Middle East & Africa witnessed a 20.0% rise in IT hiring activity in the packaging industry in September 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

September 2022 has seen a decrease of 3.1% in the overall hiring activity when compared with August 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 2.83% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in September 2022, registering an increase of 0.32% over the last three-month average share.

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations Occupations leads by classification in September 2022

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Middle East & Africa with a share of 35.48% in September 2022, a 266.67% rise over the previous month. Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers came in next, claiming a share of 25.81% in September 2022, marking a 33.33% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 19.35% in September 2022, a flat growth from August 2022.

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Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 12.9% in September 2022, a 33.33% decline over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 160% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Middle East & Africa’s packaging industry during September 2022 over previous month.

The Bidvest Group posted 4 IT jobs in September 2022 and registered an increase of 300% over the previous month, followed by The Coca-Cola with 3 jobs and a flat growth. Unilever with 2 IT jobs and EJ with 2 jobs, recorded a 50% drop and a flat growth, respectively, while Reckitt Benckiser Group recorded a flat growth with 2 job postings during September 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 45.16% share in September 2022, a 16.67% increase over August 2022. Israel featured next with a 9.68% share, flat growth over the previous month. Eswatini recorded a 9.68% share, a flat growth compared with August 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in September 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 74.19%, up by 35.29% from August 2022. Mid Level positions with a 19.35% share, registered a growth of 100% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 6.45% share, flat growth over August 2022.