North America witnessed a 9.5% 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 a decrease of 9.76% in the overall hiring activity when compared with September 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 2.61% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in October 2022, registering a decrease of 0.08% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in October 2022

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in North America with a share of 35.03% in October 2022, a 16.03% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 23.41% in October 2022, marking a 6.37% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Computer and Information Analysts with a share of 20.86% in October 2022, a 30.13% drop from September 2022.

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Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 9.39% in October 2022, a 16.31% decline over the previous month.

Top five packaging companies in North America’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 decline of 6.6% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s packaging industry during October 2022 over previous month.

Ball posted 122 IT jobs in October 2022 and registered a decline of 1.61% over the previous month, followed by PepsiCo with 89 jobs and a 323.81% growth. J. R. Simplot with 74 IT jobs and Carrier Global with 52 jobs, recorded a 31.48% drop and a 34.18% drop, respectively, while Amcor recorded a 41.56% decline with 45 job postings during October 2022.

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 an 87.9% share in October 2022, an 18.16% decrease over September 2022. Mexico featured next with a 7.01% share, up 7.32% over the previous month. Canada recorded a 5.1% share, a drop of 21.95% compared with September 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 61.23%, down by 13.89% from September 2022. Entry Level positions with a 19.98% share, registered a decline of 19.03% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with 16.4% share, down 29.93% over September 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 2.39%, recording a month-on-month growth of 100%.