Japan’s retail industry registered a 1.7% drop in IT hiring activity in March 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 0.34% in March 2022 when compared with February 2022.

Out of the retail industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 3.11% share in March 2022, recording an increase of 0.26% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in Japan’s retail industry’s IT recruitment activity in March 2022

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 104.71% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Japan’s retail industry in March 2022.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 80% in March 2022, registering a 26.88% decline over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 12.94% share, a decrease of 15.38% over the previous month.

3) Computer Support Specialists held a share of 7.06%, registering a 100% rise from February 2022.

4) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations captured a share of 4.71%, flat growth over the previous month.

Top five retail companies in Japan’s IT recruitment activity in March 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 26.85% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Japan’s retail industry during March 2022 over February 2022.

Amazon posted 49 IT jobs in March 2022 and registered a drop of 36.36% over the previous month. Rakuten Group with 25 IT jobs and Qurate Retail with 7 jobs, recorded a 30.56% decline and a flat growth, respectively, while Ocado Group recorded a flat growth with 3 job postings during March 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in March 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 54.12%, down by 36.11% from February 2022. Mid Level positions with a 27.06% share, registered a flat growth compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 16.47% share, down 22.22% over February 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 2.35%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.