Germany’s apparel industry registered an 8.3% drop in IT hiring activity in September 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 11.45% in September 2022 when compared with August 2022.

Out of the apparel industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 2.87% share in September 2022, recording a decrease of 0.4% over the last three-month average share.

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

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 77.06% in September 2022, registering a 15.48% decline over the previous month.

2) Computer and Information Analysts claimed a 9.41% share, a decrease of 11.11% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 6.47%, registering a 45% decline from August 2022.

4) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations captured a share of 4.71%, down 33.33% over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 16.96% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Germany’s apparel industry during September 2022 over August 2022.

Amazon posted 72 IT jobs in September 2022 and registered a drop of 1.37% over the previous month, followed by Zalando with 37 jobs and a 48% growth. Schwarz Unternehmenskommunikation GmbHKG with 15 IT jobs and REWE Group with 11 jobs, recorded a 50% decline and a 74.42% decrease, respectively, while ABOUT YOU Holding recorded a flat growth with 7 job postings during September 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in September 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 69.41%, down by 15.11% from August 2022. Entry Level positions with an 18.24% share, registered an increase of 14.81% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with a 12.35% share, down 47.5% over August 2022.