North America witnessed a 2.7% 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 14.19% in the overall hiring activity when compared with September 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 0.14% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in October 2021, registering an increase 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 North America with a share of 45.61% in October 2021, a 25.71% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 18.42% in October 2021, marking a 10.53% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 15.79% in October 2021, a 28.57% rise from September 2021.

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Computer Support Specialists registered a share of 12.28% in October 2021, a 40% rise over the previous month.

Top five food service companies in North America’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 36.47% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s food service industry during October 2021 over previous month.

Chipotle Mexican Grill posted 14 IT jobs in October 2021 and registered an increase of 250% over the previous month, followed by Domino’s Pizza with 10 jobs and a 47.37% drop. Starbucks with 10 IT jobs and Compass Group with 10 jobs, recorded a 60% drop and a 72.22% drop, respectively, while Dine Brands Global recorded a 900% increase with 10 job postings during October 2021.

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

The US commanded a leading presence in the region’s food service industry IT hiring activity with a 99.12% share in October 2021, a 12.4% decrease over September 2021. Canada featured next with a 0.88% share, down 50% over the previous month.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 60.53%, down by 19.77% from September 2021. Mid Level positions with a 28.07% share, registered a flat growth compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with an 11.4% share, up 8.33% over September 2021.