Adzuna is a search engine for job advertisements and provides data about the job market.
Adzuna searches thousands of websites and brings together millions of advertisements on their website.
The dataset consists of full point-in-time snapshots with details of all advertisements which were on adzuna.co.uk.
Access to historical data from Spring 2017 is provided in addition to ongoing data to Spring 2022.
- Data Owner: Adzuna
- Coverage (geographical): United Kingdom
- Format: All common file formats supported, eg JSON, CSV, Parquet etc
- Who can use this data? UBDC has a limited number of credits available to sub-licence the data to PhD-level students, third party researchers or staff at UK universities for projects of up to 2 years’ duration (although longer qualifying projects may be supported). Academic staff can use the data for their research projects but not for teaching use. Applicants are expected to be in a position to use the licenced Adzuna data straight away once they receive it. Details of projects that have already been approved to use this data are outlined below.
Approved Adzuna Projects
Learning about labour demand during the Covid recovery from vacancy data
Researchers: Professor Julia Darby (with Professor Graeme Roy and Dr Stuart McIntyre)
This project aims to investigate changing trends in labour demand as the economy emerges from Covid. Two aspects are of interest:
- To what extent is the shift to remote working/working from home likely to continue once guidance that “everyone who can work from home must do so” ends? We are interested in investigating the extent to which opportunities for remote working are more prevalent in job adverts, and how the characteristics of job openings that fall into the “remote working” category have changed since Covid restrictions were first introduced, relaxed, reintroduced and are eventually removed.
- Can vacancy data shed light on the acceleration in the shift to e-commerce during the Covid-19 pandemic and the extent to which this is seen in a rise in demand for warehouse and delivery related workers and a persistent decline in traditional retail jobs.
The Impact of Labour Market Opportunities on Wages
Researchers: Professor Alan Manning
There are large and persistent differences in labour market outcomes across areas which partly represent differences in economic opportunity. Understanding these disparities is central to ensuring that growth benefits all. In this project we will use fine-grained data on job vacancies to investigate how the number and type of vacancies vary across areas and whether this variation can explain labour market outcomes.
Growth, resilience and recovery in local and city economies
Researchers: Professor Paul Sissons, Professor Donald Houston
This project will utilise job vacancy data (combined with other sources) to examine the implications of Covid-19 for local economic resilience and recovery. The research will provide detailed analysis of the impacts of the Covid-19 shock on employment, providing new insights of policy relevance (including emerging issues such as hard-to-fill vacancies), and contributing to wider debates about the concept of regional resilience. The project will also develop learning on the distribution and importance of economic clusters in urban areas for local employment. Taken together the project will develop new evidence to support policy around post-Covid economic development and employment support needs