North America witnessed an 8.0% drop in IT hiring activity in the packaging industry in December 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

December 2021 has seen a decrease of 9.58% in the overall hiring activity when compared with November 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 2.49% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in December 2021, registering an increase of 0.05% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in December 2021

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in North America with a share of 50.95% in December 2021, a 7.11% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 21.03% in December 2021, marking a 3.57% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 12.87% in December 2021, a 14.46% drop from November 2021.

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Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 8.79% in December 2021, a 15.65% decline over the previous month.

Top five packaging companies in North America’s IT recruitment activity in December 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 9.51% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s packaging industry during December 2021 over previous month.

Ball posted 177 IT jobs in December 2021 and registered a decline of 1.67% over the previous month, followed by PepsiCo with 83 jobs and a 137.14% growth. Unternehmensgruppe Theo Muller S.e.c.s. with 51 IT jobs and Carrier Global with 40 jobs, recorded a 13.56% drop and a 25.93% drop, respectively, while Nestle recorded a 52.63% increase with 29 job postings during December 2021.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in North America’s packaging industry

The US commanded a leading presence in the region’s packaging industry IT hiring activity with a 92.75% share in December 2021, a 13.08% decrease over November 2021. Mexico featured next with a 3.9% share, up 19.44% over the previous month. Canada recorded a 3.35% share, a drop of 22.92% compared with November 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in December 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 52.49%, down by 19.92% from November 2021. Mid Level positions with a 25.11% share, registered a decline of 2.12% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 20.85% share, down 4.96% over November 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 1.54%, recording a month-on-month growth of 30.77%.