The UK’s food industry registered a 9.5% drop in IT hiring activity in September 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 5.66% in September 2022 when compared with August 2022.

Out of the food industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 4.29% share in September 2022, recording a decrease of 0.04% over the last three-month average share.

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

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1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 38.1% in September 2022, registering a 63.64% decline over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 33.33% share, a decrease of 12.5% over the previous month.

3) Computer and Information Analysts held a share of 14.29%, registering a 50% rise from August 2022.

4) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations captured a share of 9.52%, down 60% over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 37.04% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s food industry during September 2022 over August 2022.

Unternehmensgruppe Theo Muller S.e.c.s. posted 6 IT jobs in September 2022 and registered a drop of 64.71% over the previous month, followed by Roofoods with 3 jobs and a 50% growth. Nestle with 3 IT jobs and Bakkavor Group with 3 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a 25% decrease, respectively, while Kellogg recorded a decline of 50% with 2 job postings during September 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in September 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 80.95%, down by 45.16% from August 2022. Mid Level positions with a 19.05% share, registered a flat growth compared with the previous month.