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May 30, 2022

US auto industry IT recruitment activity drops 6.8% in April 2022

By Carmen

The US’s auto industry registered a 6.8% drop in IT hiring activity in April 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 8.21% in April 2022 when compared with March 2022.

Out of the auto industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 5.17% share in April 2022, recording an increase of 0.38% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in the US’s auto industry’s IT recruitment activity in April 2022

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 96.49% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US’s auto industry in April 2022.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 65.28% in April 2022, registering a 29.67% decline over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 13.64% share, a decrease of 16.92% over the previous month.

3) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations held a share of 7.68%, registering a 17.54% decline from March 2022.

4) Computer and Information Research Scientists captured a share of 5.47%, down 14.1% over the previous month.

Top five auto companies in the US’s IT recruitment activity in April 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 12.94% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US’s auto industry during April 2022 over March 2022.

General Motors posted 210 IT jobs in April 2022 and registered a drop of 18.6% over the previous month, followed by Tesla with 146 jobs and a 41.37% drop. Ford Motor with 129 IT jobs and PACCAR with 110 jobs, recorded a 24.04% flat growth and a 3.77% flat growth, respectively, while Magna International recorded an increase of 158.82% with 44 job postings during April 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in April 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 58.42%, down by 31.05% from March 2022. Mid Level positions with a 27.04% share, registered a decline of 2.07% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 14.38% share, down 38.89% over March 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 0.16%, recording a month-on-month decline of 66.67%.

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