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July 14, 2021

Asia-Pacific’s consumer industry IT hiring activity declines 0.2% in June 2021

Asia-Pacific witnessed a 0.2% decline in IT hiring activity in the consumer industry in June 2021 compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics index.

June 2021 has seen an decrease of 2.27% in the overall hiring activity when compared with May 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 4.56% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in June 2021, registering an increase of 0.42% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in June 2021

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Asia-Pacific with a share of 53.51% in June 2021, a 12% drop over the previous month. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations came in next, claiming a share of 19.19% in June 2021, marking a 12.35% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 14.86% in June 2021, a 24.66% drop from May 2021.

Computer and Information Research Scientists registered a share of 5.95% in June 2021, a 24.14% decline over the previous month.

Top five consumer companies in Asia-Pacific’s IT recruitment activity in June 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 20.36% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Asia-Pacific’s consumer industry during June 2021 over previous month.

Haier Group posted 90 IT jobs in June 2021 and registered a decline of 1.1% over the previous month, followed by Carrier Global with 32 jobs and a 48.39% drop. Signify with 22 IT jobs and Unilever with 17 jobs, recorded a 42.11% decline and an 88.89% increase, respectively, while British American Tobacco recorded a 28.57% decline with 15 job postings during June 2021.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in Asia-Pacific’s consumer industry

China commanded a leading presence in the region’s consumer industry IT hiring activity with a 35.14% share in June 2021, a 29.35% decline over May 2021. India featured next with a 29.46% share, down 8.4% over the previous month. Australia recorded a 6.49% share, a growth of 20% compared with May 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in June 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 67.03%, down by 32.97% from May 2021. Mid Level positions with a 24.32% share, a growth of 26.76% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 7.57% share, up 40% over May 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 1.08%, recording a month-on-month growth of 100%.

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