China’s retail industry registered a 23.0% 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 23.31% in April 2022 when compared with March 2022.

Out of the retail industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 10.72% share in April 2022, recording a decrease of 0.47% over the last three-month average share.

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

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 100.5% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of China’s retail industry in April 2022.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 86.07% in April 2022, registering a 20.28% decline over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed an 8.46% share, a decrease of 54.05% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 3.48%, registering a 61.11% decline from March 2022.

4) Computer Support Specialists captured a share of 1.99%, flat growth over the previous month.

Top five retail companies in China’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 22.78% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of China’s retail industry during April 2022 over March 2022.

Amazon posted 128 IT jobs in April 2022 and registered a rise of 4.92% over the previous month, followed by JD with 58 jobs and a 53.6% drop. Alibaba Group Holding with 8 IT jobs and The Michaels Companies with 5 jobs, recorded a 300% flat growth and a 150% flat growth, respectively, while NIKE recorded a decline of 87.5% with 1 job postings during April 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in April 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 64.68%, down by 31.94% from March 2022. Mid Level positions with a 26.37% share, registered an increase of 35.9% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with an 8.96% share, down 62.5% over March 2022.