North America witnessed a 5.7% rise in IT hiring activity in the food service industry in December 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

December 2021 has seen a decrease of 8.21% in the overall hiring activity when compared with November 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 0.22% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in December 2021, registering an increase of 0.05% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in North America with a share of 50.79% in December 2021, a 31.18% drop over the previous month. Computer and Information Analysts came in next, claiming a share of 15.87% in December 2021, marking a 4.76% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 12.7% in December 2021, a 27.27% drop from November 2021.

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Computer Support Specialists registered a share of 11.9% in December 2021, a 54.55% decline over the previous month.

Top five food service companies in North America’s IT recruitment activity in December 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 36.49% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s food service industry during December 2021 over previous month.

The University of Texas at Austin Division of Housing and Food Service posted 31 IT jobs in December 2021 and registered a decline of 70.19% over the previous month, followed by Starbucks with 26 jobs and a 23.81% growth. Compass Group with 18 IT jobs and Chipotle Mexican Grill with 11 jobs, recorded a 50% rise and a 450% rise, respectively, while Domino’s Pizza recorded an 11.11% decline with 8 job postings during December 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 99.21% share in December 2021, a 34.21% decrease over November 2021. Canada featured next with a 0.79% share, down 83.33% over the previous month.

Junior Level job postings dominate in December 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 52.38%, down by 52.17% from November 2021. Mid Level positions with a 25.4% share, registered a growth of 14.29% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 22.22% share, down 6.67% over November 2021.