Japan’s retail industry registered a 3.3% rise in IT hiring activity in November 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 2.67% in November 2021 when compared with October 2021.

Out of the retail industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 4.35% share in November 2021, recording an increase of 0.98% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in Japan’s retail industry’s IT recruitment activity in November 2021

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 100% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Japan’s retail industry in November 2021.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 82.93% in November 2021, registering a 75.97% decline over the previous month.

2) Computer Support Specialists claimed a 9.76% share, an increase of 33.33% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 3.66%, registering a 90% decline from October 2021.

4) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations captured a share of 2.44%, down 84.62% over the previous month.

Top five retail companies in Japan’s IT recruitment activity in November 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 75.6% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Japan’s retail industry during November 2021 over October 2021.

Amazon posted 51 IT jobs in November 2021 and registered a rise of 112.5% over the previous month, followed by Rakuten Group with 26 jobs and a 91.56% drop. Jins Holdings with 2 IT jobs and Coupang with 1 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a flat growth, respectively, while Alibaba Group Holding recorded a flat growth with 1 job postings during November 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in November 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 58.54%, down by 81.54% from October 2021. Mid Level positions with a 35.37% share, registered a decline of 32.56% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 6.1% share, down 84.85% over October 2021.