Middle East & Africa witnessed a 1.2% drop in IT hiring activity in the packaging industry in November 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

November 2022 has seen an increase of 3.38% in the overall hiring activity when compared with October 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 2.7% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in November 2022, registering an increase of 0.01% over the last three-month average share.

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations Occupations leads by classification in November 2022

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Middle East & Africa with a share of 37.5% in November 2022, a 50% rise over the previous month. Computer and Information Analysts came in next, claiming a share of 25% in November 2022, marking a 45.45% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 16.67% in November 2022, a flat growth from October 2022.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers registered a share of 16.67% in November 2022, a 20% decline over the previous month.

Top five packaging companies in Middle East & Africa’s IT recruitment activity in November 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 200% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Middle East & Africa’s packaging industry during November 2022 over previous month.

Ferrero International posted 6 IT jobs in November 2022 and registered an increase of 200% over the previous month, followed by Unternehmensgruppe Theo Muller S.e.c.s. with 2 jobs and a flat growth. Nestle with 2 IT jobs and Colgate-Palmolive with 1 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a flat growth, respectively, while Carrier Global recorded a flat growth with 1 job postings during November 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in Middle East & Africa’s packaging industry

South Africa commanded a leading presence in the region’s packaging industry IT hiring activity with a 29.17% share in November 2022, a 12.5% decrease over October 2022. Israel featured next with a 12.5% share, up 200% over the previous month. Sudan recorded a 12.5% share, a flat growth compared with October 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in November 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 58.33%, down by 33.33% from October 2022. Entry Level positions with a 29.17% share, registered a growth of 40% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with a 12.5% share, up 200% over October 2022.