Middle East & Africa witnessed a 1.3% 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 an increase of 2.15% in the overall hiring activity when compared with September 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 2.75% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in October 2022, registering an increase of 0.1% over the last three-month average share.

Computer and Information Analysts Occupations leads by classification in October 2022

Computer and Information Analysts Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Middle East & Africa with a share of 44% in October 2022, a 175% rise over the previous month. Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers came in next, claiming a share of 20% in October 2022, marking a 37.5% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 16% in October 2022, a 63.64% drop from September 2022.

Database and Network Administrators and Architects registered a share of 16% in October 2022, a 33.33% decline over the previous month.

Top five packaging companies in Middle East & Africa’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 333.33% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Middle East & Africa’s packaging industry during October 2022 over previous month.

PepsiCo posted 5 IT jobs in October 2022 and registered a flat growth over the previous month, followed by Sappi with 3 jobs and a 50% growth. Unternehmensgruppe Theo Muller S.e.c.s. with 2 IT jobs and Body Shop International with 2 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a 100% rise, respectively, while McCain Foods recorded a flat growth with 1 job postings during October 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 32% share in October 2022, a 42.86% decrease over September 2022. Egypt featured next with a 16% share, up 300% over the previous month. Sudan recorded a 12% share, a flat growth compared with September 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 76%, down by 17.39% from September 2022. Entry Level positions with a 16% share, registered a growth of 100% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with an 8% share, down 66.67% over September 2022.