The global auto industry noticed a 2.8% drop in IT hiring activity in October 2021 over the previous month, led by Robert Bosch’s 24.88% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The auto industry’s overall hiring activity declined 1.93% when compared with September 2021.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for an 11.95% share of the global auto industry’s hiring activity in October 2021, up 0.38% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of October 2021 were 2.99% higher when compared with the previous month.

The increase was a result of 7.48% lower job postings as compared to job closures during the month.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers drive auto IT hiring activity

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers with a share of 67.27% emerged as the top IT occupation in the auto hiring activity in October 2021, a 24.3% decline over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in second with a share of 13.63% in October 2021, down 20.8% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a 7.58% share in October 2021, a growth of 6.92% over the previous month, and Computer and Information Research Scientists with a 5.22% share in October 2021 and a drop of 24.47% over September 2021.

Top five auto companies by 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 18.06% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global auto industry during October 2021 over September 2021.

Robert Bosch posted 1,015 IT jobs in October 2021 and registered a rise of 5.07% over the previous month, followed by General Motors with 543 jobs and a 45.48% decline. Dana with 283 IT jobs and Tesla with 170 jobs, recorded a 20.28% decline and a 21.43% rise, respectively, while AB Volvo recorded a 16.67% drop with 140 job postings during October 2021.

Regional composition of IT hiring in auto industry

North America emerged as the leading region in the global auto IT hiring activity in October 2021 with a 45.11% share, which marked a 36.57% drop over the previous month.

Europe stood next with 34.44%, registering an 11.24% month-on-month growth. Asia-Pacific was the third leading region with an 18.73% share and a 19.24% drop over September 2021.

In the fourth place was South & Central America with a share of 0.93% and a month-on-month rise of 8.57%. Middle East & Africa stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 0.74%, registering a 36.36% increase over the previous month.