Europe witnessed a 10.5% drop in IT hiring activity in the auto industry in April 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

April 2022 has seen a decrease of 7.96% in the overall hiring activity when compared with March 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 14.92% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in April 2022, registering a decrease of 0.26% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in April 2022

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Europe with a share of 68.12% in April 2022, a 48.31% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 12.95% in April 2022, marking a 37.09% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 10.82% in April 2022, a 27.74% drop from March 2022.

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Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 4.54% in April 2022, a flat growth over the previous month.

Top five auto companies in Europe’s IT recruitment activity in April 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 60.85% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Europe’s auto industry during April 2022 over previous month.

Robert Bosch posted 195 IT jobs in April 2022 and registered a decline of 79.58% over the previous month, followed by Continental with 93 jobs and a 21.19% drop. Mercedes-Benz Group with 74 IT jobs and AB Volvo with 65 jobs, recorded a 164.29% rise and a 27.78% drop, respectively, while Tata Motors recorded a 1.59% increase with 64 job postings during April 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in Europe’s auto industry

Germany commanded a leading presence in the region’s auto industry IT hiring activity with a 40% share in April 2022, a 54.41% decrease over March 2022. Sweden featured next with a 13.04% share, down 26.23% over the previous month. The UK recorded a 12.08% share, a drop of 13.19% compared with March 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in April 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 75.85%, down by 44.37% from March 2022. Mid Level positions with a 13.91% share, registered a decline of 29.06% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 10.24% share, down 52.89% over March 2022.