Asia-Pacific witnessed a 13.9% drop in IT hiring activity in the food industry in August 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

August 2022 has seen a decrease of 17.66% in the overall hiring activity when compared with July 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 3.85% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in August 2022, registering an increase of 0.06% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Asia-Pacific with a share of 41.13% in August 2022, a 3.57% rise over the previous month. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations came in next, claiming a share of 27.66% in August 2022, marking a 27.78% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Computer and Information Analysts with a share of 21.99% in August 2022, a 24.39% drop from July 2022.

Database and Network Administrators and Architects registered a share of 4.96% in August 2022, a 56.25% decline over the previous month.

Top five food companies in Asia-Pacific’s IT recruitment activity in August 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 16.41% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Asia-Pacific’s food industry during August 2022 over previous month.

Charoen Pokphand Foods Public posted 50 IT jobs in August 2022 and registered an increase of 25% over the previous month, followed by Unternehmensgruppe Theo Muller S.e.c.s. with 30 jobs and a 43.4% drop. Masan Group with 11 IT jobs and Nestle with 10 jobs, recorded a 35.29% drop and a 33.33% drop, respectively, while The Kraft Heinz recorded a 100% increase with 6 job postings during August 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in Asia-Pacific’s food industry

India commanded a leading presence in the region’s food industry IT hiring activity with a 68.79% share in August 2022, an 11.01% decrease over July 2022. Vietnam featured next with a 7.8% share, down 35.29% over the previous month. Australia recorded a 6.38% share, a growth of 12.5% compared with July 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 82.27%, down by 14.07% from July 2022. Mid Level positions with a 9.22% share, registered a decline of 48% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 7.8% share, up 37.5% over July 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 0.71%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.