The global retail industry experienced a 2% rise in new job postings related to internet of things in Q3 2022 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s whitepaper on Internet Of Things in Retail – Hiring Activity in Q3 2022. This compares to a 5% increase versus Q3 2021.

Notably, Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers jobs accounted for a 20% share of the global retail industry’s internet of things-related total new job postings in Q3 2022, down 27% over the prior quarter.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers drive internet of things-related hiring activity

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers, with a share of 20%, emerged as the top internet of things-related job roles within the retail industry in Q3 2022, with new job postings drop by 27% quarter-on-quarter. Designers came in second with a share of 8% in Q3 2022, with new job postings drop by 1200% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent internet of things roles include Computer and Information Systems Managers with a 4% share in Q3 2022, Radio and Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers with a 3% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in retail industry accounted for 7% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2022 were Amazon.com, Dollar Tree, VorwerkKG and Ocado Group. Together they accounted for a combined share of 7% of all internet of things-related active jobs in the retail industry.

Amazon.com posted 811 jobs in Q3 2022 and registered a drop of 44% over the previous quarter, followed by Dollar Tree with 429 jobs and a 56% drop. VorwerkKG with 410 jobs and Ocado Group with 325 jobs, recorded a % growth and a 10% increase, respectively, while H & M Hennes & Mauritz recorded a 10% increase with 260 job postings during Q3 2022.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 43% share of total active job postings, Q3 2022

The largest share of internet of things-related new job postings in the retail industry in Q3 2022 was in the US with 43% followed by Germany (12%) and the UK (11%). The share represented by the US was 27 percentage points lower than the 70% share it accounted for in Q2 2022.

GlobalData, the leading provider of industry intelligence, provided the underlying data, research, and analysis used to produce this article.

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