Germany’s auto industry registered a 17.3% 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 7.78% in September 2022 when compared with August 2022.

Out of the auto industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 10.65% share in September 2022, recording a decrease of 1.26% over the last three-month average share.

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

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 98.74% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Germany’s auto industry in September 2022.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 69.51% in September 2022, registering a 47.74% decline over the previous month.

2) Computer and Information Analysts claimed a 9.64% share, a decrease of 6.15% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 8.21%, registering a 51.85% decline from August 2022.

4) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations captured a share of 6.95%, up 25.71% over the previous month.

Top five auto 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 40.05% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Germany’s auto industry during September 2022 over August 2022.

EDAG Engineering Group posted 151 IT jobs in September 2022 and registered a rise of 251.16% over the previous month, followed by Robert Bosch with 149 jobs and a 76.83% drop. Mercedes-Benz Group with 90 IT jobs and Volkswagen with 49 jobs, recorded a 50% growth and a 133.33% growth, respectively, while Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche recorded an increase of 257.14% with 25 job postings during September 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in September 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 72.83%, down by 45.83% from August 2022. Mid Level positions with a 13.9% share, registered a decline of 21.43% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 13.27% share, down 23.64% over August 2022.