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January 5, 2022updated 02 Feb 2022 12:11pm

Asia-Pacific’s packaging industry IT hiring activity drops 9.5% in December 2021

By Carmen

Asia-Pacific witnessed a 9.5% drop in IT hiring activity in the packaging industry in December 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

December 2021 has seen a decrease of 8.26% in the overall hiring activity when compared with November 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 5.29% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in December 2021, registering a decrease of 0.44% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Asia-Pacific with a share of 55.89% in December 2021, a 13.54% drop over the previous month. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations came in next, claiming a share of 15.15% in December 2021, marking a 25% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 13.8% in December 2021, a 33.87% drop from November 2021.

Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 12.46% in December 2021, a 36.21% decline over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 13.27% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Asia-Pacific’s packaging industry during December 2021 over previous month.

Panasonic posted 60 IT jobs in December 2021 and registered an increase of 3.45% over the previous month, followed by Unternehmensgruppe Theo Muller S.e.c.s. with 14 jobs and a 30% drop. PepsiCo with 14 IT jobs and Masan Group with 12 jobs, recorded an 180% rise and a 100% rise, respectively, while Zebra recorded a 22.22% increase with 11 job postings during December 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 54.55% share in December 2021, a 13.37% decrease over November 2021. China featured next with a 9.09% share, down 49.06% over the previous month. Australia recorded a 6.73% share, a drop of 50% compared with November 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in December 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 59.26%, down by 29.03% from November 2021. Mid Level positions with a 29.63% share, registered a decline of 13.73% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 10.77% share, down 20% over November 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.34%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.

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