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December 10, 2021

Sweden’s retail industry IT recruitment activity rises 6.7% in November 2021

Sweden’s retail industry registered a 6.7% rise in IT hiring activity in November 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 8.07% in November 2021 when compared with October 2021.

Out of the retail industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 21.24% share in November 2021, recording an increase of 0.92% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in Sweden’s retail industry’s IT recruitment activity in November 2021

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 100% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Sweden’s retail industry in November 2021.

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1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 66.67% in November 2021, registering a 9.86% growth over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed a 17.09% share, an increase of 25% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 13.68%, registering a 14.29% rise from October 2021.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 1.71%, flat growth over the previous month.

Top five retail companies in Sweden’s IT recruitment activity in November 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 11.65% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Sweden’s retail industry during November 2021 over October 2021.

H & M Hennes & Mauritz posted 71 IT jobs in November 2021 and registered a rise of 20.34% over the previous month, followed by Inter IKEA Holding with 27 jobs and a 15.63% drop. Amazon with 8 IT jobs and Axfood with 6 jobs, recorded a 33.33% growth and a 200% growth, respectively, while ICA Gruppen recorded a decline of 25% with 3 job postings during November 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in November 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 67.52%, up by 3.95% from October 2021. Mid Level positions with a 23.08% share, registered an increase of 50% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 9.4% share, up 22.22% over October 2021.