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November 16, 2021

Asia-Pacific’s retail industry IT hiring activity drops 7.3% in October 2021

Asia-Pacific witnessed a 7.3% drop in IT hiring activity in the retail industry in October 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

October 2021 has seen a decrease of 6.66% in the overall hiring activity when compared with September 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 9.71% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in October 2021, registering a decrease of 0.33% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Asia-Pacific with a share of 75.87% in October 2021, a 22.1% drop over the previous month. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations came in next, claiming a share of 9.67% in October 2021, marking a 0.85% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 8.53% in October 2021, a 14.63% drop from September 2021.

Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 3.01% in October 2021, a 37.04% rise over the previous month.

Top five retail companies in Asia-Pacific’s IT recruitment activity in October 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 24.2% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Asia-Pacific’s retail industry during October 2021 over previous month.

Amazon posted 474 IT jobs in October 2021 and registered a decline of 27.63% over the previous month, followed by JD with 169 jobs and a 42.91% drop. Coupang with 137 IT jobs and Alibaba Group Holding with 111 jobs, recorded a 341.94% rise and a 39.67% drop, respectively, while Woolworths Group recorded a 37.74% decline with 33 job postings during October 2021.

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 33.63% share in October 2021, a 31.8% decrease over September 2021. China featured next with a 30.22% share, down 37.06% over the previous month. Australia recorded a 12.35% share, a growth of 6.29% compared with September 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 65.64%, down by 16.62% from September 2021. Mid Level positions with a 21.04% share, registered a growth of 0.39% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 12.43% share, down 40.47% over September 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.89%, recording a month-on-month growth of 37.5%.