The global power industry noticed a 2.4% rise in IT hiring activity in July 2022 over the previous month, led by Siemens 10.56% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The power industry’s overall hiring activity increased 2.4% when compared with June 2022.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for an 8.53% share of the global power industry’s hiring activity in July 2022, up 0.04% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of July 2022 were 1.63% lower when compared with the previous month.

The decrease was a result of 4.76% higher job postings as compared to job closures during the month.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers with a share of 36.75% emerged as the top IT occupation in the power hiring activity in July 2022, a 0.82% growth over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in second with a share of 26.53% in July 2022, up 18.3% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Computer and Information Analysts with a 14.07% share in July 2022, a growth of 0.27% over the previous month, and Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a 10.86% share in July 2022 and a drop of 10.19% over June 2022.

Top five power companies by recruitment activity in July 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 18.35% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global power industry during July 2022 over June 2022.

Siemens posted 283 IT jobs in July 2022 and registered a drop of 28.89% over the previous month, followed by Vestas Wind Systems with 186 jobs and a 44.19% growth. NextEra Energy with 148 IT jobs and Electricite de France with 119 jobs, recorded a 7.5% decline and a 5850% rise, respectively, while Iberdrola recorded a 336% rise with 109 job postings during July 2022.

Regional composition of IT hiring in power industry

North America emerged as the leading region in the global power IT hiring activity in July 2022 with a 50.63% share, which marked a 1.19% rise over the previous month.

Europe stood next with 34.07%, registering a 34.26% month-on-month growth. Asia-Pacific was the third leading region with a 13.1% share and a 14.81% drop over June 2022.

In the fourth place was South & Central America with a share of 1.42% and a month-on-month rise of 31.03%. Middle East & Africa stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 0.78%, registering a 40% increase over the previous month.