India’s retail industry registered a 35.2% drop in IT hiring activity in October 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 24.67% in October 2022 when compared with September 2022.

Out of the retail industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 16.16% share in October 2022, recording a decrease of 6.51% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in India’s retail industry’s IT recruitment activity in October 2022

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 99.54% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of India’s retail industry in October 2022.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 51.61% in October 2022, registering a 56.76% decline over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 23.5% share, a decrease of 36.25% over the previous month.

3) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations held a share of 11.06%, registering a 55.56% decline from September 2022.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 10.14%, down 40.54% over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 54.45% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of India’s retail industry during October 2022 over September 2022.

Amazon posted 124 IT jobs in October 2022 and registered a drop of 57.53% over the previous month, followed by Target with 19 jobs and a 51.28% drop. NIKE with 10 IT jobs and Walmart with 8 jobs, recorded a 56.52% decline and a flat growth, respectively, while Woolworths Group recorded a decline of 11.11% with 8 job postings during October 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 60.83%, down by 28.65% from September 2022. Entry Level positions with a 21.2% share, registered a decline of 72.29% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with a 17.97% share, down 58.95% over September 2022.