The global apparel industry experienced a 28% drop in new job postings related to internet of things in Q3 2022 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s whitepaper on Internet of Things in Apparel – Hiring Activity in Q3 2022. This compares to a 32% increase versus Q3 2021.

Notably, Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers jobs accounted for a 24% share of the global apparel industry’s internet of things-related total new job postings in Q3 2022, down 42% over the prior quarter.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers drive internet of things-related hiring activity

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers, with a share of 24%, emerged as the top internet of things-related job roles within the apparel industry in Q3 2022, with new job postings drop by 42% quarter-on-quarter. Designers came in second with a share of 12% in Q3 2022, with new job postings rising by 1335% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent internet of things roles include Computer and Information Systems Managers with a 4% share in Q3 2022, Electrical and Electronics Engineers with a 4% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in apparel industry accounted for 31% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2022 were Amazon.com, Dollar Tree, H & M Hennes & Mauritz and Misfit. Together they accounted for a combined share of 31% of all internet of things-related active jobs in the apparel industry.

Amazon.com posted 811 internet of things-related new jobs in Q3 2022, Dollar Tree 429 jobs, H & M Hennes & Mauritz 260 jobs, and Misfit 177 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 55% share of total active job postings, Q3 2022

The largest share of internet of things-related new job postings in the apparel industry in Q3 2022 was in the US with 55% followed by Sweden (14%) and India (10%). The share represented by the US was 17 percentage points lower than the 72% share it accounted for in Q2 2022.

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