The global auto industry noticed a 4.4% rise in IT hiring activity in June 2022 over the previous month, led by Robert Bosch’s 24.39% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The auto industry’s overall hiring activity increased 2.43% when compared with May 2022.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for a 7.6% share of the global auto industry’s hiring activity in June 2022, up 0.16% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of June 2022 were 5.58% lower when compared with the previous month.

The decrease was a result of 14.37% 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 59.11% emerged as the top IT occupation in the auto hiring activity in June 2022, an 18.35% growth over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in second with a share of 19.74% in June 2022, up 5.05% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Computer and Information Analysts with an 8.05% share in June 2022, a decline of 17.04% over the previous month, and Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a 5.74% share in June 2022 and a drop of 13.24% over May 2022.

Top five auto companies by recruitment activity in June 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 167.47% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global auto industry during June 2022 over May 2022.

Robert Bosch posted 1,003 IT jobs in June 2022 and registered a rise of 100200% over the previous month, followed by Continental with 347 jobs and a 128.29% growth. Dana with 143 IT jobs and Ford Motor with 139 jobs, recorded a 31.25% decline and a 19.65% drop, respectively, while AB Volvo recorded a 7.09% rise with 136 job postings during June 2022.

Regional composition of IT hiring in auto industry

Europe emerged as the leading region in the global auto IT hiring activity in June 2022 with a 43.3% share, which marked a 52.74% rise over the previous month.

North America stood next with 31.63%, registering a 23.38% month-on-month decline. Asia-Pacific was the third leading region with a 24.07% share and an 11.61% rise over May 2022.

In the fourth place was Middle East & Africa with a share of 0.73% and a month-on-month rise of 15.38%. South & Central America stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 0.27%, registering an 8.33% decrease over the previous month.