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July 27, 2021

UK retail industry IT recruitment activity rises 15.1% in June 2021

The UK retail industry registered a 15.1% 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 9.99% in June 2021 compared with May 2021.

Out of the retail industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 2.71% share in June 2021, recording decrease of 0.99% over the last three-month average share.

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

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 97.23% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK retail industry in June 2021.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 61.21% in June 2021, a 63.09% growth over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 17.38% share, an increase of 146.43% over the previous month.

3) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations held a share of 8.82%, registering a 10.26% decline from May 2021.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 6.55%, up 116.67% over the previous month.

Top five retail companies in the UK 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 growth of 150.93% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK retail industry during June 2021 over May 2021.

J Sainsbury posted 179 IT jobs in June 2021 and registered a rise of 188.71% over the previous month, followed by Ocado Group with 31 jobs and an 82.35% growth. Farfetch with 21 IT jobs and Tesco with 21 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a 320% increase, respectively, while Phoenix Pharmahandel GmbHKG recorded a 20.83% decline with 19 job postings during June 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in June 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 66.5%, up by 50.86% from May 2021. Mid Level positions with a 17.13% share, a growth of 70% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 16.37% share, up 71.05% over May 2021.