The global auto industry noticed an 8.7% drop in IT hiring activity in September 2022 over the previous month, led by Dana’s 10.51% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The auto industry’s overall hiring activity declined 1.14% when compared with August 2022.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for a 6.92% share of the global auto industry’s hiring activity in September 2022, down 0.58% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of September 2022 were 4.33% lower when compared with the previous month.

The decrease was a result of 11.65% 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 56.8% emerged as the top IT occupation in the auto hiring activity in September 2022, a 31.03% decline over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in second with a share of 19.95% in September 2022, down 20.33% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Computer and Information Analysts with an 8.58% share in September 2022, a decline of 8.66% over the previous month, and Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a 7.25% share in September 2022 and a drop of 23.72% over August 2022.

Top five auto companies by recruitment activity in September 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 44% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global auto industry during September 2022 over August 2022.

Dana posted 452 IT jobs in September 2022 and registered a rise of 22.83% over the previous month, followed by Robert Bosch with 305 jobs and a 78.73% decline. EDAG Engineering Group with 214 IT jobs and Ningbo Joyson Electronic with 196 jobs, recorded a 1.38% decline and a 0.51% drop, respectively, while ZF Friedrichshafen recorded a flat growth with 168 job postings during September 2022.

Regional composition of IT hiring in auto industry

North America emerged as the leading region in the global auto IT hiring activity in September 2022 with a 40.27% share, which marked an 8.75% drop over the previous month.

Europe stood next with 33.04%, registering a 36.31% month-on-month decline. Asia-Pacific was the third leading region with a 25.53% share and a 30.55% drop over August 2022.

In the fourth place was South & Central America with a share of 0.63% and a month-on-month drop of 38.64%. Middle East & Africa stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 0.53%, registering a 53.06% decrease over the previous month.