North America witnessed a 2.1% rise in IT hiring activity in the packaging industry in June 2021 compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics index.

June 2021 has seen an decrease of 0.85% in the overall hiring activity when compared with May 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 2.3% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in June 2021, registering an increase of 0.09% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in North America with a share of 47.05% in June 2021, a 1.13% growth over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 16.03% in June 2021, marking a 7.8% month-on-month an increase. In the third place was Computer and Information Analysts with a share of 13.08% in June 2021, a 0.8% drop from May 2021.

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Computer and Information Research Scientists registered a share of 9.92% in June 2021, a 16.05% rise over the previous month.

Top five packaging companies in North America’s IT recruitment activity in June 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 13.67% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s packaging industry during June 2021 over previous month.

Ball posted 195 IT jobs in June 2021 and registered a an increase of 5.98% over the previous month, followed by PepsiCo with 34 jobs and a 61.9% growth. Coca-Cola Consolidated with 31 IT jobs and Columbia Sportswear with 29 jobs, recorded a 55% growth and a 16% increase, respectively, while Under Armour recorded a 3.57% decline with 27 job postings during June 2021.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in North America’s packaging industry

The US commanded a leading presence in the region’s packaging industry IT hiring activity with a 92.72% share in June 2021, a 0.79% decline over May 2021. Mexico featured next with a 3.69% share, flat growth over the previous month. Canada recorded a 3.59% share, a drop of 27.66% compared with May 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in June 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 54.01%, down by 24.82% from May 2021. Mid Level positions with a 25% share, a growth of 41.07% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 20.46% share, up 64.41% over May 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.53%, recording a month-on-month growth of 400%.