Asia-Pacific witnessed a 4.6% rise in IT hiring activity in the packaging industry in April 2021 compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics index.

April 2021 has seen an decrease of 5.67% in the overall hiring activity when compared with March 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 4.19% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in April 2021, registering decrease of 0.19% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in April 2021

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Asia-Pacific with a share of 53.91% in April 2021, a 45.31% growth over the previous month. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations came in next, claiming a share of 15.65% in April 2021, marking a 27.03% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 13.62% in April 2021, a 27.03% growth from March 2021.

Computer and Information Research Scientists registered a share of 7.25% in April 2021, a 92.31% rise over the previous month.

Top five packaging companies in Asia-Pacific’s IT recruitment activity in April 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 114.49% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Asia-Pacific’s packaging industry during April 2021 over previous month.

Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning India posted 57 IT jobs in April 2021 and registered a an increase of 159.09% over the previous month, followed by British American Tobacco with 30 jobs and a 15flat growth. Signify with 24 IT jobs and Carrier Global with 20 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a 566.67% increase, respectively, while General Mills recorded an 112.5% an increase with 17 job postings during April 2021.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in Asia-Pacific’s packaging industry

India commanded a leading presence in the region’s packaging industry IT hiring activity with a 40% share in April 2021, a 45.26% rise over March 2021. China featured next with an 18.84% share, up 80.56% over the previous month. Australia recorded a 7.83% share, a growth of 12.5% compared with March 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in April 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 71.88%, up by 48.5% from March 2021. Mid Level positions with a 21.74% share, a growth of 4.17% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 6.09% share, down 58.82% over March 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.29%, recording a month-on-month growth of %.