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October 27, 2021

US retail industry IT recruitment activity rises 4.2% in September 2021

The US’s retail industry registered a 4.2% rise in IT hiring activity in September 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 2.38% in September 2021 when compared with August 2021.

Out of the retail industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 3.7% share in September 2021, recording an increase of 0.02% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in the US’s retail industry’s IT recruitment activity in September 2021

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 98.56% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US’s retail industry in September 2021.

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1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 81.04% in September 2021, registering a 14.4% flat growth over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 7.34% share, an increase of 12.27% over the previous month.

3) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations held a share of 5.2%, registering a 4.48% rise from August 2021.

4) Computer Support Specialists captured a share of 3.06%, up 6.19% over the previous month.

Top five retail companies in the US’s IT recruitment activity in September 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 20.45% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US’s retail industry during September 2021 over August 2021.

Amazon posted 3,833 IT jobs in September 2021 and registered a rise of 4.33% over the previous month, followed by Chewy with 510 jobs and a 295.35% growth. Walmart with 374 IT jobs and Dollar Tree with 319 jobs, recorded an 11.64% flat growth and a 10533.33% flat growth, respectively, while CVS Health recorded a decline of 3.48% with 194 job postings during September 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in September 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 48.31%, up by 7.86% from August 2021. Entry Level positions with a 28.96% share, registered an increase of 19.78% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with 22.01% share, up 13.65% over August 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.73%, recording a month-on-month increase of 81.48%.