Asia-Pacific witnessed an 18.8% drop in IT hiring activity in the retail industry in August 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

August 2022 has seen an increase of 5.86% in the overall hiring activity when compared with July 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 6.23% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in August 2022, registering a decrease of 2.07% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in August 2022

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Asia-Pacific with a share of 57.3% in August 2022, a 47.56% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 20.51% in August 2022, marking a 29.47% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 12.08% in August 2022, a 32.81% drop from July 2022.

Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 4.49% in August 2022, a 39.62% decline over the previous month.

Top five retail companies in Asia-Pacific’s IT recruitment activity in August 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 53.48% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Asia-Pacific’s retail industry during August 2022 over previous month.

Amazon posted 191 IT jobs in August 2022 and registered a decline of 72.12% over the previous month, followed by Woolworths Group with 70 jobs and a 2.94% growth. adidas with 58 IT jobs and Jd with 38 jobs, recorded a 41.46% rise and a 31.03% rise, respectively, while Wesfarmers recorded a 54.17% increase with 37 job postings during August 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in Asia-Pacific’s retail industry

India commanded a leading presence in the region’s retail industry IT hiring activity with a 31.6% share in August 2022, a 67.39% decrease over July 2022. Australia featured next with a 24.86% share, down 11.94% over the previous month. China recorded a 20.51% share, a growth of 28.07% compared with July 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 70.65%, down by 26.89% from July 2022. Mid Level positions with a 15.59% share, registered a decline of 39.01% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 13.76% share, down 70.66% over July 2022.