The US’s retail industry registered a 4.3% drop in IT hiring activity in April 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 2.08% in April 2022 when compared with March 2022.

Out of the retail industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 5.47% share in April 2022, recording a decrease of 0.34% over the last three-month average share.

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

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 98.7% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US’s retail industry in April 2022.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 83.94% in April 2022, registering a 17.21% decline over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 5.15% share, a decrease of 38.89% over the previous month.

3) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations held a share of 5.07%, registering an 11.68% decline from March 2022.

4) Computer Support Specialists captured a share of 2.65%, down 15.84% over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 19.64% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US’s retail industry during April 2022 over March 2022.

Amazon posted 4,028 IT jobs in April 2022 and registered a drop of 24.57% over the previous month, followed by Walmart with 564 jobs and an 11.18% drop. Chewy with 263 IT jobs and CVS Health with 231 jobs, recorded an 8.04% decline and an 8.96% flat growth, respectively, while Target recorded an increase of 117.86% with 183 job postings during April 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in April 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 49.98%, down by 16.83% from March 2022. Entry Level positions with a 28.32% share, registered a decline of 22.04% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with 21.05% share, down 14.94% over March 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 0.64%, recording a month-on-month decline of 25.45%.