The US’s retail industry registered a 15.9% drop in IT hiring activity in September 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 0.54% in September 2022 when compared with August 2022.

Out of the retail industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 2.84% share in September 2022, recording a decrease of 0.9% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in the US’s retail industry’s IT recruitment activity in September 2022

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 98.39% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US’s retail industry in September 2022.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 71.69% in September 2022, registering a 13.07% decline over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed an 11.06% share, an increase of 17.42% over the previous month.

3) Computer and Information Analysts held a share of 7.81%, registering a 33.98% rise from August 2022.

4) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations captured a share of 5.03%, down 19.82% over the previous month.

Top five retail companies in the US’s IT recruitment activity in September 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 13.66% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US’s retail industry during September 2022 over August 2022.

Amazon posted 1,475 IT jobs in September 2022 and registered a drop of 30.42% over the previous month, followed by Walmart with 308 jobs and a 10.2% drop. Dollar Tree with 226 IT jobs and CVS Health with 173 jobs, recorded an 11200% growth and a flat growth, respectively, while Chewy recorded an increase of 121.13% with 157 job postings during September 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in September 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 52.21%, down by 9.64% from August 2022. Entry Level positions with a 25.03% share, registered a decline of 16.11% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with 22.71% share, up 2.55% over August 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 0.06%, recording a month-on-month decline of 50%.