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Job vacancies decline 7%: May Job Report

To make finding a job easier, Adzuna brings all the jobs in Australia to one place. This means we have the most up-to-date statistics and insights into the Australian jobs market.

Here are our findings for May…

Adzuna Job Vacancy Index

Adzuna Average Salary Index

Key Points

  • Average advertised salaries improved in each state and territory with the exception of South Australia. A 3% uptick was recorded nationwide.
  • Job advertisements have decreased by 7% month-on-month, dropping to 120,852 in May.
  • The number of job seekers competing for each role increased in every state and territory.
  • Job vacancies in the education industry increased by 8.6%.

Monthly Job and Salary Trends



Job Market Competition

Worst states to find a job

Best states to find a job

Regional and Industry Overview

Top Performer: Education

  • Jobs in the Education Sector increased by 8.6% year-on-year.


  • The average advertised salary for jobs in Education is $82,828.


  • The highest paying job in the Education Sector on is a role for an Association Professor in Mechanical and Automotive Engineering at RMIT in Melbourne, which attracts a yearly salary of $179K.