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September 1, 2021updated 08 Oct 2021 11:01am

North America’s retail industry IT hiring activity rises 2.8% in August 2021

North America witnessed a 2.8% rise in IT hiring activity in the retail industry in August 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

August 2021 has seen an increase of 6.95% in the overall hiring activity when compared with July 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 3.69% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in August 2021, registering a decrease of 0.01% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in North America with a share of 76.28% in August 2021, a 6.63% rise over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 7.13% in August 2021, marking an 11.16% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 5.92% in August 2021, a 24.39% rise from July 2021.

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Computer and Information Research Scientists registered a share of 5.28% in August 2021, a 21.37% rise over the previous month.

Top five retail companies in North America’s IT recruitment activity in August 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 1.19% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s retail industry during August 2021 over previous month.

Amazon posted 3,494 IT jobs in August 2021 and registered a decline of 2.46% over the previous month, followed by Walmart with 384 jobs and a 13.51% drop. CVS Health with 219 IT jobs and Lowe’s Companies with 165 jobs, recorded a 14.66% rise and a 43.48% rise, respectively, while Chewy recorded a 14.17% increase with 137 job postings during August 2021.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in North America’s retail industry

The US commanded a leading presence in the region’s retail industry IT hiring activity with a 95.49% share in August 2021, a 3.4% increase over July 2021. Canada featured next with a 3.93% share, up 6.28% over the previous month. Mexico recorded a 0.53% share, a drop of 5.88% compared with July 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 52.21%, up by 4.83% from July 2021. Entry Level positions with a 26.24% share, registered a growth of 0.64% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with 21.08% share, up 2.83% over July 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.46%, recording a month-on-month growth of 40%.