China’s auto industry registered an 8.0% 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 9.04% in September 2022 when compared with August 2022.

Out of the auto industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 9.42% share in September 2022, recording a decrease of 0.43% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in China’s auto 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 China’s auto industry in September 2022.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 66.24% in September 2022, registering a 40.09% decline over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 27.06% share, a decrease of 27.59% over the previous month.

3) Computer and Information Analysts held a share of 4.12%, registering a 6.67% rise from August 2022.

4) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations captured a share of 2.32%, up 28.57% over the previous month.

Top five auto companies in China’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 20.11% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of China’s auto industry during September 2022 over August 2022.

Ningbo Joyson Electronic posted 191 IT jobs in September 2022 and registered a rise of 3.24% over the previous month, followed by BYD with 37 jobs and a 53.16% drop. Punch Powertrain with 22 IT jobs and Guangzhou Xiaopeng Automobile Technology with 20 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a 77.53% decrease, respectively, while Aptiv recorded an increase of 220% with 16 job postings during September 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in September 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 77.84%, down by 36.29% from August 2022. Mid Level positions with a 12.63% share, registered a decline of 40.96% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 7.99% share, down 26.19% over August 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 1.55%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.