South & Central America witnessed a 5.2% drop in IT hiring activity in the packaging industry in August 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

August 2021 has seen a decrease of 1.37% in the overall hiring activity when compared with July 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 2.4% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in August 2021, registering an increase of 0.03% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in South & Central America with a share of 29.79% in August 2021, a 44% drop over the previous month. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations came in next, claiming a share of 23.4% in August 2021, marking an 8.33% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 23.4% in August 2021, a 57.14% rise from July 2021.

Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 19.15% in August 2021, a 12.5% rise over the previous month.

Top five packaging companies in South & Central America’s IT recruitment activity in August 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 181.82% in the overall IT recruitment activity of South & Central America’s packaging industry during August 2021 over previous month.

British American Tobacco posted 9 IT jobs in August 2021 and registered a flat growth over the previous month, followed by JBS with 7 jobs and a 75% growth. Alicorp with 6 IT jobs and The Procter & Gamble with 5 jobs, recorded a 200% rise and a 25% rise, respectively, while Unilever recorded a 300% increase with 4 job postings during August 2021.

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

Brazil commanded a leading presence in the region’s packaging industry IT hiring activity with a 38.3% share in August 2021, a 47.06% decrease over July 2021. Argentina featured next with a 17.02% share, down 33.33% over the previous month. Chile recorded a 17.02% share, a flat growth compared with July 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 61.7%, down by 27.5% from July 2021. Entry Level positions with a 31.91% share, registered a growth of 87.5% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with a 6.38% share, down 76.92% over July 2021.