Europe witnessed a 10.5% rise 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 6.96% in the overall hiring activity when compared with October 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 4.9% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in November 2021, registering an increase of 0.13% 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 Europe with a share of 59.34% in November 2021, a 29.41% rise over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 16.29% in November 2021, marking a 67.02% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 14.11% in November 2021, a 16.56% drop from October 2021.

Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 5.29% in November 2021, a 3.77% decline over the previous month.

Top five packaging companies in Europe’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 growth of 107.22% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Europe’s packaging industry during November 2021 over previous month.

Lotus Bakeries posted 114 IT jobs in November 2021 and registered an increase of 200% over the previous month, followed by Fujitsu General with 84 jobs and a 47.37% growth. Panasonic with 65 IT jobs and Unibel with 61 jobs, recorded a 27.45% rise and a 79.41% rise, respectively, while Philip Morris International recorded a flat growth with 49 job postings during November 2021.

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

The UK commanded a leading presence in the region’s packaging industry IT hiring activity with a 15.04% share in November 2021, a 22.88% increase over October 2021. Belgium featured next with a 14.21% share, up 185.42% over the previous month. France recorded a 13.49% share, a growth of 27.45% compared with October 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in November 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 73.86%, up by 23.61% from October 2021. Mid Level positions with a 13.49% share, registered a growth of 25% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 12.45% share, up 17.65% over October 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.21%, recording a month-on-month decline of 50%.