South & Central America witnessed a 32.0% drop in IT hiring activity in the auto industry in April 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

April 2022 has seen a decrease of 15.86% in the overall hiring activity when compared with March 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 10.01% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in April 2022, registering a decrease of 2.56% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in South & Central America with a share of 53.57% in April 2022, a 48.28% drop over the previous month. Computer and Information Analysts came in next, claiming a share of 25% in April 2022, marking a 63.16% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Computer Support Specialists with a share of 10.71% in April 2022, a 57.14% drop from March 2022.

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Database and Network Administrators and Architects registered a share of 3.57% in April 2022, a 75% decline over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 52.63% in the overall IT recruitment activity of South & Central America’s auto industry during April 2022 over previous month.

Robert Bosch posted 15 IT jobs in April 2022 and registered a decline of 65.12% over the previous month, followed by AB Volvo with 6 jobs and a 40% drop. General Motors with 2 IT jobs and Continental with 2 jobs, recorded a 100% rise and a flat growth, respectively, while Honda Motor recorded a 100% increase with 2 job postings during April 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 a 92.86% share in April 2022, a 51.85% decrease over March 2022. Colombia featured next with a 7.14% share, up 100% over the previous month. recorded a flat share, a flat growth compared with March 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in April 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 85.71%, down by 42.86% from March 2022. Mid Level positions with a 10.71% share, registered a decline of 72.73% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 3.57% share, down 85.71% over March 2022.