Europe witnessed a 3.5% rise in IT hiring activity in the food service industry in September 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

September 2021 has seen a decrease of 2.11% in the overall hiring activity when compared with August 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 0.97% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in September 2021, registering an increase of 0.14% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Europe with a share of 41.03% in September 2021, a 23.08% rise over the previous month. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations came in next, claiming a share of 23.08% in September 2021, marking a flat month-on-month increase. In the third place was Computer Support Specialists with a share of 15.38% in September 2021, a 50% rise from August 2021.

Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 12.82% in September 2021, a flat growth over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 12.12% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Europe’s food service industry during September 2021 over previous month.

Greene King posted 18 IT jobs in September 2021 and registered a decline of 14.29% over the previous month, followed by Domino’s Pizza Group with 7 jobs and a 40% growth. HelloFresh with 6 IT jobs and Compass Group with 4 jobs, recorded a 200% rise and a 20% drop, respectively, while Nando’s Chickenland recorded a flat growth with 2 job postings during September 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 an 82.05% share in September 2021, a flat growth over August 2021. Germany featured next with a 15.38% share, up 200% over the previous month. France recorded a 2.56% share, a flat growth compared with August 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in September 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 66.67%, flat growth from August 2021. Entry Level positions with a 23.08% share, registered a flat growth compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with a 10.26% share, up 100% over August 2021.