North America witnessed a 15.1% rise in IT hiring activity in the packaging industry in February 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

February 2022 has seen an increase of 11.15% in the overall hiring activity when compared with January 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 2.63% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in February 2022, registering an increase of 0.16% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in North America with a share of 50.86% in February 2022, a 17.88% rise over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 17.94% in February 2022, marking a 33.05% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Computer and Information Analysts with a share of 13.54% in February 2022, a 50.96% rise from January 2022.

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Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 11.31% in February 2022, a 10.61% rise over the previous month.

Top five packaging companies in North America’s IT recruitment activity in February 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 143.42% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s packaging industry during February 2022 over previous month.

The J. R. Simplot posted 217 IT jobs in February 2022 and registered a flat growth over the previous month, followed by Ball with 102 jobs and a 20.31% drop. Nestle with 92 IT jobs and Carrier Global with 79 jobs, recorded a 607.69% rise and a 49.06% rise, respectively, while PepsiCo recorded a 91.18% increase with 65 job postings during February 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 a 90.69% share in February 2022, a 21.7% increase over January 2022. Mexico featured next with a 6.8% share, up 98.33% over the previous month. Canada recorded a 2.51% share, a drop of 20% compared with January 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in February 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 57.31%, up by 24.44% from January 2022. Mid Level positions with a 23.66% share, registered a growth of 23.95% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 18.29% share, up 20.75% over January 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 0.74%, recording a month-on-month decline of 7.14%.