North America witnessed an 8.4% drop in IT hiring activity in the consumer industry in October 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

October 2022 has seen a decrease of 5.28% in the overall hiring activity when compared with September 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 1.92% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in October 2022, registering a decrease of 0.12% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in October 2022

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in North America with a share of 35.86% in October 2022, a 15.61% drop over the previous month. Computer and Information Analysts came in next, claiming a share of 26% in October 2022, marking an 18.8% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 17.98% in October 2022, a 1.48% rise from September 2022.

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Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 10.21% in October 2022, a 6.4% decline over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 2.35% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s consumer industry during October 2022 over previous month.

PepsiCo posted 89 IT jobs in October 2022 and registered an increase of 323.81% over the previous month, followed by J. R. Simplot with 74 jobs and a 31.48% drop. Carrier Global with 52 IT jobs and Prp Wine International with 47 jobs, recorded a 34.18% drop and a 235.71% rise, respectively, while Petco Health and WellnessInc recorded a 43.42% decline with 43 job postings during October 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in North America’s consumer industry

The US commanded a leading presence in the region’s consumer industry IT hiring activity with an 87.61% share in October 2022, a 14.84% decrease over September 2022. Mexico featured next with a 6.63% share, up 15.15% over the previous month. Canada recorded a 5.76% share, a drop of 19.51% compared with September 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 58.73%, down by 15.13% from September 2022. Entry Level positions with a 22.16% share, registered a flat growth compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with 16.84% share, down 26.89% over September 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 2.27%, recording a month-on-month growth of 73.33%.