The global food service industry noticed a 6.0% rise in IT hiring activity in April 2022 over the previous month, led by Delivery Hero’s 27.6% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The food service industry’s overall hiring activity declined 6.86% when compared with March 2022.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for a 0.32% share of the global food service industry’s hiring activity in April 2022, up 0.06% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of April 2022 were 8.7% higher when compared with the previous month.

The increase was a result of 33.13% lower job postings as compared to job closures during the month.

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Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers drive food service IT hiring activity

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers with a share of 49.77% emerged as the top IT occupation in the food service hiring activity in April 2022, a 17.91% decline over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in second with a share of 14.93% in April 2022, up 135.71% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a 13.57% share in April 2022, a growth of 20% over the previous month, and Computer and Information Analysts with a 10.86% share in April 2022 and a rise of 14.29% over March 2022.

Top five food service companies by recruitment activity in April 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 27.27% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global food service industry during April 2022 over March 2022.

Delivery Hero posted 61 IT jobs in April 2022 and registered a rise of 3.39% over the previous month, followed by Darden Restaurants with 38 jobs and a flat growth. The University of Texas at Austin Division of Housing and Food Service with 33 IT jobs and Chipotle Mexican Grill with 21 jobs, recorded a 2.94% decline and an 8.7% drop, respectively, while Starbucks recorded a 6.25% drop with 15 job postings during April 2022.

Regional composition of IT hiring in food service industry

North America emerged as the leading region in the global food service IT hiring activity in April 2022 with a 65.61% share, which marked an 8.21% rise over the previous month.

South & Central America stood next with 19%, registering a 4.55% month-on-month decline. Europe was the third leading region with a 10.41% share and a 43.75% rise over March 2022.

In the fourth place was Asia-Pacific with a share of 4.07% and a month-on-month flat growth. Middle East & Africa stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 0.9%, registering a 100% increase over the previous month.