What are top industries?

In Custom Roles, top industries are the industries that potential candidates with your desired skills work in.

How can I use this data?

You can use industry data to understand the different industry backgrounds and experience that candidates might have.

Why does Custom Roles have its own AboutTheData documentation?

For certain metrics, our methodologies differ significantly between Custom Roles and our self-service platforms, Plan and Recruit.

Generally, Custom Roles reports provide labor market data on locations that aren’t available in Plan or Recruit, or on roles that are too niche to be represented by job posting data. Because of this, we sometimes rely on different sources and more manual processes to calculate labor market metrics. We therefore don’t recommend comparing data between Custom Roles and Recruit or Plan.

What is the methodology for top industries?

Our top industry estimates are based on public profile data. We harvest profile data from professional networking sites and resumé banks like Google, Indeed, Xing, GitHub, and Stack Overflow.

These profiles are associated with skills and with employers, which are associated with industries. We create a keyword search using Boolean logic to estimate the distribution of your target skills among industries.

We represent top industries as the number of potential candidates associated with each of the top four industries, as well as “other” industries.