Asia-Pacific’s consumer industry IT hiring activity drops 11.2% in October 2021
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Asia-Pacific’s consumer industry IT hiring activity drops 11.2% in October 2021

12 Nov 2021

Asia-Pacific’s consumer industry IT hiring activity drops 11.2%  in October 2021

Asia-Pacific witnessed an 11.2% drop in IT hiring activity in the consumer industry in October 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

October 2021 has seen a decrease of 7.45% in the overall hiring activity when compared with September 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 5.88% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in October 2021, registering a decrease of 0.45% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Asia-Pacific with a share of 54.49% in October 2021, a 25.41% drop over the previous month. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations came in next, claiming a share of 14.97% in October 2021, marking a 10.71% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 13.47% in October 2021, a 36.62% drop from September 2021.

Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 11.98% in October 2021, a 29.03% rise over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 2.56% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Asia-Pacific’s consumer industry during October 2021 over previous month.

Panasonic posted 65 IT jobs in October 2021 and registered an increase of 54.76% over the previous month, followed by Haier Group with 46 jobs and a 49.45% drop. Masan Group with 16 IT jobs and McCain Foods with 13 jobs, recorded a 14.29% rise and a flat growth, respectively, while Unternehmensgruppe Theo Muller S.e.c.s. recorded a 33.33% increase with 12 job postings during October 2021.

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

India commanded a leading presence in the region’s consumer industry IT hiring activity with a 45.51% share in October 2021, a 5.56% increase over September 2021. China featured next with a 20.66% share, down 48.51% over the previous month. Australia recorded a 7.49% share, a drop of 44.44% compared with September 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 57.78%, down by 29.3% from September 2021. Mid Level positions with a 30.24% share, registered a decline of 9.82% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 10.78% share, up 28.57% over September 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 1.2%, recording a month-on-month decline of 20%.