Australia’s retail industry registered a 12.6% drop in IT hiring activity in April 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 6.62% in April 2022 when compared with March 2022.

Out of the retail industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 7.78% share in April 2022, recording a decrease of 0.5% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in Australia’s retail industry’s IT recruitment activity in April 2022

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 100% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Australia’s retail industry in April 2022.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 58.27% in April 2022, registering a 51.2% decline over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed a 15.83% share, a decrease of 54.17% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 14.39%, registering a 23.08% decline from March 2022.

4) Computer Support Specialists captured a share of 7.19%, down 16.67% over the previous month.

Top five retail companies in Australia’s IT recruitment activity in April 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 44.73% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Australia’s retail industry during April 2022 over March 2022.

Amazon posted 59 IT jobs in April 2022 and registered a drop of 41% over the previous month, followed by Woolworths Group with 49 jobs and a 49.48% drop. Wesfarmers with 17 IT jobs and Country Road Group with 4 jobs, recorded a 51.43% decline and a 20% decrease, respectively, while SOTI recorded a flat growth with 2 job postings during April 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in April 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 67.63%, down by 47.49% from March 2022. Mid Level positions with a 20.86% share, registered a decline of 47.27% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 10.79% share, down 37.5% over March 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 0.72%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.