Asia-Pacific witnessed an 8.3% drop in IT hiring activity in the food industry in October 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

October 2022 has seen a decrease of 3.24% in the overall hiring activity when compared with September 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 3.18% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in October 2022, registering a decrease of 0.16% over the last three-month average share.

Computer and Information Analysts Occupations leads by classification in October 2022

Computer and Information Analysts Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Asia-Pacific with a share of 31.78% in October 2022, a 10.53% drop over the previous month. Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers came in next, claiming a share of 29.91% in October 2022, marking a 28.89% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 18.69% in October 2022, a 20% drop from September 2022.

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 14.95% in October 2022, a 30.43% decline over the previous month.

Top five food companies in Asia-Pacific’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 decline of 24.51% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Asia-Pacific’s food industry during October 2022 over previous month.

Charoen Pokphand Foods Public posted 37 IT jobs in October 2022 and registered a decline of 51.32% over the previous month, followed by McCain Foods with 23 jobs and a flat growth. Unternehmensgruppe Theo Muller S.e.c.s. with 7 IT jobs and a2 MilkLtd with 5 jobs, recorded a 41.67% drop and a flat growth, respectively, while Masan Group recorded a 64.29% decline with 5 job postings during October 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 64.49% share in October 2022, a 28.87% decrease over September 2022. New Zealand featured next with a 14.02% share, up 400% over the previous month. Thailand recorded a 7.48% share, a drop of 20% compared with September 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 86.92%, down by 22.5% from September 2022. Mid Level positions with a 10.28% share, registered a growth of 10% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 2.8% share, up 200% over September 2022.