Europe witnessed a 5.4% drop in IT hiring activity in the food service industry in December 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

December 2021 has seen a decrease of 8.96% in the overall hiring activity when compared with November 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 1.13% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in December 2021, registering an increase of 0.04% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in December 2021

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Europe with a share of 66.67% in December 2021, a 6.67% rise over the previous month. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations came in next, claiming a share of 20.83% in December 2021, marking a 28.57% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Computer Support Specialists with a share of 8.33% in December 2021, a 100% rise from November 2021.

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Database and Network Administrators and Architects registered a share of 4.17% in December 2021, a 66.67% decline over the previous month.

Top five food service companies in Europe’s IT recruitment activity in December 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 16.67% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Europe’s food service industry during December 2021 over previous month.

Greene King posted 8 IT jobs in December 2021 and registered a decline of 20% over the previous month, followed by Domino’s Pizza Group with 5 jobs and a 58.33% drop. Mitchells & Butlers with 3 IT jobs and Welcome Break Group with 2 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a 100% rise, respectively, while Kingston Hospital NHS Trust Dining Services recorded a 100% increase with 2 job postings during December 2021.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in Europe’s food service industry

The UK commanded a leading presence in the region’s food service industry IT hiring activity with a 91.67% share in December 2021, a 26.67% decrease over November 2021. Germany featured next with an 8.33% share, flat growth over the previous month. recorded a flat share, a flat growth compared with November 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in December 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 95.83%, up by 4.55% from November 2021. Mid Level positions with a 4.17% share, registered a decline of 80% compared with the previous month.