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October 29, 2021

Germany’s retail industry IT recruitment activity rises 3.0% in September 2021

Germany’s retail industry registered a 3.0% rise in IT hiring activity in September 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 1.47% in September 2021 when compared with August 2021.

Out of the retail industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed an 8.67% share in September 2021, recording a decrease of 0.05% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in Germany’s retail industry’s IT recruitment activity in September 2021

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 99.57% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Germany’s retail industry in September 2021.

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1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 71.86% in September 2021, registering a 17.73% flat growth over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed a 13.85% share, a decrease of 5.88% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 10.82%, registering a 25% rise from August 2021.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 2.16%, down 37.5% over the previous month.

Top five retail companies in Germany’s IT recruitment activity in September 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 6.28% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Germany’s retail industry during September 2021 over August 2021.

Zalando posted 84 IT jobs in September 2021 and registered a rise of 20% over the previous month, followed by Amazon with 48 jobs and a 37.14% growth. Hornbach Holding AGKGaA with 35 IT jobs and Schwarz Gruppe with 22 jobs, recorded a 7.89% decline and a flat growth, respectively, while adidas recorded a decline of 46.15% with 14 job postings during September 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in September 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 65.8%, up by 7.8% from August 2021. Entry Level positions with a 16.88% share, registered an increase of 25.81% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with 16.45% share, up 5.56% over August 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.87%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.