Histogram (v3)

Cloud Talent Solution allows you to get a histogram representation of the number of jobs associated to a given search. A histogram search returns a count of all jobs that match a particular query, broken down by the requested searchType. For example, a histogram search could return the number of jobs per employment type (full-time, part-time, etc) that exist in Mountain View, CA. To define the dimensions and parameters of the histogram, follow this guide.

Histograms are generally run in parallel with a search call, using the same JobQuery and the same requestMetadata.


The histogram can be obtained from the underlying search API. This is achieved by setting the histogramFacets on the search API and defining the filters of the request. Note that the histogram observes all the filters as defined in the search query. The following example illustrates the mechanism of retrieving a histogram,

Required fields

  • searchTypes is a list of categories for which to return counts. For example, specify EMPLOYMENT_TYPE to return a count of employment types, such as full-time or part-time. See SearchType for a detailed list of enums.

Optional fields

  • jobQuery is the job query to perform in this search. See Search Filters for more details. In this example, no query is applied.

  • requestMetadata contains information about the user initiating the search. See the RequestMetadata section of the job search page for more information.

  • enableBroadening loosens the restrictions on location and job category of the search request, in order to return more results. For example, if a request specified jobs within a 20 mile radius of a location, setting this flag to true may return jobs from outside of that radius. The following example does not include broadened results.


The following example returns the list of job counts across the COMPANY_ID and the customAttribute someFieldName1:


For more on installing and creating a Cloud Talent Solution client, see Cloud Talent Solution Client Libraries.

/** Histogram search */
public static void histogramSearch(String companyName) throws IOException, InterruptedException {
  // Make sure to set the requestMetadata the same as the associated search request
  RequestMetadata requestMetadata =
      new RequestMetadata()
          // Make sure to hash your userID
          // Make sure to hash the sessionID
          // Domain of the website where the search is conducted

  HistogramFacets histogramFacets =
      new HistogramFacets()
                  new CustomAttributeHistogramRequest()

  // conducted.
  SearchJobsRequest searchJobsRequest =
      new SearchJobsRequest()
  if (companyName != null) {
    searchJobsRequest.setJobQuery(new JobQuery().setCompanyNames(Arrays.asList(companyName)));

  SearchJobsResponse searchJobsResponse =
          .search(DEFAULT_PROJECT_ID, searchJobsRequest)

  System.out.printf("Histogram search results: %s\n", searchJobsResponse);


For more on installing and creating a Cloud Talent Solution client, see Cloud Talent Solution Client Libraries.

def histogram_search(client_service, company_name):
    request_metadata = {
        'user_id': 'HashedUserId',
        'session_id': 'HashedSessionId',
        'domain': 'www.google.com'
    custom_attribute_histogram_facet = {
        'key': 'someFieldName1',
        'string_value_histogram': True
    histogram_facets = {
        'simple_histogram_facets': ['COMPANY_ID'],
        'custom_attribute_histogram_facets': [custom_attribute_histogram_facet]
    request = {
        'search_mode': 'JOB_SEARCH',
        'request_metadata': request_metadata,
        'histogram_facets': histogram_facets
    if company_name is not None:
        request.update({'job_query': {'company_names': [company_name]}})
    response = client_service.projects().jobs().search(
        parent=parent, body=request).execute()


For more on installing and creating a Cloud Talent Solution client, see Cloud Talent Solution Client Libraries.

// histogramSearch searches for jobs with histogram facets.
func histogramSearch(w io.Writer, projectID, companyName string) (*talent.SearchJobsResponse, error) {
	ctx := context.Background()

	client, err := google.DefaultClient(ctx, talent.CloudPlatformScope)
	if err != nil {
		return nil, fmt.Errorf("google.DefaultClient: %v", err)
	// Create the jobs service client.
	service, err := talent.New(client)
	if err != nil {
		return nil, fmt.Errorf("talent.New: %v", err)

	parent := "projects/" + projectID
	req := &talent.SearchJobsRequest{
		// Make sure to set the RequestMetadata the same as the associated
		// search request.
		RequestMetadata: &talent.RequestMetadata{
			// Make sure to hash your userID.
			UserId: "HashedUsrId",
			// Make sure to hash the sessionID.
			SessionId: "HashedSessionId",
			// Domain of the website where the search is conducted.
			Domain: "www.googlesample.com",
		HistogramFacets: &talent.HistogramFacets{
			SimpleHistogramFacets: []string{"COMPANY_ID"},
			CustomAttributeHistogramFacets: []*talent.CustomAttributeHistogramRequest{
					Key:                  "someFieldString",
					StringValueHistogram: true,
		// Set the search mode to a regular search.
		SearchMode:               "JOB_SEARCH",
		RequirePreciseResultSize: true,
	if companyName != "" {
		req.JobQuery = &talent.JobQuery{
			CompanyNames: []string{companyName},

	resp, err := service.Projects.Jobs.Search(parent, req).Do()
	if err != nil {
		return nil, fmt.Errorf("failed to search for jobs with Historgram Facets: %v", err)

	fmt.Fprintln(w, "Jobs:")
	for _, j := range resp.MatchingJobs {
		fmt.Fprintf(w, "\t%q\n", j.Job.Name)

	return resp, nil

Relevance thresholding

Histogram requests do not use relevance thresholding. To ensure that the counts are consistent between a histogram search and an identical job search, disableKeywordMatch in the job search must be false.