Asia-Pacific witnessed a 21.1% drop in IT hiring activity in the food industry in November 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

November 2022 has seen a decrease of 19.92% in the overall hiring activity when compared with October 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 3.28% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in November 2022, registering a decrease of 0.09% over the last three-month average share.

Computer and Information Analysts Occupations leads by classification in November 2022

Computer and Information Analysts Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Asia-Pacific with a share of 28.4% in November 2022, a 43.9% drop over the previous month. Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers came in next, claiming a share of 28.4% in November 2022, marking a 56.6% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 24.69% in November 2022, a 5.26% rise from October 2022.

Database and Network Administrators and Architects registered a share of 17.28% in November 2022, a 39.13% decline over the previous month.

Top five food companies in Asia-Pacific’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 172.22% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Asia-Pacific’s food industry during November 2022 over previous month.

General Mills posted 14 IT jobs in November 2022 and registered an increase of 250% over the previous month, followed by Nestle with 14 jobs and a 1300% growth. Unternehmensgruppe Theo Muller S.e.c.s. with 8 IT jobs and PT Indofood Sukses Makmur with 8 jobs, recorded a 38.46% drop and a flat growth, respectively, while J. R. Simplot recorded a flat growth with 5 job postings during November 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 41.98% share in November 2022, a 66.99% decrease over October 2022. Australia featured next with a 16.05% share, up 1200% over the previous month. New Zealand recorded an 11.11% share, a drop of 40% compared with October 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in November 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 70.37%, down by 54.4% from October 2022. Mid Level positions with a 22.22% share, registered a growth of 50% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 7.41% share, up 50% over October 2022.