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November 8, 2022

UK food industry IT recruitment activity drops 3.9% in October 2022

By Carmen

The UK’s food industry registered a 3.9% drop in IT hiring activity in October 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 7.43% in October 2022 when compared with September 2022.

Out of the food industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 4.36% share in October 2022, recording an increase of 0.14% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in the UK’s food industry’s IT recruitment activity in October 2022

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 100% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s food industry in October 2022.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 40.91% in October 2022, registering a 12.5% growth over the previous month.

2) Computer Support Specialists claimed an 18.18% share, an increase of 300% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 13.64%, registering a 57.14% decline from September 2022.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 13.64%, flat growth over the previous month.

Top five food companies in the UK’s IT recruitment activity in October 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 70% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s food industry during October 2022 over September 2022.

Unternehmensgruppe Theo Muller S.e.c.s. posted 7 IT jobs in October 2022 and registered a rise of 16.67% over the previous month, followed by Mars with 4 jobs and a flat growth. Roofoods with 3 IT jobs and Greencore Group with 2 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a 100% growth, respectively, while Nomad Foods recorded a flat growth with 1 job postings during October 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 90.91%, up by 17.65% from September 2022. Mid Level positions with a 4.55% share, registered a decline of 75% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 4.55% share, flat growth over September 2022.

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