Technology industry

Hiring activity in the IT sector of the North American tech industry drops 6.4% in August 2022

North America saw a 6.4% decline in IT hiring activity in August 2022 compared to the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

August 2022 saw a 3.67% decline in overall hiring activity compared to July 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 23.36% share of total industry hiring activity in August 2022, down 0.49% from the average share for the past three months.

Software and Website Developers, Programmers and Testers Occupations Lead by Classification in August 2022

Software and website developers, programmers and testers occupations emerged as the top IT occupation in North America with a 57.15% share in August 2022, down 2.71% from the month previous. Database and network administrators and architects came next, with a 15.23% share in August 2022, marking a 0.28% month-on-month decline. In third place were computer and information analysts with an 11.15% share in August 2022, a decline of 9.12% from July 2022.

IT support specialists recorded a share of 7.45% in August 2022, an increase of 4.39% from the previous month.

Top Five Tech Companies in IT Recruitment Activity in North America as of August 2022

The top five companies, by number of jobs tracked by GlobalData, represented a combined average decline of 14.05% in overall North American tech industry IT hiring activity in August 2022 compared to the month. previous.

International Business Machines posted 1,021 IT jobs in August 2022 and was down 42.41% from the previous month, followed by HCL Technologies with 865 jobs and down 1.82%. Dell Technologies with 841 IT jobs and Cognizant Technology Solutions with 763 jobs, recorded an increase of 70.93% and a decrease of 22.54%, respectively, while Nippon Telegraph and Telephone recorded a decrease of 4.21% with 591 job offers in August 2022.

Composition by country of IT hiring in the North American technology industry

The United States dominated the region’s tech industry IT hiring activity with a 90% share in August 2022, down 1.71% from July 2022. Canada was next with a 7.78% share, down 3.26% from the previous month. Mexico recorded a share of 2.22%, a decrease of 22.42% compared to July 2022.

Junior-level job openings dominate in August 2022

Junior-level jobs held a share of 55.66%, down 1.65% from July 2022. Mid-level positions, with a share of 32.08%, saw a decline of 6.2 % compared to the previous month.

In third place were entry-level job advertisements with 11.63% market share, up 5.66% from July 2022, while senior job advertisements accounted for 0.63%, recording a monthly decline of 4.29%.