The global auto industry noticed a 9.2% drop in IT hiring activity in October 2022 over the previous month, led by Dana ’s 8.46% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The auto industry’s overall hiring activity declined 5.21% when compared with September 2022.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for a 6.69% share of the global auto industry’s hiring activity in October 2022, down 0.62% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of October 2022 were 3.83% lower when compared with the previous month.

The decrease was a result of 13.18% 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 52.48% emerged as the top IT occupation in the auto hiring activity in October 2022, a 32.23% decline over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in second with a share of 22.34% in October 2022, down 26.32% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with an 8.52% share in October 2022, a decline of 15.27% over the previous month, and Computer and Information Analysts with a 7.32% share in October 2022 and a drop of 37.85% over September 2022.

Top five auto companies by recruitment activity in October 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 16.85% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global auto industry during October 2022 over September 2022.

Dana posted 281 IT jobs in October 2022 and registered a drop of 41.09% over the previous month, followed by Porsche Automobil Holding with 180 jobs and a 10.89% decline. ZF Friedrichshafen with 159 IT jobs and Faurecia with 150 jobs, recorded a 5.36% decline and a 4.9% rise, respectively, while Continental recorded a 35.29% rise with 138 job postings during October 2022.

Regional composition of IT hiring in auto industry

North America emerged as the leading region in the global auto IT hiring activity in October 2022 with a 41.49% share, which marked a 24.33% drop over the previous month.

Europe stood next with 29.24%, registering a 35.31% month-on-month decline. Asia-Pacific was the third leading region with a 27.37% share and a 28.76% drop over September 2022.

In the fourth place was Middle East & Africa with a share of 1.23% and a month-on-month rise of 105%. South & Central America stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 0.66%, registering a 24.14% decrease over the previous month.