Classified ads search engine Adzuna launched for the UK market a year ago this week. Just to recap, the website aggregates job, property and car ads from hundreds of sources, letting users search and filter them on a single interface.

We last caught up with Adzuna back in February, when it entered the property search market with Friend Map, a tool that lets you asks Facebook friends which areas you should considering living in.

To mark a year in business, Adzuna has today announced a neat new Market Insights tool, giving jobseekers a statistical overview of any search result, including salary trends.

How it works

When you perform any job search – in this case I’ve searched for journalist positions in the UK – simply hit ‘See More Stats':

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You’ll then be presented with a stream of data plotted on a map. You can select from ‘Average Salary’, ‘Salary vs. Average’, ‘Map View’, Regional Overview’ and ‘Pay Distribution’.

For this, I’ve selected Map View, which outlines the hottest regions for journalist positions pinned on a Google Map.

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Adzuna was founded in 2011 by Andrew Hunter and Doug Monro, formerly of eBay, Gumtree, Qype and Zoopla, and is backed by Passion Capital, The Accelerator Group and Index Ventures. Today, it claims more than half-a-million monthly unique visitors and two million ads indexed, constituting more than 90% market coverage.

Some interesting data derived from Adzuna includes:

  • The average Banking IT salary is 22% more than tech startups.
  • Technology journalists make on avg 9% less than fashion reporters.
  • 25% of start ups currently hiring in London are offering stock to employees up front.
  • London ruby developer wages have increased from £43k in January to £46k in June
  • Gordon Ramsay Holdings is currently the top company looking for waiters in London, closely followed by Marriott, The Dorchesters, Claridge’s and Harrods.

“We’re delighted with Adzuna’s progress in our first year,” says Doug Monro, co-founder of Adzuna. “Our dataset is the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of information on the British job market out there, and we want to make this freely available to everyone. If you are looking for a pay rise, here’s your ammunition; if you are looking to hire, here’s how much you need to pay.”

Adzuna is certainly a smart service, and we reckon these guys will go from strength-to-strength, especially with its eyes on expanding beyond the UK at some point in the not-too-distant future.

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