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January 4, 2022updated 02 Feb 2022 10:14am

UK packaging industry IT recruitment activity drops 15.8% in December 2021

By Carmen

The UK’s packaging industry registered a 15.8% drop in IT hiring activity in December 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 17.13% in December 2021 when compared with November 2021.

Out of the packaging industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 3.25% share in December 2021, recording an increase of 0.06% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in the UK’s packaging industry’s IT recruitment activity in December 2021

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 100% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s packaging industry in December 2021.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 36.96% in December 2021, registering a 50% decline over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 34.78% share, a decrease of 21.95% over the previous month.

3) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations held a share of 18.48%, registering a 30.77% rise from November 2021.

4) Computer Support Specialists captured a share of 5.43%, down 70.59% over the previous month.

Top five packaging companies in the UK’s IT recruitment activity in December 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 3.17% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s packaging industry during December 2021 over November 2021.

Fujitsu General posted 31 IT jobs in December 2021 and registered a drop of 18.42% over the previous month, followed by Unternehmensgruppe Theo Muller S.e.c.s. with 15 jobs and a 25% drop. Carlsberg with 8 IT jobs and Reckitt Benckiser Group with 4 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a flat growth, respectively, while Diageo recorded an increase of 200% with 3 job postings during December 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in December 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 69.57%, down by 17.95% from November 2021. Mid Level positions with a 15.22% share, registered a decline of 67.44% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 14.13% share, down 43.48% over November 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 1.09%, recording a month-on-month decline of 50%.

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