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January 28, 2021

US retail industry’s IT recruitment activity rises 3.7% in December 2020

The US retail industry registered a 3.7% rise in IT hiring activity in December 2020 compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics index.

The industry’s overall hiring decreased 5.64% in December 2020 compared with November 2020.

Out of the retail industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 1.41% share in December 2020, recording an increase of 0.18% over the last three-month average share.

Top job classifications in the US retail industry’s IT recruitment activity in December 2020

Out of the total job titles, the top four roles commanded a 98.12% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US retail industry in December 2020.

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1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 75.85% in December 2020, an 8.91% growth over the previous month.

2) Computer Support Specialists claimed a 8.37% share, an increase of 77.55% over the previous month.

3) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations held a share of 5.96%, registering a 2.48% rise from November 2020.

4) Database and Network Administrators and Architects captured a share of 5.39%, a flat growth over the previous month.

Top five retail companies in US IT recruitment activity in December 2020

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 24.49% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US retail industry during December 2020 over November 2020.

Amazon posted 1,096 IT jobs in December 2020 and registered a rise of 15.37% over the previous month, followed by Walmart with 194 jobs and a 12.14% growth. CVS Health with 170 IT jobs and Macy’s with 64 jobs, recorded a 123.68% growth and a 357.14% increase, respectively, while NIKE recorded a 1.89% decline with 52 job postings during December 2020.

Junior Level job postings dominate in December 2020

Junior Level jobs held a share of 51.23%, up 1.33% from November 2020. Entry Level positions with a 25.54% share, registered a growth of 39.74% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with a 22.8% share, up 9.47% over November 2020. Senior Level postings accounted for 0.43% share, recording a month-on-month increase of 50%.