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December 17, 2021

Europe’s retail industry IT hiring activity drops 3.5% in November 2021

Europe witnessed a 3.5% drop in IT hiring activity in the retail industry in November 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

November 2021 has seen a decrease of 1.78% in the overall hiring activity when compared with October 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 4.88% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in November 2021, registering a decrease of 0.12% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in November 2021

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Europe with a share of 67.34% in November 2021, a 15.83% drop over the previous month. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations came in next, claiming a share of 15.11% in November 2021, marking a 13.82% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 11% in November 2021, a 12.5% drop from October 2021.

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Computer Support Specialists registered a share of 3.76% in November 2021, a 23.21% decline over the previous month.

Top five retail companies in Europe’s IT recruitment activity in November 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 15.47% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Europe’s retail industry during November 2021 over previous month.

Amazon posted 276 IT jobs in November 2021 and registered a decline of 41.03% over the previous month, followed by Zalando with 116 jobs and a 65.71% growth. Inter IKEA Holding with 100 IT jobs and H & M Hennes & Mauritz with 71 jobs, recorded a 15.25% drop and a 20.34% rise, respectively, while Schwarz Gruppe recorded a 172.73% increase with 60 job postings during November 2021.

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

Germany commanded a leading presence in the region’s retail industry IT hiring activity with a 25.68% share in November 2021, an 8.09% increase over October 2021. The UK featured next with a 25.24% share, down 21.47% over the previous month. Sweden recorded a 10.22% share, a growth of 12.5% compared with October 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in November 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 66.9%, down by 16.47% from October 2021. Entry Level positions with a 16.77% share, registered a growth of 14.97% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with a 16.33% share, down 13.82% over October 2021.