Middle East & Africa witnessed a 17.1% drop in IT hiring activity in the packaging industry in May 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

May 2022 has seen a decrease of 3.89% in the overall hiring activity when compared with April 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 2.66% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in May 2022, registering an increase of 0.33% over the last three-month average share.

Computer and Information Analysts Occupations leads by classification in May 2022

Computer and Information Analysts Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Middle East & Africa with a share of 28.57% in May 2022, a 50% rise over the previous month. Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers came in next, claiming a share of 28.57% in May 2022, marking an 85.37% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 19.05% in May 2022, a 33.33% rise from April 2022.

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Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 19.05% in May 2022, a 33.33% decline over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 140% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Middle East & Africa’s packaging industry during May 2022 over previous month.

The Bidvest Group posted 4 IT jobs in May 2022 and registered an increase of 100% over the previous month, followed by Compagnie Financiere Richemont with 2 jobs and a 100% growth. The Body Shop International with 2 IT jobs and Almarai with 2 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a flat growth, respectively, while Mondelez International recorded a flat growth with 2 job postings during May 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 47.62% share in May 2022, a 16.67% decrease over April 2022. Egypt featured next with a 14.29% share, down 88% over the previous month. Saudi Arabia recorded a 9.52% share, a flat growth compared with April 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in May 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 85.71%, down by 40% from April 2022. Mid Level positions with a 14.29% share, registered a decline of 86.36% compared with the previous month.