Europe witnessed a 7.7% drop in IT hiring activity in the food service industry in October 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

October 2021 has seen a decrease of 4.79% in the overall hiring activity when compared with September 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 1.05% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in October 2021, registering a decrease of 0.01% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Europe with a share of 45.83% in October 2021, a 42.11% drop over the previous month. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations came in next, claiming a share of 20.83% in October 2021, marking a 54.55% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 12.5% in October 2021, a flat growth from September 2021.

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Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 12.5% in October 2021, a 50% decline over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 44.74% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Europe’s food service industry during October 2021 over previous month.

Greene King posted 11 IT jobs in October 2021 and registered a decline of 38.89% over the previous month, followed by HelloFresh with 5 jobs and a 58.33% drop. Domino’s Pizza Group with 3 IT jobs and Marston’s with 1 jobs, recorded a 57.14% drop and a flat growth, respectively, while Welcome Break Group recorded a flat growth with 1 job postings during October 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 79.17% share in October 2021, a 42.42% decrease over September 2021. Germany featured next with a 20.83% share, down 58.33% over the previous month.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 66.67%, down by 48.39% from September 2021. Entry Level positions with a 29.17% share, registered a decline of 22.22% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with a 4.17% share, down 80% over September 2021.