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June 14, 2022

UK consumer industry IT recruitment activity rises 9.0% in May 2022

By Carmen

The UK’s consumer industry registered a 9.0% rise in IT hiring activity in May 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 7.41% in May 2022 when compared with April 2022.

Out of the consumer industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 2.73% share in May 2022, recording an increase of 0.13% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in the UK’s consumer industry’s IT recruitment activity in May 2022

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 100% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s consumer industry in May 2022.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 33.79% in May 2022, registering a 53.13% growth over the previous month.

2) Computer and Information Analysts claimed a 24.83% share, an increase of 28.57% over the previous month.

3) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations held a share of 22.76%, registering a 73.68% rise from April 2022.

4) Database and Network Administrators and Architects captured a share of 14.48%, down 16% over the previous month.

Top five consumer companies in the UK’s IT recruitment activity in May 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 43.75% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s consumer industry during May 2022 over April 2022.

The Body Shop International posted 34 IT jobs in May 2022 and registered a rise of 70% over the previous month, followed by Unternehmensgruppe Theo Muller S.e.c.s. with 31 jobs and a 342.86% growth. Fujitsu General with 13 IT jobs and Reckitt Benckiser Group with 9 jobs, recorded a 53.57% decline and an 80% growth, respectively, while Unilever recorded an increase of 25% with 5 job postings during May 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in May 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 84.83%, up by 35.16% from April 2022. Entry Level positions with a 9.66% share, registered an increase of 600% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with a 5.52% share, down 27.27% over April 2022.

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