North America witnessed a 9.6% drop in IT hiring activity in the retail industry in August 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

August 2022 has seen a decrease of 1.47% in the overall hiring activity when compared with July 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 3.66% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in August 2022, registering a decrease of 0.54% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in North America with a share of 75.58% in August 2022, a 0.87% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 9.04% in August 2022, marking a 1.2% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 6.13% in August 2022, a 43.5% rise from July 2022.

Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 4.59% in August 2022, a 13.65% decline over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 5.5% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s retail industry during August 2022 over previous month.

Amazon posted 3,030 IT jobs in August 2022 and registered an increase of 7.6% over the previous month, followed by Walmart with 238 jobs and a 17.36% drop. CVS Health with 145 IT jobs and The Home Depot with 142 jobs, recorded a 31.82% rise and a 10.94% rise, respectively, while eBay recorded a 24.74% decline with 73 job postings during August 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 97.05% share in August 2022, a 7.83% increase over July 2022. Canada featured next with a 2.61% share, down 65.83% over the previous month. Mexico recorded a 0.32% share, a drop of 31.82% compared with July 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 51.6%, up by 5.46% from July 2022. Entry Level positions with a 28.82% share, registered a growth of 15.3% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with 19.49% share, down 19.29% over July 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 0.09%, recording a month-on-month growth of 100%.