Europe witnessed a 12.0% drop in IT hiring activity in the packaging industry in October 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

October 2022 has seen a decrease of 8.44% in the overall hiring activity when compared with September 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 3.81% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in October 2022, registering a decrease of 0.37% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in October 2022

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Europe with a share of 31.57% in October 2022, a 20.8% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 26.98% in October 2022, marking a 19.47% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 22.05% in October 2022, a 22.84% drop from September 2022.

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Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 15.7% in October 2022, a 36.43% decline over the previous month.

Top five packaging companies in Europe’s IT recruitment activity in October 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 14.42% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Europe’s packaging industry during October 2022 over previous month.

Unibel posted 30 IT jobs in October 2022 and registered an increase of 25% over the previous month, followed by Body Shop International with 29 jobs and a 12.12% drop. LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton with 23 IT jobs and Ardagh Group with 19 jobs, recorded a 15% rise and an 18.75% rise, respectively, while Cherkizovo Group recorded a 63.64% increase with 18 job postings during October 2022.

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

France commanded a leading presence in the region’s packaging industry IT hiring activity with a 21.34% share in October 2022, a 5.22% increase over September 2022. The UK featured next with an 18.52% share, down 32.69% over the previous month. Germany recorded an 11.82% share, a drop of 47.66% compared with September 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 67.55%, down by 27.87% from September 2022. Entry Level positions with an 18.69% share, registered a decline of 11.67% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with 12.87% share, down 18.89% over September 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 0.88%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.