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Skills-OVATE: Skills Online Vacancy Analysis Tool for Europe

Skills-OVATE allows you to display information at national land aggregate level. The system contains UK data and analysis based on research conducted before the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union on 31 January 2020. The default aggregate refers to the EU Member States (EU27_2020). While it is possible to display aggregates including the UK (EU27_2020+UK) to reflect the situation in the European Union before 31 January 2020, these should not be considered as representative of the situation in the EU thereafter.

The online job advertisements were gathered between 1 July 2018 and 30 September 2020. Data presented are based on a robust methodology using big data and machine learning techniques. The underlying online job advertisement data are already of high quality, but they need more work to clean and classify them. More analysis and testing are also necessary for Skills-OVATE to provide sound evidence to inform policy making. Please use the findings as indicative. Skills-OVATE’s aims at this stage to show the data’s potential and provide information to help interpret labour market developments.

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Countries and occupations

This dashboard provides information on the occupations (on ISCO 1-digit and ISCO 2-digit levels) employers ask for in online job advertisements. Most job ads are for high-skilled occupations (managers, professionals and associate professionals), but medium- and even low-skilled occupations are also extensively posted online.


You can use the map to select one or more countries (you can select more than one country by holding the CTRL-key). Bars in the chart on the left can be clicked to focus on an occupation.

To undo your selections, click again on a country and/or highlighted occupation(s). To undo the whole selection, refresh the window.

Countries and occupations