Asia-Pacific witnessed a 21.1% drop in IT hiring activity in the apparel industry in August 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

August 2022 has seen an increase of 0.73% in the overall hiring activity when compared with July 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 9.76% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in August 2022, registering a decrease of 3.11% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in August 2022

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Asia-Pacific with a share of 61.37% in August 2022, a 52.27% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 19.32% in August 2022, marking a 44.51% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 8.45% in August 2022, a 51.16% drop from July 2022.

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Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 4.43% in August 2022, a 50% decline over the previous month.

Top five apparel companies in Asia-Pacific’s IT recruitment activity in August 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 57.58% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Asia-Pacific’s apparel industry during August 2022 over previous month.

Amazon posted 191 IT jobs in August 2022 and registered a decline of 72.12% over the previous month, followed by adidas with 58 jobs and a 41.46% growth. JD with 38 IT jobs and Target with 37 jobs, recorded a 31.03% rise and a 33.93% drop, respectively, while Coles Group recorded a 3.03% increase with 34 job postings during August 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in Asia-Pacific’s apparel industry

India commanded a leading presence in the region’s apparel industry IT hiring activity with a 33.8% share in August 2022, a 71.76% decrease over July 2022. China featured next with a 29.38% share, up 29.2% over the previous month. Australia recorded a 14.08% share, a drop of 37.5% compared with July 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 66.4%, down by 33.33% from July 2022. Entry Level positions with a 17.1% share, registered a decline of 72.58% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with a 16.5% share, down 48.1% over July 2022.