China’s consumer industry registered a 6.0% drop in IT hiring activity in October 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 5.06% in October 2022 when compared with September 2022.

Out of the consumer industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 4.49% share in October 2022, recording an increase of 0.13% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in China’s consumer industry’s IT recruitment activity in October 2022

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 100% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of China’s consumer industry in October 2022.

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1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 53.13% in October 2022, registering a 51.43% decline over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed an 18.75% share, a decrease of 20% over the previous month.

3) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations held a share of 12.5%, registering a 60% rise from September 2022.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 10.94%, up 600% over the previous month.

Top five consumer companies in China’s IT recruitment activity in October 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 28% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of China’s consumer industry during October 2022 over September 2022.

Haier Group posted 30 IT jobs in October 2022 and registered a drop of 55.88% over the previous month, followed by Anker Innovations with 11 jobs and a flat growth. McCain Foods with 6 IT jobs and Midea Group with 4 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a 42.86% decrease, respectively, while Haleon recorded a flat growth with 3 job postings during October 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 81.25%, down by 36.59% from September 2022. Mid Level positions with a 9.38% share, registered a decline of 33.33% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 7.81% share, flat growth over September 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 1.56%, recording a month-on-month decline of 50%.