The UK’s retail industry registered an 11.2% drop in IT hiring activity in August 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 5.36% in August 2022 when compared with July 2022.

Out of the retail industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 2.96% share in August 2022, recording a decrease of 0.48% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in the UK’s retail industry’s IT recruitment activity in August 2022

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 99.64% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s retail industry in August 2022.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 54.8% in August 2022, registering a 27.7% decline over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed an 18.15% share, a decrease of 43.96% over the previous month.

3) Computer Support Specialists held a share of 11.39%, registering a 23.81% decline from July 2022.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 8.9%, down 16.67% over the previous month.

Top five retail companies in the UK’s IT recruitment activity in August 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 27.69% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s retail industry during August 2022 over July 2022.

Amazon posted 53 IT jobs in August 2022 and registered a drop of 62.68% over the previous month, followed by Howden Joinery Group with 28 jobs and a 300% growth. Asda Stores with 23 IT jobs and Cazoo Group with 19 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a 35.71% growth, respectively, while John Lewis Partnership recorded a decline of 43.75% with 18 job postings during August 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 60.5%, down by 37.73% from July 2022. Entry Level positions with a 24.56% share, registered an increase of 27.78% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with a 14.95% share, down 35.38% over July 2022.