The UK’s packaging industry registered a 12.9% rise in IT hiring activity in November 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 5.68% in November 2021 when compared with October 2021.

Out of the packaging industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 3.26% share in November 2021, recording an increase of 0.02% over the last three-month average share.

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

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 100.69% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s packaging industry in November 2021.

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1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 46.21% in November 2021, registering a 13.56% growth over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 28.28% share, an increase of 105% over the previous month.

3) Computer Support Specialists held a share of 11.72%, registering a 142.86% rise from October 2021.

4) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations captured a share of 8.97%, down 27.78% over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 69.39% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s packaging industry during November 2021 over October 2021.

Fujitsu General posted 38 IT jobs in November 2021 and registered a rise of 52% over the previous month, followed by Unternehmensgruppe Theo Muller S.e.c.s. with 20 jobs and a 25% growth. Philip Morris International with 9 IT jobs and Greencore Group with 9 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a 200% growth, respectively, while Compagnie Financiere Richemont recorded an increase of 40% with 7 job postings during November 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in November 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 53.79%, up by 11.43% from October 2021. Mid Level positions with a 29.66% share, registered an increase of 65.38% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 15.17% share, up 10% over October 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 1.38%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.