Lightcast Data Now on the AWS Marketplace

Published on Aug 1, 2023

Written by Mariana Marques

We are very proud to share that Lightcast has been officially accepted and certified as a seller on the AWS Marketplace in the European market. From now on, our labour market datasets are available for purchase on the AWS Marketplace, making it as simple as ever to access reliable European labour market data. 

All AWS subscribers in the EU and EFTA countries are now able to access over 40 datasets - each of which includes a wealth of datapoints describing labour markets in Italy, Spain, France, Germany & Switzerland - directly from this page with one click of a button.

Below, you'll find more details of what you'll get from our datasets, which countries they cover, the packages available and how to access them through AWS.

What do our labour market datasets include?

All our datasets are based on ISCO08 and ESCO classifications and include labour market data covering job posting IDs, occupations, skills classifications, and sectors. But that’s not all - you can explore even further and see salaries for specific roles, company names, and job requirements such as education and experience. So, for example, you may be searching for:

  • What are the top 10 employers for engineering occupations in my country?

  • What skills are required for consulting roles nowadays?

  • How do different regions compare to each other in terms of recruitment growth?

  • What are the fastest growing industries in my region or nationwide?

These are just some of the myriad of questions our labour market datasets can answer. We offer different packages to suit different use case, including those who just want high-level data to spot and understand major trends, those who want to get deeper into the nitty gritty of specific roles and regions, plus additional features such as Lightcast Taxonomies (Occupations and Skills), which offer far greater granularity, or the raw data, which includes actual job posting descriptions.

What countries do these datasets cover? 

There are five country-specific datasets: Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. Plus, we offer a package that combines all the data for these five countries, and an even broader package, containing data for all 27 EU countries. 

If you need an extra level of specificity to meet your organisation’s needs - for instance, the datasets for France and Germany exclusively - we can customise your dataset to only include data from those countries. For customisable datasets or packages, email our team at

You can also contact our team for any support you may need, whether you are still considering what is the best dataset to purchase, or need help navigating through the dataset.   

If you like the sound of this, but are not yet ready to commit to a 12-month subscription, you can get a free 3-month sample on most of the datasets. Go to AWS Marketplace to check it out, or reach out to if you have any questions.

How does it work?

Make sure you are logged into your AWS account. Purchase a dataset by clicking on the orange “Continue to subscribe” button and making a subscription request. All you need to fill in is your name, email address, and intended use case.

You will then receive an email confirmation that your request has been approved, and voilà! You have officially gained access to Lightcast’s unparalleled labour market data. You can access it in the AWS Data Exchange through Amazon S3. 

Lightcast Swiss Labour Market Dataset Sample

Use AWS Data Exchange to set up your environment, such as AWS IAM Securities. Then, you can use Amazon’s own tools, such as AWS Athena, and SQL to query the data. Our team can support you by sharing data modelling language scripts, which make the query process even easier. You can also use AWS QuickSight or your favourite self-service business intelligence tool.

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