Labour Market Information

topjobs Labour Market Information (LMI) provides accurate statistics on job advertisements in Sri Lanka. topjobs LMI captures and analyses actual vacancies published from the two following sources: topjobs registered employers and topjobs top-ad advertisers.



The Job Index - November 2012

topjobs Employment Index November 2012
 Job Category Vacancies Rank %
 Sales/Marketing/Merchandising 739 1 16.17
 IT-Sware/DB/QA/Web/Graphics/GIS 483 2 10.57
 Accounting/Auditing/Finance 458 3 10.02
 Eng-Mech/Auto/Elec 429 4 9.39
 Office Admin/Secretary/Receptionist 414 5 9.06
 Hotels/Restaurants/Food 232 6 5.08
 Apparel/Clothing 226 7 4.94
 HR/Training 179 8 3.92
 Customer Relations/Public Relations 177 9 3.87
 Civil Eng/Construction 175 10 3.83
 Logistics/Warehouse/Transport 174 11 3.81
 IT-HWare/Networks/Systems 113 12 2.47
 Hospitality/Tourism 86 13 1.88
 Ticketing/Airline/Marine 75 14 1.64
 Corporate Management/Analysts 72 15 1.58
 Manufacturing/Operations 71 16 1.55
 Banking/Insurance 70 17 1.53
 KPO/BPO 62 18 1.36
 Teaching/Academic/Library 44 19 0.96
 Media/Advert/Communication 36 20 0.79
 Supervision/Quality Control 35 21 0.77
 IT-Telecoms 30 22 0.66
 Legal/Law 30 23 0.66
 International Development 26 24 0.57
 Beauty/Cosmetics/Fashion 26 25 0.57
 Hospital/Nursing/Healthcare 26 26 0.57
 Agriculture/Dairy/Environment 23 27 0.50
 R&D/Science/Research 22 28 0.48
 Imports/Exports 20 29 0.44
 Security 15 30 0.33
 Arts/Recreation/Sports 3 31 0.07
 Total 4571

More about LMI

Methodology:
On a weekly basis, vacancies from topjobs are classified into the job categories. At the end of each month, the topjobs Job Index is produced. The Job Index displays the job categories ranked in order of the total number of vacancies in each category.

Why is topjobs LMI useful?
topjobs LMI is an accurate representation of the real time demand by employers (who publish vacancies). It is based on actual paid-up job advertisements therefore reflecting the accurate behaviour of employers in relation to their recruitment needs. topjobs LMI is a useful adjunct to other Labour Market Information systems in Sri Lanka. Some useful links are given below.



Who can benefit from topjobs LMI?

Jobseekers - see what skills employers are looking for.
Employers - see the interest from jobseeker for each job category.
Training institutes - to identify opportunities for training courses.
Government - for education or vocational training policy decisions.