China’s retail industry registered a 16.4% drop in IT hiring activity in October 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 6.74% in October 2022 when compared with September 2022.

Out of the retail industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 4.92% share in October 2022, recording a decrease of 1.47% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in China’s retail industry’s IT recruitment activity in October 2022

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 97.87% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of China’s retail industry in October 2022.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 46.81% in October 2022, registering a 50% decline over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed a 25.53% share, an increase of 20% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 19.15%, registering a 28.57% rise from September 2022.

4) Computer Support Specialists captured a share of 3.19%, flat growth over the previous month.

Top five retail companies in China’s IT recruitment activity in October 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 26.56% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of China’s retail industry during October 2022 over September 2022.

JD posted 46 IT jobs in October 2022 and registered a drop of 23.33% over the previous month, followed by Amazon with 25 jobs and a 48.98% drop. Inter IKEA Holding with 12 IT jobs and Laobaixing Pharmacy Chain with 9 jobs, recorded a 100% growth and a flat growth, respectively, while eBay recorded a decline of 84.62% with 2 job postings during October 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 71.28%, down by 30.93% from September 2022. Entry Level positions with a 20.21% share, registered a decline of 5% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with an 8.51% share, down 42.86% over September 2022.