Europe witnessed a 15.6% drop in IT hiring activity in the retail industry in October 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

October 2022 has seen a decrease of 10.88% in the overall hiring activity when compared with September 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 3.71% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in October 2022, registering a decrease of 0.56% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in October 2022

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Europe with a share of 57.01% in October 2022, a 34.16% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 18.32% in October 2022, marking a 9.6% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 9.62% in October 2022, a 25.4% drop from September 2022.

Computer Support Specialists registered a share of 7.06% in October 2022, a 2.82% decline over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 26.12% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Europe’s retail industry during October 2022 over previous month.

Amazon posted 281 IT jobs in October 2022 and registered a decline of 19.94% over the previous month, followed by Inter IKEA Holding with 76 jobs and a 15.56% drop. Hornbach Holding AGKGaA with 36 IT jobs and VorwerkKG with 35 jobs, recorded a 2.7% drop and a 55.13% drop, respectively, while Veepee recorded a 51.47% decline with 33 job postings during October 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in Europe’s retail industry

The UK commanded a leading presence in the region’s retail industry IT hiring activity with a 29.48% share in October 2022, a 14.54% decrease over September 2022. Germany featured next with a 20.16% share, down 35.62% over the previous month. France recorded a 10.24% share, a growth of 26.58% compared with September 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 67.66%, down by 25.9% from September 2022. Mid Level positions with a 16.89% share, registered a decline of 16.67% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 15.25% share, down 35.78% over September 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 0.2%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.