Top 10 Job Websites in the UK

top ten job websites in the uk

In our previous article we covered the top ten job websites in the US as a part of a six piece article. We are comparing the 10 job websites in six countries.

We are reviewing these ten job websites based on the following factors;

  • Job website rank in country
  • Job website rank globally
  • Total number of jobs
  • Total number of users/resumes/CVs
  • Top 5 job categories/Industries
  • Pricing

Our aim is to help you -whether you are looking for jobs, candidates or data- to make an informed decision based on statistics, insights and facts. This is not a ranking but rather an analysis of those ten job websites and as always we encourage you to do your own research.

WebsiteNumber Of JobsNumber Of Users/CVs/ResumesCountry RankGlobal RankPricing (Job post)
The Guardian160,40045M9484,247£750 per job post
Gumtree42142??4162,150 £39 for 60 Days
Universal Job Match919718M1656363
Reed26751110.1M2006620£150 for 42days
Cv-Library171,62412.4M35410909£75 per job post
TotalJobs86,32410,803,8211946,017£99 for 7 days
Monster300,000??67113567£130 for 30 days
Jobsite719158.2M36511354£190 per day
Indeed??90M????Pay-per-click
Fish 4????268354,933£129 per job post

1. The Guardian Job Board

Brief

British daily newspaper. It was known from 1821 until 1959 as the Manchester Guardian.

The top 5 openings per job category are:

  1. Marketing & PR 1908
  2. Charities 1900
  3. Media 1382
  4. Finance & accounting 1244
  5. Technology 1025

2. Gumtree

Brief

Gumtree, is a British online classifieds and community website. Classified ads are either free or paid for depending on the product category and the geographical market.

The top 5 openings per job category are:

  1. 9963 Hospitality & Catering
  2. 5,205 Property development & Construction
  3. Transport, Logistics & Delivery 3446
  4. Housekeeping & Cleaning 2391
  5. Social & Care Work 2003

3. Universal Job Match

Brief

The website has replaced the JobCentre Plus’ Job Search Tool and Employer Services Direct, which were part of the Directgov online system set up in the UK’s New Deal employment system.

4. Reed

Brief

The company’s website, reed.co.uk, was established in 1995 and doubles as an employment website. The company was founded in 1960 by Sir Alec Reed CBE.

The top 5 openings per job category are:

  1. Public Sector jobs 37,241
  2. Education jobs 22,339
  3. IT & Telecoms jobs 21,356
  4. Sales jobs 17,445
  5. Accountancy jobs 15,339

5. Cv-Library

Brief

A UK job board that was launched in October 2000. The job board hosts a CV database of over 12 million CVs.

The top 5 openings per job category are:

  1. Engineering 24,550
  2. Construction 20,425
  3. Education 12,415
  4. Sales 10,691
  5. IT 8,830

6. TotalJobs

Brief

One of the UK’s leading jobs boards, attracting around 6 million jobseekers every month on the hunt for one of 110,000 live job ads and over 2 million applications a month.

The top 5 openings per job category are:

  1. Temporary (17,544)
  2. Sales (14,925)
  3. Engineering (12,736)
  4. Apprenticeships (11,159)
  5. Accountancy (8,638)

7. Jobsite

Brief

British job board, with over 150,000 vacancies listed on our site every month.

The top 5 openings per job category are:

  1. 28,831 Management
  2. 18,874 Customer Service
  3. 15,301 IT
  4. 10,043 Health jobs
  5. 8,211 Sales

8. Indeed

Brief

Indeed is a worldwide employment search engine launched in November 2004. Indeed is now available in over 60 countries and 28 languages.

The top 5 openings per job category are:

  1. 258,989 IT
  2. 289,090 Training
  3. 215,045 Customer Service
  4. 152,766 Sales
  5. 108,255 Education

9. Monster

Brief

An American-based global employment website owned and operated by Monster Worldwide, Inc. It was created in 1999 through the merger of The Monster Board (TMB) and Online Career Center (OCC).

The top 5 openings per job category are:

  1. Driver 15,783
  2. Apprenticeships 10,758
  3. Environmental 9,773
  4. Art 9,920
  5. Parttime 6,280

10. Fish 4

Brief

Visited by over 1.6 million job seekers a month, Fish4jobs offers employers and recruiters a variety of ways to target the right candidates from online and print job adverts and CV database sourcing to display advertising and email products.

The top 5 openings per job category are:

  1. Engineering (3384)
  2. Accountancy (2239)
  3. Education & Teaching (2125)
  4. Construction & Skilled Trades (1899)
  5. PR & Advertising (940)

Bonus sites

11. Panx.io

Brief

Launched in Jan 2018, PanX is a webspace providing both job seekers and employers with useful resources.

The top 5 openings per job category are:

  1. Developers 4480
  2. Designers 2232
  3. full stack 1400
  4. Social Media 1215
  5. Remote 1020

Number of Jobs: 20,000+

Number of CVs: 1M+

Job Post pricing:  Free for 20 days

Global Rank: 13,249,382

12. NHS

Brief

The National Health Service is the publicly funded national healthcare system for England.

The top 5 openings per job category are:

  1. Nursing & Midwifery Registered (5783)
  2. Medical & Dental (2953)
  3. Administrative & Clerical (2925)
  4. Allied Health Professionals (2127)
  5. Additional Clinical Services (1293)

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