The global auto industry noticed an 8.6% drop in IT hiring activity in November 2022 over the previous month, led by Dana’s 7% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The auto industry’s overall hiring activity declined 10.25% when compared with October 2022.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for a 6.77% share of the global auto industry’s hiring activity in November 2022, down 0.28% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of November 2022 were 9.6% lower when compared with the previous month.

The decrease was a result of 38.82% 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 46.48% emerged as the top IT occupation in the auto hiring activity in November 2022, a 56.66% decline over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in second with a share of 23.22% in November 2022, down 49.07% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Computer and Information Analysts with a 12.58% share in November 2022, a decline of 13.07% over the previous month, and Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with an 8.65% share in November 2022 and a drop of 44.88% over October 2022.

Top five auto companies by recruitment activity in November 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 27.2% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global auto industry during November 2022 over October 2022.

Dana posted 148 IT jobs in November 2022 and registered a drop of 61.95% over the previous month, followed by Tesla with 126 jobs and an 11.5% growth. Faurecia with 125 IT jobs and Mahindra & Mahindra with 122 jobs, recorded a 17.76% decline and a 139.22% rise, respectively, while ZF Friedrichshafen recorded a 32.08% drop with 108 job postings during November 2022.

Regional composition of IT hiring in auto industry

North America emerged as the leading region in the global auto IT hiring activity in November 2022 with a 45.48% share, which marked a 49.82% drop over the previous month.

Asia-Pacific stood next with 29.22%, registering a 46.59% month-on-month decline. Europe was the third leading region with a 23.64% share and a 55.12% drop over October 2022.

In the fourth place was Middle East & Africa with a share of 1.32% and a month-on-month drop of 37.78%. South & Central America stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 0.33%, registering a 72% decrease over the previous month.