Middle East & Africa witnessed a 1.3% rise in IT hiring activity in the consumer industry in November 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

November 2022 has seen an increase of 2.01% in the overall hiring activity when compared with October 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 2.81% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in November 2022, registering a decrease of 0.1% over the last three-month average share.

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations Occupations leads by classification in November 2022

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Middle East & Africa with a share of 28% in November 2022, a 40% rise over the previous month. Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers came in next, claiming a share of 24% in November 2022, marking a 100% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Computer and Information Analysts with a share of 24% in November 2022, a 45.45% drop from October 2022.

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Database and Network Administrators and Architects registered a share of 20% in November 2022, a 66.67% rise over the previous month.

Top five consumer companies in Middle East & Africa’s IT recruitment activity in November 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 180% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Middle East & Africa’s consumer industry during November 2022 over previous month.

Ferrero International posted 6 IT jobs in November 2022 and registered an increase of 200% over the previous month, followed by Henkel AGKGaA with 3 jobs and a flat growth. Nestle with 2 IT jobs and Unternehmensgruppe Theo Muller S.e.c.s. with 2 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a flat growth, respectively, while Almarai recorded a flat growth with 1 job postings during November 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in Middle East & Africa’s consumer industry

Egypt commanded a leading presence in the region’s consumer industry IT hiring activity with a 20% share in November 2022, a 25% increase over October 2022. South Africa featured next with a 20% share, flat growth over the previous month. Israel recorded a 12% share, a growth of 200% compared with October 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in November 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 60%, down by 28.57% from October 2022. Entry Level positions with a 32% share, registered a growth of 300% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with an 8% share, flat growth over October 2022.