South & Central America witnessed a 30.4% 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 9.6% in the overall hiring activity when compared with July 2022.

IT jobs accounted for an 8.04% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in August 2022, registering an increase of 0.98% 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 South & Central America with a share of 38.46% in August 2022, a 36.36% rise over the previous month. Computer and Information Analysts came in next, claiming a share of 28.21% in August 2022, marking an 83.33% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Computer Support Specialists with a share of 12.82% in August 2022, a 150% rise from July 2022.

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Database and Network Administrators and Architects registered a share of 12.82% in August 2022, a flat growth over the previous month.

Top five auto companies in South & Central America’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 100% in the overall IT recruitment activity of South & Central America’s auto industry during August 2022 over previous month.

Robert Bosch posted 34 IT jobs in August 2022 and registered an increase of 161.54% over the previous month, followed by Marcopolo with 1 job and an 80% drop. Garrett Motion with 1 IT job and Voltz Motors with 1 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a flat growth, respectively, while Tata Motors recorded a flat growth with 1 job postings during August 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 89.74% share in August 2022, a 45.83% increase over July 2022. Costa Rica featured next with a 7.69% share, flat growth over the previous month. Ecuador recorded a 2.56% share, a flat growth compared with July 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 71.79%, up by 21.74% from July 2022. Entry Level positions with a 17.95% share, registered a growth of 133.33% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with a 10.26% share, up 100% over July 2022.