Asia-Pacific witnessed a 3.6% drop in IT hiring activity in the packaging industry in November 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

November 2021 has seen an increase of 4.55% in the overall hiring activity when compared with October 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 5.49% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in November 2021, registering a decrease of 0.7% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Asia-Pacific with a share of 49.87% in November 2021, a 15.88% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 15.78% in November 2021, marking a 14.81% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 15.27% in November 2021, a 1.69% rise from October 2021.

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Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 14.5% in November 2021, a 35.71% rise over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 5.39% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Asia-Pacific’s packaging industry during November 2021 over previous month.

Panasonic posted 58 IT jobs in November 2021 and registered a decline of 10.77% over the previous month, followed by Haier Group with 37 jobs and a 50.67% drop. Unilever with 27 IT jobs and Unternehmensgruppe Theo Muller S.e.c.s. with 20 jobs, recorded a 145.45% rise and a 66.67% rise, respectively, while The Procter & Gamble recorded a 300% increase with 16 job postings during November 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 48.35% share in November 2021, a 15.15% increase over October 2021. China featured next with a 12.98% share, down 50.49% over the previous month. Australia recorded a 9.92% share, a growth of 56% compared with October 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in November 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 63.61%, up by 5.04% from October 2021. Mid Level positions with a 25.95% share, registered a decline of 11.3% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 10.18% share, down 6.98% over October 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.25%, recording a month-on-month decline of 75%.