Australia’s retail industry registered a 1.2% rise in IT hiring activity in October 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 4.23% in October 2021 when compared with September 2021.

Out of the retail industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 5.27% share in October 2021, recording a decrease of 0.82% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in Australia’s retail industry’s IT recruitment activity in October 2021

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 96.71% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Australia’s retail industry in October 2021.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 53.95% in October 2021, registering a 3.53% decline over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed a 19.74% share, a decrease of 3.23% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 11.84%, registering a 20% rise from September 2021.

4) Computer Support Specialists captured a share of 6.58%, up 42.86% over the previous month.

Top five retail companies in Australia’s IT recruitment activity in October 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 3.79% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Australia’s retail industry during October 2021 over September 2021.

Amazon posted 57 IT jobs in October 2021 and registered a rise of 78.13% over the previous month, followed by Woolworths Group with 33 jobs and a 37.74% drop. Wesfarmers with 24 IT jobs and Coles Group with 18 jobs, recorded a 4.35% growth and an 18.18% decrease, respectively, while Myer recorded an increase of 150% with 5 job postings during October 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 69.74%, up by 1.92% from September 2021. Mid Level positions with a 24.34% share, registered an increase of 15.63% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 5.92% share, up 28.57% over September 2021.