North America witnessed a 22.7% drop in IT hiring activity in the retail industry in October 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

October 2022 has seen a decrease of 7.45% in the overall hiring activity when compared with September 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 2.47% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in October 2022, registering a decrease of 0.99% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in October 2022

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in North America with a share of 71.21% in October 2022, a 23.12% drop over the previous month. Computer and Information Analysts came in next, claiming a share of 8.8% in October 2022, marking a 9.63% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 8.67% in October 2022, a 37.24% drop from September 2022.

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 5.6% in October 2022, a 9.42% decline over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 20.08% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s retail industry during October 2022 over previous month.

Amazon posted 1,438 IT jobs in October 2022 and registered a decline of 17.69% over the previous month, followed by Walmart with 327 jobs and a 4.81% growth. CVS Health with 151 IT jobs and Dollar Tree with 96 jobs, recorded a 12.72% drop and a 57.52% drop, respectively, while Chewy recorded a 50.32% decline with 78 job postings during October 2022.

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

The US commanded a leading presence in the region’s retail industry IT hiring activity with a 93.01% share in October 2022, a 19.38% decrease over September 2022. Canada featured next with a 6.08% share, down 47.78% over the previous month. Mexico recorded a 0.91% share, a growth of 27.27% compared with September 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 51.5%, down by 22.57% from September 2022. Entry Level positions with a 25.56% share, registered a decline of 22.7% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with 22.68% share, down 20.16% over September 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 0.26%, recording a month-on-month growth of 300%.