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This dataset contains approximately 350 million job adverts from weekly snapshots of Adzuna, the UK’s most popular vacancy search engine. Adzuna searches thousands of websites to bring together information on millions of advertisements on their service. The dataset consists of full point-in-time snapshots with details of all advertisements which were on

This data features derived variables on job location, industry and occupation classification, salary, seniority, and skills extracted from each advert. It also includes the raw text description of each advert, offering rich insights into a range of economic and labour market issues.

Access and restrictions

  • Please note that UBDC can support a maximum of 12 research projects per year. We make periodic calls inviting users to apply in order to allocate these in a fair and transparent manner. Unlike most other data collections, we do not provide access on a responsive basis. In general, each user will have two years to complete their research project.
  • The dataset is available for non-commercial academic research projects only. Academic staff and PhD students from UK universities may apply.
  • Commercial enterprise or non-research functions within any academic institution (e.g. careers services) will not be considered for access to the data.

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Cite this as

Adzuna (2023). Adzuna online job listings 2016-2024 [Data set]. University of Glasgow.
Retrieved: 06:08 21 Apr 2024 (UTC)

Additional Info

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Alternative title

The dataset consists of full point-in-time snapshots with details of all advertisements which were on at that point in time. Access to historical data (6 years previous) is provided in addition to ongoing data.

Subjects employment
Dataset Citation Adzuna. Economic and Social Research Council. Adzuna, 2023 [data collection]. University of Glasgow - Urban Big Data Centre.
Time Period Coverage 2016-current
Geographical Coverage United Kingdom
Spatial Units
Observation Units Job listings
Resource Type Dataset
Data Format All common file formats supported, eg JSON, CSV, Parquet etc
Method of Collection

Data files provided by the supplier.

Collection Status Ongoing
Dataset Aggregation
Data Owner Adzuna
Data Owner Url
Licence Specifics

Non-commercial academic research only. Data for 2-year projects

Dataset Available
Dataset Closed
Dataset Valid
Dataset Updating Frequency Weekly
Dataset Next Version Due
Date Published 2023-06-08
Date of Fieldwork
Dataset File Type JSON
Dataset File Size 226,098,654 KB
Dataset Creation Date
Dataset Access Restrictions Safeguarded dataset
Metadata Created Date 2023-06-15
Metadata Created Institution Urban Big Data Centre
Dataset Fields (1)
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An ID linking to the Adzuna category of the advert.