The global auto industry noticed a 4.4% drop in IT hiring activity in July 2022 over the previous month, led by Dana’s 9.42% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The auto industry’s overall hiring activity declined 1.78% when compared with June 2022.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for a 7.17% share of the global auto industry’s hiring activity in July 2022, down 0.03% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of July 2022 were 3.21% lower when compared with the previous month.

The decrease was a result of 9.28% higher job postings as compared to job closures during the month.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers drive auto IT hiring activity

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers with a share of 51.46% emerged as the top IT occupation in the auto hiring activity in July 2022, a 34.14% decline over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in second with a share of 22.88% in July 2022, down 4.97% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Computer and Information Analysts with a 10.94% share in July 2022, a growth of 3.37% over the previous month, and Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a 6.77% share in July 2022 and a drop of 9.83% over June 2022.

Top five auto companies by recruitment activity in July 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 32.04% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global auto industry during July 2022 over June 2022.

Dana posted 370 IT jobs in July 2022 and registered a rise of 101.09% over the previous month, followed by Mahindra & Mahindra with 227 jobs and a 345.1% growth. Ningbo Joyson Electronic with 209 IT jobs and Mercedes-Benz Group with 191 jobs, recorded a 59.54% growth and a 15.06% rise, respectively, while Continental recorded a 48.23% drop with 190 job postings during July 2022.

Regional composition of IT hiring in auto industry

North America emerged as the leading region in the global auto IT hiring activity in July 2022 with a 37.72% share, which marked a 4.59% rise over the previous month.

Asia-Pacific stood next with 31.15%, registering a 6.21% month-on-month decline. Europe was the third leading region with a 29.75% share and a 48.97% drop over June 2022.

In the fourth place was South & Central America with a share of 0.74% and a month-on-month drop of 44.23%. Middle East & Africa stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 0.64%, registering an 8.7% increase over the previous month.