South & Central America witnessed a 28.3% drop in IT hiring activity in the just food industry in February 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

February 2022 has seen an increase of 5.72% in the overall hiring activity when compared with January 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 1.91% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in February 2022, registering a decrease of 0.53% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in February 2022

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in South & Central America with a share of 51.85% in February 2022, a 64.1% drop over the previous month. Computer and Information Analysts came in next, claiming a share of 22.22% in February 2022, marking a 20% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Computer Support Specialists with a share of 18.52% in February 2022, a 54.55% drop from January 2022.

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Database and Network Administrators and Architects registered a share of 7.41% in February 2022, a 100% rise over the previous month.

Top five just food companies in South & Central America’s IT recruitment activity in February 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 30.77% in the overall IT recruitment activity of South & Central America’s just food industry during February 2022 over previous month.

BRF posted 19 IT jobs in February 2022 and registered a decline of 34.48% over the previous month, followed by Alicorp with 3 jobs and a 25% drop. Nestle with 2 IT jobs and JBS with 2 jobs, recorded a 50% drop and a flat growth, respectively, while Mars recorded a flat growth with 1 job postings during February 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in South & Central America’s just food industry

Brazil commanded a leading presence in the region’s just food industry IT hiring activity with an 85.19% share in February 2022, a 25.81% decrease over January 2022. Peru featured next with an 11.11% share, down 40% over the previous month. Argentina recorded a 3.7% share, a drop of 50% compared with January 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in February 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 81.48%, down by 52.17% from January 2022. Entry Level positions with an 18.52% share, registered a decline of 66.67% compared with the previous month.