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November 17, 2021

South Korea’s retail industry IT recruitment activity rises 54.4% in October 2021

South Korea’s retail industry registered a 54.4% rise in IT hiring activity in October 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 7.71% in October 2021 when compared with September 2021.

Out of the retail industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 21.62% share in October 2021, recording an increase of 2.44% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in South Korea’s retail industry’s IT recruitment activity in October 2021

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 100.7% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of South Korea’s retail industry in October 2021.

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1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 66.43% in October 2021, registering a 331.82% flat growth over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed a 22.38% share, an increase of 540% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 10.49%, registering a flat growth from September 2021.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 0.7%, flat growth over the previous month.

Top five retail companies in South Korea’s IT recruitment activity in October 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average flat growth share in the overall IT recruitment activity of South Korea’s retail industry during October 2021 over September 2021.

Coupang posted 120 IT jobs in October 2021 and registered a rise of 650% over the previous month, followed by Amazon with 19 jobs and a 90% growth. eBay with 3 IT jobs and NIKE with 1 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a flat growth.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 65.03%, up by 389.47% from September 2021. Mid Level positions with a 32.17% share, registered an increase of 557.14% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Senior job ads with 1.4% share, flat growth over September 2021, while Entry Level postings accounted for 1.4%, recording a month-on-month increase of 100%.