Asia-Pacific witnessed an 11.3% drop in IT hiring activity in the packaging industry in October 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

October 2021 has seen a decrease of 4.56% in the overall hiring activity when compared with September 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 5% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in October 2021, registering a decrease of 0.56% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Asia-Pacific with a share of 54.39% in October 2021, a 7.74% drop over the previous month. Computer and Information Analysts came in next, claiming a share of 14.04% in October 2021, marking a 33.33% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 14.04% in October 2021, a 9.09% drop from September 2021.

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Database and Network Administrators and Architects registered a share of 13.33% in October 2021, a 35.59% decline over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 32.18% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Asia-Pacific’s packaging industry during October 2021 over previous month.

Panasonic posted 65 IT jobs in October 2021 and registered an increase of 54.76% over the previous month, followed by Avery Dennison with 14 jobs and a 100% growth. McCain Foods with 13 IT jobs and Unternehmensgruppe Theo Muller S.e.c.s. with 12 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a 33.33% rise, respectively, while Unilever recorded a 62.07% decline with 11 job postings during October 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 55.44% share in October 2021, an 8.97% increase over September 2021. China featured next with a 10.18% share, down 34.09% over the previous month. Australia recorded an 8.07% share, a drop of 47.73% compared with September 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 52.28%, down by 19.02% from September 2021. Mid Level positions with a 34.04% share, registered a decline of 3.96% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 12.63% share, up 33.33% over September 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 1.05%, recording a month-on-month decline of 40%.