The global power industry noticed a 3.5% rise in IT hiring activity in April 2022 over the previous month, led by Siemens 18.52% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The power industry’s overall hiring activity increased 1.37% when compared with March 2022.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for a 10.33% share of the global power industry’s hiring activity in April 2022, up 0.03% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of April 2022 were 4.82% lower when compared with the previous month.

The decrease was a result of 12.92% higher job postings as compared to job closures during the month.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers with a share of 55.97% emerged as the top IT occupation in the power hiring activity in April 2022, an 8.78% decline over the previous month. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations came in second with a share of 14% in April 2022, up 5.82% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a 12.64% share in April 2022, a decline of 16.05% over the previous month, and Computer and Information Analysts with a 9.38% share in April 2022 and a drop of 4.29% over March 2022.

Top five power companies by recruitment activity in April 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 19.9% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global power industry during April 2022 over March 2022.

Siemens posted 529 IT jobs in April 2022 and registered a drop of 1.86% over the previous month, followed by NextEra Energy with 248 jobs and an 82.35% growth. Duquesne Light with 159 IT jobs and Schneider Electric with 123 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a 33.87% drop, respectively, while Vestas Wind Systems recorded a 7.07% drop with 92 job postings during April 2022.

Regional composition of IT hiring in power industry

North America emerged as the leading region in the global power IT hiring activity in April 2022 with a 57.33% share, which marked a 1.74% drop over the previous month.

Europe stood next with 25.62%, registering a 10.62% month-on-month decline. Asia-Pacific was the third leading region with a 15.54% share and a 15.27% drop over March 2022.

In the fourth place was South & Central America with a share of 1.23% and a month-on-month rise of 20.69%. Middle East & Africa stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 0.28%, registering a 71.43% decrease over the previous month.