Middle East & Africa witnessed a 14.0% rise in IT hiring activity in the auto industry in August 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

August 2022 has seen an increase of 27.36% in the overall hiring activity when compared with July 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 10.46% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in August 2022, registering a decrease of 1.69% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in August 2022

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Middle East & Africa with a share of 68.89% in August 2022, a 244.44% rise over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 22.22% in August 2022, marking a 42.86% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 6.67% in August 2022, a flat growth from July 2022.

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Computer and Information Research Scientists registered a share of 2.22% in August 2022, a 75% decline over the previous month.

Top five auto companies in Middle East & Africa’s IT recruitment activity in August 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 94.74% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Middle East & Africa’s auto industry during August 2022 over previous month.

General Motors posted 10 IT jobs in August 2022 and registered an increase of 25% over the previous month, followed by Ford Motor with 9 jobs and a 125% growth. Fritz Draxlmaier GmbHKG with 7 IT jobs and Valeo with 6 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a 200% rise, respectively, while Lucid Group recorded a flat growth with 5 job postings during August 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in Middle East & Africa’s auto industry

Israel commanded a leading presence in the region’s auto industry IT hiring activity with a 26.67% share in August 2022, a 9.09% increase over July 2022. Cape Verde featured next with a 20% share, up 125% over the previous month. Saudi Arabia recorded a 17.78% share, a growth of 60% compared with July 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 75.56%, up by 30.77% from July 2022. Mid Level positions with a 15.56% share, registered a growth of 250% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with an 8.89% share, down 20% over July 2022.