The UK’s packaging industry registered an 8.6% drop in IT hiring activity in October 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 2.85% in October 2021 when compared with September 2021.

Out of the packaging industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 3.08% share in October 2021, recording a decrease of 0.26% over the last three-month average share.

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

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 49.57% in October 2021, registering an 11.76% flat growth over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 17.39% share, a decrease of 31.03% over the previous month.

3) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations held a share of 14.78%, registering a 34.62% decline from September 2021.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 13.04%, up 50% over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 24.44% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s packaging industry during October 2021 over September 2021.

Fujitsu General posted 24 IT jobs in October 2021 and registered a rise of 14.29% over the previous month, followed by Unternehmensgruppe Theo Muller S.e.c.s. with 16 jobs and a 60% growth. Games Workshop Group with 6 IT jobs and Unilever with 5 jobs, recorded a 200% flat growth and a 16.67% decrease, respectively, while The Procter & Gamble recorded a decline of 16.67% with 5 job postings during October 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 61.74%, down by 25.26% from September 2021. Mid Level positions with a 20% share, registered an increase of 76.92% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 16.52% share, down 5% over September 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 1.74%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.