South & Central America witnessed a 9.2% drop in IT hiring activity in the retail industry in May 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

May 2022 has seen an increase of 7.47% in the overall hiring activity when compared with April 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 5.46% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in May 2022, registering a decrease of 1.09% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in South & Central America with a share of 67.5% in May 2022, a 74.53% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 22.5% in May 2022, marking a 125% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 10% in May 2022, a 60% drop from April 2022.

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Top five retail companies in South & Central America’s IT recruitment activity in May 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 66.1% in the overall IT recruitment activity of South & Central America’s retail industry during May 2022 over previous month.

Amazon posted 31 IT jobs in May 2022 and registered a decline of 66.67% over the previous month, followed by Carrefour with 3 jobs and a 200% growth. adidas with 3 IT jobs and Magazine Luiza with 2 jobs, recorded a 40% drop and an 88.89% drop, respectively, while Evino recorded a flat growth with 1 job postings during May 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in South & Central America’s retail industry

Brazil commanded a leading presence in the region’s retail industry IT hiring activity with a 57.5% share in May 2022, a 75.79% decrease over April 2022. Colombia featured next with a 20% share, up 14.29% over the previous month. Haiti recorded a 7.5% share, a growth of 200% compared with April 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in May 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 55%, down by 78.85% from April 2022. Mid Level positions with a 32.5% share, registered a flat growth compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 12.5% share, flat growth over April 2022.