Interesting Insights from Job Board Data Analyses

Revenues for the online recruitment vertical have grown at an average rate of 14.6% over the past five years, according to the research firm IBISWorld. And the momentum isn’t expected to stop: The industry made $4.4 billion in 2017 and is anticipated to rake in $6.4 billion in 2022 according to the same business intelligence company. In this blog, JobsPikr takes a look at the insights from job board data analyses.

Unemployment is near record lows, leaving companies struggling to find the right talent. Wages are also finally increasing, which is making it difficult to lure people away from current jobs. Considering this, the job boards are in a sweet spot right now; however, the market is getting crowded by new entrants trying to get a piece of the pie. This means job boards need to concentrate on getting high-quality job listings in order to cater to the rising demand.

In this post, we’ll cover some of the interesting insights that we unveiled by analyzing the job data feed delivered by JobsPikr — a platform to access fresh job posts from company sites and job boards.

Dataset for Job Data Analyses

This dataset comprises data extracted from some of the popular US-based job boards such as CareerBuilder, Dice, Monster and Indeed. The total record count was over 150,000 for the job postings crawled in the last 30 days. Given below are the data fields:

  • Crawl timestamp
  • Job category
  • City
  • Company name
  • Company description
  • Contact person email
  • Contact person phone number
  • Name of the Job board
  • Job description
  • Job requirement
  • The Job title
  • The Job type
  • Post date
  • Salary
  • State

Note that all the job boards won’t have above-mentioned data fields — it varies depending on the portal.

Exploratory Analyses

We’ll perform exploratory analyses on the vital data fields to understand the present state of the job market. Then we’ll move to text mining of job requirements and descriptions.

Top Job Categories

Given below is the chart depicting the top job categories — we can see that ‘sales’, ‘engineering’, ‘marketing’ have captured the top three spots.

Top Locations in terms of Job Postings

Here we’ll uncover the top 10 locations in the United States with a number of job openings. The chart shows that ‘Atlanta’, ‘San Francisco’ and ‘New York City’ feature as the top three cities in this case.

Top Companies with Job Listings

Let’s now find out the companies that have listed job openings. We can see that the leading recruitment and employment agencies like ‘CyberCoders’, ‘Robert Half’, ‘REED’ and ‘Hays’ have captured a major share. Deloitte as a service network company has got the third spot.

Top job titles

Let’s now analyse the job titles to figure the most in-demand positions. We can see can that cumulatively there is substantial demand for managerial positions cutting across all other job roles. Other than that, engineering and development-related roles have significant openings. Next up are the sales and consulting roles. The chart also shows that ‘Java’ and ‘SAP’ related job titles are in demand as well.

Salary range

The predominant salary range falls in between $80k to $120k. Other salary ranges that are more than 300k and go up to $500k are outliers.

Job Type

We can see that majority of the job openings are on ‘full time’ basis and ‘temporary’ jobs are least in number.

Text Mining

Now we’ll perform text mining techniques to on the job description and job requirements fields to understand the top terms used to describe the job, and the associated skills.

Top Terms in the Job Description

Let’s find out the most frequently used words in the job description using the word cloud given below:

We can see that ‘Experience’ is the most frequently used word in the job description. Other words with higher frequency are ‘work’, ‘years’, ‘team’, ‘skills’.

Top skills

Now let’s uncover the most in-demand skills by going through the job requirements posted in the job listings. Here is the word cloud created using the frequency of occurrence of the term.

Clearly, degree, diploma and certification are most common and predominant elements in the job requirements in terms of education. Further analyses of the word frequency reveal the following top 10 skills:

  • SQL
  • Java
  • Security
  • Data
  • Excel
  • HTML
  • Systems
  • JavaScript
  • Agile
  • C

It is quite evident that older technologies like Java and C are still in demand. Apart from that, skills around data analysis and security are also sought after.


In this study, we analyzed the clean job feeds delivered by JobsPikr to understand the current US job market. Apart from exploratory analyses, other advanced techniques such as topic modelling can also be applied for better job matching in job boards.

Let us know in the comments section if you would like to uncover any additional insight.

Gain clean and up-to-date job listings data in a structured format via JobsPikr.

CTA Banner


  1. Ronald

    October 15, 2020 at 8:25 am

    Terrific post however I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this
    topic? I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit more.

    Thank you!

    • Tarun

      October 15, 2020 at 1:16 pm

      Ho Ronald, We surely will. Subscribe to our social media channels to stay engaged with the new content that we post on a regular basis.

  2. biet thu lau dai tay ho

    October 13, 2020 at 12:42 am

    Нellⲟ Tһere. I foսnd your blog uѕing msn. Thiѕ is an extremely
    ѡell written article. I will be sure to bookmark іt and come baсk to гead more of your usefᥙl іnformation.
    Τhanks fοr the post. I’ll ceгtainly return.

  3. Kathrin

    October 11, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    I think the admin of this site is in fact working hard for his site, as here every
    material is quality based data.

  4. judi kartu

    October 9, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    Greetings Ι am sо haрpy I foᥙnd yοur
    blog, I really foսnd you Ьy error, while I ᴡas browsing ߋn Digg for sοmething
    еlse, Regаrdless Ι ɑm here now and would just lіke tⲟ ѕay cheers for a tremendous post ɑnd а аll roynd exciting blog (Ӏ
    also love the theme/design), Ι don’t һave tіmе to loⲟk oѵer it all att the minute but I hаve book-marked it and ɑlso included your RSS feeds,
    soo, when I havе, timе I will be back to read morе, Pⅼease ⅾⲟ keep uρ tһe
    superb ѡork.

  5. free spins coin master

    October 9, 2020 at 3:25 am

    Thanks in favor of sharing such a pleasant idea,
    article is pleasant, thats why i have read it entirely

Comments are closed.

About JobsPikr

JobsPikr provides fresh job data feed directly from the prominent job boards across geographies. It has been developed by our parent company, PromptCloud – a pioneer in Data-as-a-Service with deep domain expertise.

Get in Touch

Stay Connected
Quick Links
The latest JobsPikr news, articles, and resources, sent straight to your inbox every month.
We’ll never share your details. See our Privacy Policy

Copyright © JobsPikr . All rights reserved.