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November 12, 2021

Asia-Pacific’s auto industry IT hiring activity drops 7.9% in October 2021

Asia-Pacific witnessed a 7.9% drop in IT hiring activity in the auto industry in October 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

October 2021 has seen a decrease of 10.49% in the overall hiring activity when compared with September 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 16.22% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in October 2021, registering a decrease of 0.27% over the last three-month average share.

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

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Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Asia-Pacific with a share of 74.21% in October 2021, a 16.86% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 12.96% in October 2021, marking a 33.56% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 5.76% in October 2021, a 2.22% drop from September 2021.

Computer Support Specialists registered a share of 3.53% in October 2021, a 25% decline over the previous month.

Top five auto companies in Asia-Pacific’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 growth of 10.75% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Asia-Pacific’s auto industry during October 2021 over previous month.

Robert Bosch posted 240 IT jobs in October 2021 and registered a decline of 6.25% over the previous month, followed by Valeo with 55 jobs and a 292.86% growth. Visteon with 42 IT jobs and Tesla with 38 jobs, recorded a 7.69% rise and a 100% rise, respectively, while Aptiv recorded a 15.91% decline with 37 job postings during October 2021.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in Asia-Pacific’s auto industry

India commanded a leading presence in the region’s auto industry IT hiring activity with a 49.74% share in October 2021, an 18.98% decrease over September 2021. China featured next with a 34.82% share, down 23.56% over the previous month. Australia recorded a 3.8% share, a drop of 47.27% compared with September 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 61.39%, down by 22.48% from September 2021. Mid Level positions with a 29.58% share, registered a decline of 15.99% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 8.77% share, down 4.29% over September 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.26%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.

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