The UK’s retail industry registered a 20.7% drop in IT hiring activity in November 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 18.41% in November 2022 when compared with October 2022.

Out of the retail industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 2.45% share in November 2022, recording a decrease of 0.33% over the last three-month average share.

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

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 99.49% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s retail industry in November 2022.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 50% in November 2022, registering a 40.24% decline over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 22.45% share, a decrease of 29.03% over the previous month.

3) Computer Support Specialists held a share of 11.73%, registering a 52.08% decline from October 2022.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 7.65%, down 28.57% over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 98.46% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s retail industry during November 2022 over October 2022.

Howden Joinery Group posted 56 IT jobs in November 2022 and registered a rise of 93.1% over the previous month, followed by J Sainsbury with 31 jobs and a flat growth. Ocado Group with 16 IT jobs and Watches Of Switzerland Group with 14 jobs, recorded a 6.67% growth and a 600% growth, respectively, while Cazoo Group recorded a decline of 36.84% with 12 job postings during November 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in November 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 50%, down by 57.21% from October 2022. Entry Level positions with a 37.76% share, registered an increase of 51.02% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with a 12.24% share, down 51.02% over October 2022.