Germany’s retail industry registered an 11.4% drop in IT hiring activity in August 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 3.83% in August 2022 when compared with July 2022.

Out of the retail industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 3.01% share in August 2022, recording a decrease of 1.58% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in Germany’s retail industry’s IT recruitment activity in August 2022

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

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 66.91% in August 2022, registering a 17.27% decline over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 14.34% share, a decrease of 33.9% over the previous month.

3) Computer and Information Analysts held a share of 9.93%, registering a 27.03% decline from July 2022.

4) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations captured a share of 8.82%, down 17.24% over the previous month.

Top five retail companies in Germany’s IT recruitment activity in August 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 16% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Germany’s retail industry during August 2022 over July 2022.

VorwerkKG posted 58 IT jobs in August 2022 and registered a drop of 38.3% over the previous month, followed by REWE Group with 42 jobs and a 35.48% growth. Hornbach Holding AGKGaA with 36 IT jobs and Schwarz Unternehmenskommunikation GmbHKG with 30 jobs, recorded a 5.26% decline and a 14.29% decrease, respectively, while Zalando recorded a decline of 14.81% with 23 job postings during August 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 69.12%, down by 17.18% from July 2022. Mid Level positions with an 18.38% share, registered a decline of 21.88% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 12.5% share, down 40.35% over July 2022.