Asia-Pacific witnessed a 32.0% drop in IT hiring activity in the retail industry in November 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

November 2022 has seen a decrease of 1.67% in the overall hiring activity when compared with October 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 2.66% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in November 2022, registering a decrease of 2.63% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Asia-Pacific with a share of 45.93% in November 2022, a 57.27% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 27.69% in November 2022, marking a 47.2% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 13.68% in November 2022, a 46.84% drop from October 2022.

Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 8.14% in November 2022, a 47.92% decline over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 18.92% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Asia-Pacific’s retail industry during November 2022 over previous month.

Woolworths Group posted 54 IT jobs in November 2022 and registered a flat growth over the previous month, followed by JD with 37 jobs and a 19.57% drop. Target with 36 IT jobs and Wesfarmers with 27 jobs, recorded an 89.47% rise and a 6.9% drop, respectively, while ODP recorded a flat growth with 22 job postings during November 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 32.25% share in November 2022, a 61.92% decrease over October 2022. Australia featured next with a 31.27% share, down 29.41% over the previous month. China recorded an 18.24% share, a drop of 42.27% compared with October 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in November 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 68.73%, down by 52.48% from October 2022. Mid Level positions with a 17.92% share, registered a decline of 50.45% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 13.36% share, down 55.91% over October 2022.