China’s retail industry registered a 6.4% drop in IT hiring activity in July 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 3.59% in July 2022 when compared with June 2022.

Out of the retail industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 7.09% share in July 2022, recording a decrease of 0.71% over the last three-month average share.

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

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

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 63.96% in July 2022, registering a 29.7% decline over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed an 18.02% share, an increase of 53.85% over the previous month.

3) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations held a share of 9.01%, registering a 41.18% decline from June 2022.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 7.21%, down 11.11% over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 24.09% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of China’s retail industry during July 2022 over June 2022.

Amazon posted 60 IT jobs in July 2022 and registered a drop of 24.05% over the previous month, followed by Jd with 29 jobs and a 3.57% growth. eBay with 8 IT jobs and Inter IKEA Holding with 4 jobs, recorded a 50% decline and a 50% decrease, respectively, while Alibaba Group Holding recorded a decline of 50% with 3 job postings during July 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in July 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 64.86%, down by 18.18% from June 2022. Entry Level positions with an 18.92% share, registered an increase of 50% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with a 16.22% share, down 57.14% over June 2022.