South & Central America witnessed a 6.9% drop in IT hiring activity in the packaging industry in September 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

September 2021 has seen a decrease of 7.09% in the overall hiring activity when compared with August 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 2.43% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in September 2021, registering a decrease of 0.06% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in South & Central America with a share of 50% in September 2021, a 35% rise over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 20.37% in September 2021, marking a 15.38% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Computer and Information Analysts with a share of 18.52% in September 2021, a flat growth from August 2021.

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 14.81% in September 2021, a 27.27% decline over the previous month.

Top five packaging companies in South & Central America’s IT recruitment activity in September 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 172.73% in the overall IT recruitment activity of South & Central America’s packaging industry during September 2021 over previous month.

BRF posted 14 IT jobs in September 2021 and registered an increase of 250% over the previous month, followed by The Procter & Gamble with 9 jobs and a 50% growth. Ball with 3 IT jobs and Nestle with 2 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a 100% rise, respectively, while Anheuser-Busch InBev recorded a flat growth with 2 job postings during September 2021.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in South & Central America’s packaging industry

Brazil commanded a leading presence in the region’s packaging industry IT hiring activity with a 62.96% share in September 2021, a 70% increase over August 2021. Costa Rica featured next with a 14.81% share, up 33.33% over the previous month. Peru recorded a 7.41% share, a drop of 42.86% compared with August 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in September 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 62.96%, up by 3.03% from August 2021. Entry Level positions with a 27.78% share, registered a decline of 16.67% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with a 9.26% share, up 25% over August 2021.