Germany’s apparel industry registered a 15.8% drop in IT hiring activity in October 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 7.12% in October 2022 when compared with September 2022.

Out of the apparel industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 2.63% share in October 2022, recording a decrease of 0.36% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in Germany’s apparel industry’s IT recruitment activity in October 2022

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 100% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Germany’s apparel industry in October 2022.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 66.1% in October 2022, registering a 40.46% decline over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 16.95% share, an increase of 122.22% over the previous month.

3) Computer and Information Analysts held a share of 15.25%, registering a 12.5% rise from September 2022.

4) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations captured a share of 1.69%, down 75% over the previous month.

Top five apparel companies in Germany’s IT recruitment activity in October 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 21.32% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Germany’s apparel industry during October 2022 over September 2022.

Amazon posted 56 IT jobs in October 2022 and registered a drop of 22.22% over the previous month, followed by Zalando with 23 jobs and a 37.84% drop. Schwarz Unternehmenskommunikation GmbHKG with 18 IT jobs and ABOUT YOU Holding with 5 jobs, recorded a 20% growth and a 28.57% decrease, respectively, while CCC recorded a flat growth with 5 job postings during October 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 68.64%, down by 30.17% from September 2022. Mid Level positions with a 20.34% share, registered an increase of 14.29% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with an 11.02% share, down 61.76% over September 2022.