular choice when looking for a new job in the UK. In 2019, nearly half (47%) of all active job seekers used a job board in their search for a new job. Rising 10% in comparison to the 2018 statistics, when only 37% used a job board. Search engines (45%) and company sites (37%) follow closely.

Indeed.co.uk still ranks top

Despite a 12% drop, Indeed is still the most popular choice among British job seekers, according to our international research. 63% used Indeed in 2019, compared to 75% in 2018.

Though Indeed remains the top choice in the list of most popular job sites - we see a few more shifts. Last year second-ranked reed.co.uk lost 14%, moving from 39% to 25%. Meanwhile LinkedIns ranking was unchanged, retaining a 26 percent share among active job seekers.

Top 10 job boards UK (active job seekers)

Ranking

Job Site

2019

2018

Difference

1

indeed.co.uk

63%

75%

-12%

2

linkedin.com

26%

*

*

3

reed.co.uk

25%

39%

-14%

4

totaljobs.com

24%

22%

+2%

5

monster.co.uk

19%

16%

+3%

6

cv-library.co.uk

13%

13%

0%

7

gov.uk

5%

3%

+2%

8

jobsite.co.uk

4%

7%

-3%

9

uk.jobrapido.com

3%

0,3%

 +3%

10

google.co.uk

3%

0,3%

 +3%

* The position of LinkedIn was measured differently in 2018.

Google for Jobs

Interesting newcomers in the top 10 are Jobrapido and Google. Both gain ground from Indeed, moving from 0,3% in 2018 to a 3% share in 2019. Google For Jobs, a new way for users to search for vacancies in the search bar, went live in the UK in July 2018. Even though we see no direct link between the usage of Google as a job board and the launch of Google For Jobs, nor the rise of Jobrapido which cooperates with Google for Jobs, it is certain that active job seekers use Jobrapido and Google more often than before. As a recruiter, it is essential that you know what your target audience is up to with regards to their job search. In order to do so, the European Recruitment Dashboard may be the right fit for you.

The figures are based on The Global Talent Acquisition Monitor (GTAM) conducted by Intelligence Group in 28 countries. Respondents are weighted on the basis of Eurostat figures. In the question asked, respondents could fill in an answer themselves (up to 5 answers): "What job boards would you use to look for a new job?"

More insight into the job market?

As a recruiter, it is absolutely essential to keep up with recent developments of your target audience. With the European Recruitment Dashboard, you will have access to data from 28 countries in Europe and info on a total of 750 professions. It allows you to view the recruitment feasibility and which pull factors and working conditions are important. Furthermore, it will give you insight as to what job boards and social media your candidates use. This will all help you develop and enhance your recruitment strategy for the European labour market. The data that we use stems from our own European job market research: the Global Talent Acquisition Monitor (GTAM) and from Textkernel’s Jobfeed. If you would like to receive more information about the dashboard, please request a demo.

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