Technology industry

Middle East and Africa IT recruitment activity drops 2.1% in March 2022

The Middle East and Africa saw a 2.1% decline in IT recruitment activity in the tech industry in March 2022 compared to the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

March 2022 saw a 0.66% increase in overall hiring activity compared to February 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 32.52% share of total industry hiring activity in March 2022, down 1.92% from the average share for the past three months.

Software and website developers, programmers and testers Leading occupations by classification in March 2022

The professions of software and website developers, programmers and testers have become the main IT profession in the Middle East and Africa with a share of 71.52% in March 2022, a decrease of 10.67% compared to compared to the previous month. Database and network administrators and architects came next, with a 10.76% share in March 2022, marking a 34.19% month-over-month decline. In third place were IT support specialists with a 7.59% share in March 2022, down 2.7% from February 2022.

The various IT occupations recorded a share of 7.07% in March 2022, an increase of 26.42% from the previous month.

Top five tech companies in IT recruitment activity in the Middle East and Africa as of March 2022

The top five companies, by number of jobs tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 11.26% in overall IT recruitment activity for the Middle East and Africa tech industry in March 2022 compared to the previous month.

Orange posted 66 IT jobs in March 2022 and saw an increase of 3.13% from the previous month, followed by Intel with 56 jobs and a decline of 12.5%. Vodafone Group with 49 IT jobs and Imperva with 48 jobs saw a rise of 44.12% and a rise of 166.67%, respectively, while Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson saw a drop of 25.49% with 38 offers employment in March 2022.

Country Composition of IT Recruitment in the Tech Industry in the Middle East and Africa

Israel topped the region’s tech industry IT recruitment activity with a 49.68% share in March 2022, down 11.47% from February 2022. Egypt was next with a share of 12.76%, down 0.82% from the previous month. South Africa recorded a share of 6.65%, down 30.77% from February 2022.

Junior-level job openings dominate in March 2022

Junior-level jobs held a share of 61.08%, down 9.81% from February 2022. Mid-level positions, with a share of 19.62%, saw a decline of 16.59 % compared to the previous month.

In third place were entry-level vacancies with 18.57% market share, down 14.56% from February 2022, while senior vacancies accounted for 0.74%, registering a monthly growth of 250%.