Middle East & Africa witnessed a 9.8% 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 14.61% in the overall hiring activity when compared with October 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 2.44% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in November 2021, registering an increase of 0.49% 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 Middle East & Africa with a share of 32.14% in November 2021, a 25% drop over the previous month. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations came in next, claiming a share of 28.57% in November 2021, marking a 20% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Computer and Information Analysts with a share of 14.29% in November 2021, a 100% rise from October 2021.

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Computer Support Specialists registered a share of 10.71% in November 2021, a flat growth over the previous month.

Top five packaging companies in Middle East & Africa’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 62.5% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Middle East & Africa’s packaging industry during November 2021 over previous month.

Scandinavian Tobacco Group posted 3 IT jobs in November 2021 and registered a flat growth over the previous month, followed by Diageo with 3 jobs and a 200% growth. The Procter & Gamble with 3 IT jobs and Saputo with 2 jobs, recorded a 40% drop and a flat growth, respectively, while Heineken recorded a flat growth with 2 job postings during November 2021.

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 32.14% share in November 2021, an 18.18% decrease over October 2021. Egypt featured next with a 17.86% share, flat growth over the previous month. United Arab Emirates recorded a 10.71% share, a growth of 200% compared with October 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in November 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 50%, down by 6.67% from October 2021. Mid Level positions with a 28.57% share, registered a decline of 11.11% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 21.43% share, up 20% over October 2021.