The UK’s packaging industry registered an 8.3% drop in IT hiring activity in September 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 10.06% in September 2021 when compared with August 2021.

Out of the packaging industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 3.29% share in September 2021, recording a decrease of 0.11% over the last three-month average share.

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

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 40.71% in September 2021, registering a 47.13% decline over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 21.24% share, an increase of 9.09% over the previous month.

3) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations held a share of 19.47%, registering a 15.38% decline from August 2021.

4) Computer Support Specialists captured a share of 10.62%, up 300% over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 5.36% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s packaging industry during September 2021 over August 2021.

Fujitsu General posted 20 IT jobs in September 2021 and registered a drop of 23.08% over the previous month, followed by Reckitt Benckiser Group with 11 jobs and a 26.67% drop. Diageo with 9 IT jobs and Carlsberg with 7 jobs, recorded a 125% flat growth and a 600% flat growth, respectively, while Unilever recorded a decline of 40% with 6 job postings during September 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in September 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 69.03%, down by 13.33% from August 2021. Entry Level positions with an 18.58% share, registered a decline of 12.5% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with a 12.39% share, down 53.33% over August 2021.