Middle East & Africa witnessed a 5.8% rise in IT hiring activity in the auto industry in July 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

July 2022 has seen an increase of 4.1% in the overall hiring activity when compared with June 2022.

IT jobs accounted for an 8.97% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in July 2022, registering a decrease of 0.96% over the last three-month average share.

Computer and Information Analysts Occupations leads by classification in July 2022

Computer and Information Analysts Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Middle East & Africa with a share of 36% in July 2022, an 800% rise over the previous month. Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers came in next, claiming a share of 20% in July 2022, marking a 58.33% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Computer Support Specialists with a share of 16% in July 2022, a 300% rise from June 2022.

Database and Network Administrators and Architects registered a share of 16% in July 2022, a 50% decline over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 122.22% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Middle East & Africa’s auto industry during July 2022 over previous month.

Plastal posted 7 IT jobs in July 2022 and registered a flat growth over the previous month, followed by Lucid Group with 5 jobs and a flat growth. Ford Motor with 4 IT jobs and Faurecia with 2 jobs, recorded a 20% drop and a flat growth, respectively, while Bridgestone recorded a flat growth with 2 job postings during July 2022.

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

Tunisia commanded a leading presence in the region’s auto industry IT hiring activity with a 28% share in July 2022, a 250% increase over June 2022. Saudi Arabia featured next with a 20% share, flat growth over the previous month. Cape Verde recorded a 16% share, a drop of 20% compared with June 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in July 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 76%, up by 35.71% from June 2022. Entry Level positions with a 20% share, registered a decline of 16.67% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with a 4% share, down 66.67% over June 2022.