Europe witnessed a 22.3% drop in IT hiring activity in the retail industry in November 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

November 2022 has seen a decrease of 12.41% in the overall hiring activity when compared with October 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 3.33% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in November 2022, registering a decrease of 0.64% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Europe with a share of 52.62% in November 2022, a 49.79% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 18.14% in November 2022, marking a 44.24% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Computer and Information Analysts with a share of 10.34% in November 2022, a 5.48% drop from October 2022.

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 9.75% in November 2022, a 47.58% decline over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 71.08% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Europe’s retail industry during November 2022 over previous month.

Inter IKEA Holding posted 124 IT jobs in November 2022 and registered an increase of 63.16% over the previous month, followed by Howden Joinery Group with 56 jobs and a 93.1% growth. X5 Retail Group with 37 IT jobs and Hornbach Holding AGKGaA with 36 jobs, recorded a 54.17% rise and a 2.7% drop, respectively, while J Sainsbury recorded a flat growth with 31 job postings during November 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 29.39% share in November 2022, a 40.24% decrease over October 2022. Germany featured next with a 23.39% share, down 52.44% over the previous month. Sweden recorded an 8.55% share, a growth of 18.75% compared with October 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in November 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 64.17%, down by 48.43% from October 2022. Entry Level positions with an 18.74% share, registered a decline of 21.88% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with 16.94% share, down 47.69% over October 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 0.15%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.