The global auto industry noticed a 9.6% rise in IT hiring activity in September 2021 over the previous month, led by General Motors 19.53% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The auto industry’s overall hiring activity increased 3.63% when compared with August 2021.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for an 11.7% share of the global auto industry’s hiring activity in September 2021, up 0.95% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of September 2021 were 5.43% higher when compared with the previous month.

The increase was a result of 10.25% lower job postings as compared to job closures during the month.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers with a share of 69.59% emerged as the top IT occupation in the auto hiring activity in September 2021, a 28.81% growth over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in second with a share of 13.97% in September 2021, up 27.37% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Computer and Information Research Scientists with a 5.58% share in September 2021, a growth of 28.17% over the previous month, and Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a 5.49% share in September 2021 and a drop of 8.5% over August 2021.

Top five auto companies by recruitment activity in September 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 57.18% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global auto industry during September 2021 over August 2021.

General Motors posted 956 IT jobs in September 2021 and registered a rise of 80.04% over the previous month, followed by Robert Bosch with 938 jobs and a 0.64% decline. Rivian Automotive with 608 IT jobs and Dana with 355 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a 7.31% drop, respectively, while AB Volvo recorded a 156.25% rise with 164 job postings during September 2021.

Regional composition of IT hiring in auto industry

North America emerged as the leading region in the global auto IT hiring activity in September 2021 with a 56.82% share, which marked a 48.93% rise over the previous month.

Europe stood next with 23.77%, registering a 2.83% month-on-month growth. Asia-Pacific was the third leading region with an 18.2% share and a 6.2% rise over August 2021.

In the fourth place was South & Central America with a share of 0.69% and a month-on-month rise of 6.25%. Middle East & Africa stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 0.39%, registering a 9.52% decrease over the previous month.