Europe witnessed a 7.0% drop in IT hiring activity in the food service industry in August 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

August 2022 has seen a decrease of 15.87% in the overall hiring activity when compared with July 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 0.93% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in August 2022, registering an increase of 0.12% over the last three-month average share.

Database and Network Administrators and Architects Occupations leads by classification in August 2022

Database and Network Administrators and Architects Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Europe with a share of 34.15% in August 2022, a 33.33% rise over the previous month. Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers came in next, claiming a share of 32.93% in August 2022, marking a 56.45% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 14.63% in August 2022, a 50% rise from July 2022.

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Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 9.76% in August 2022, an 11.11% decline over the previous month.

Top five food service companies in Europe’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 decline of 25% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Europe’s food service industry during August 2022 over previous month.

Greene King posted 29 IT jobs in August 2022 and registered an increase of 222.22% over the previous month, followed by HelloFresh with 19 jobs and a 62% drop. Delivery Hero with 10 IT jobs and Kingston Hospital NHS Trust Dining Services with 6 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a 20% rise, respectively, while AmRest Holdings recorded a 72.22% decline with 5 job postings during August 2022.

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 57.32% share in August 2022, a 46.88% increase over July 2022. Germany featured next with a 34.15% share, down 47.17% over the previous month. Hungary recorded a 6.1% share, a drop of 28.57% compared with July 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 71.95%, down by 32.18% from July 2022. Entry Level positions with a 17.07% share, registered a growth of 7.69% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with 9.76% share, down 11.11% over July 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 1.22%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.