The proportion of food manufacturers hiring for cloud-related positions kept relatively steady in March, compared with the equivalent month last year, fresh analysis of job trends in the industry shows.

Some 43.2% of the companies monitored by data and analytics group GlobalData were recruiting for at least one such position during the month. That was down slightly from the 43.8% of companies who were hiring for cloud-related jobs a year earlier and a decrease compared to the figure of 47.1% in February.

When it came to the rate of all job openings, job postings related to the cloud rose in March, with 2.3% of newly-posted job advertisements being linked to the topic.

This latest figure was the highest monthly figure recorded in the past year and is an increase compared to the 1.4% of newly-advertised jobs that were linked to the cloud in the equivalent month a year ago.

The cloud is one of the topics that GlobalData, Just Food’s parent company, has identified as being a disruptive force facing business in the coming years. Companies that excel and invest in these areas now are thought to be better prepared for the future business landscape and better equipped to survive unforeseen challenges.

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GlobalData says its analysis of the data shows food manufacturers are hiring for cloud-related jobs at a rate lower than the average for all companies within its job analytics database. The average among all companies stood at 6.9% in March 2022.

The company’s job analytics database tracks the daily hiring patterns of thousands of companies across the world, drawing in jobs as they’re posted and tagging them with additional layers of data on everything from the seniority of each position to whether a job is linked to wider industry trends.

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