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July 21, 2021

China retail industry IT recruitment activity rises 5.6% in June 2021

China retail industry registered a 5.6% rise in IT hiring activity in June 2021 compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics index.

The industry’s overall hiring an increased by 10.14% in June 2021 compared with May 2021.

Out of the retail industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 6.6% share in June 2021, recording decrease of 1.14% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in China retail industry’s IT recruitment activity in June 2021

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 99.73% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of China retail industry in June 2021.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 83.74% in June 2021, a 62.82% drop over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed an 8.67% share, decline of 48.39% over the previous month.

3) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations held a share of 5.96%, registering a 15.79% rise from May 2021.

4) Computer Support Specialists captured a share of 0.81%, down 85.71% over the previous month.

Top five retail companies in China IT recruitment activity in June 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 61.38% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of China retail industry during June 2021 over May 2021.

Alibaba Group Holding posted 183 IT jobs in June 2021 and registered a drop of 76.54% over the previous month, followed by JD with 116 jobs and a 31.82% growth. Amazon with 43 IT jobs and adidas with 8 jobs, recorded a 4.44% drop and a 100% increase, respectively, while Inter IKEA Holding recorded a 20% decline with 8 job postings during June 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in June 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 80.49%, down by 62.17% from May 2021. Mid Level positions with a 15.45% share, a decline of 42.42% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 3.79% share, down 68.18% over May 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.27%, recording a month-on-month decline of 93.33%.