South & Central America witnessed an 18.3% drop in IT hiring activity in the food industry in September 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

September 2022 has seen a decrease of 7.77% in the overall hiring activity when compared with August 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 1.41% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in September 2022, registering a decrease of 0.45% over the last three-month average share.

Database and Network Administrators and Architects Occupations leads by classification in September 2022

Database and Network Administrators and Architects Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in South & Central America with a share of 36.36% in September 2022, a 60% rise over the previous month. Computer and Information Analysts came in next, claiming a share of 27.27% in September 2022, marking a 33.33% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 18.18% in September 2022, a flat growth from August 2022.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers registered a share of 18.18% in September 2022, a flat growth over the previous month.

Top five food companies in South & Central America’s IT recruitment activity in September 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 5% in the overall IT recruitment activity of South & Central America’s food industry during September 2022 over previous month.

GraceKennedy posted 7 IT jobs in September 2022 and registered a flat growth over the previous month, followed by BRF with 6 jobs and a 50% drop. JBS with 4 IT jobs and Nestle with 2 jobs, recorded a 33.33% rise and a 33.33% drop, respectively, while Bunge recorded a flat growth with 2 job postings during September 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in South & Central America’s food industry

Brazil commanded a leading presence in the region’s food industry IT hiring activity with a 54.55% share in September 2022, a 40% decrease over August 2022. Jamaica featured next with a 31.82% share, flat growth over the previous month. Argentina recorded a 4.55% share, a flat growth compared with August 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in September 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 77.27%, down by 5.56% from August 2022. Mid Level positions with a 13.64% share, registered a decline of 25% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 9.09% share, up 100% over August 2022.