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June 14, 2022updated 15 Jun 2022 11:47am

South & Central America’s auto industry IT hiring activity drops 19.4% in May 2022

By Carmen

South & Central America witnessed a 19.4% drop in IT hiring activity in the auto industry in May 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

May 2022 has seen an increase of 1.45% in the overall hiring activity when compared with April 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 5.1% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in May 2022, registering a decrease of 2.02% over the last three-month average share.


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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in South & Central America with a share of 37.5% in May 2022, a 62.5% drop over the previous month. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations came in next, claiming a share of 25% in May 2022, marking a flat month-on-month increase. In the third place was Computer and Information Analysts with a share of 12.5% in May 2022, an 80% drop from April 2022.

Computer Support Specialists registered a share of 12.5% in May 2022, a 66.67% decline over the previous month.


Top five auto companies in South & Central America’s IT recruitment activity in May 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 11.11% in the overall IT recruitment activity of South & Central America’s auto industry during May 2022 over previous month.

AB Volvo posted 4 IT jobs in May 2022 and registered a decline of 33.33% over the previous month, followed by Bentley Motors with 1 job and a flat growth. Honda Motor with 1 IT job and Garrett Motion with 1 jobs, recorded a 50% drop and a flat growth, respectively, while Continental recorded a flat growth with 1 job postings during May 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in South & Central America’s auto industry

Brazil commanded a leading presence in the region’s auto industry IT hiring activity with an 87.5% share in May 2022, a 61.11% decrease over April 2022. Colombia featured next with a 12.5% share, down 50% over the previous month. recorded a flat share, a flat growth compared with April 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in May 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 87.5%, down by 61.11% from April 2022. Mid Level positions with a 12.5% share, registered a decline of 66.67% compared with the previous month.

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