Middle East & Africa witnessed an 8.6% drop in IT hiring activity in the power industry in October 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

October 2022 has seen a decrease of 10.16% in the overall hiring activity when compared with September 2022.

IT jobs accounted for an 8.2% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in October 2022, registering an increase of 0.19% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in October 2022

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Middle East & Africa with a share of 40% in October 2022, a 27.27% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 20% in October 2022, marking a flat month-on-month increase. In the third place was Computer Support Specialists with a share of 15% in October 2022, a 25% drop from September 2022.

Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 15% in October 2022, a 50% rise over the previous month.

Top five power companies in Middle East & Africa’s IT recruitment activity in October 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 70% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Middle East & Africa’s power industry during October 2022 over previous month.

Siemens posted 9 IT jobs in October 2022 and registered an increase of 50% over the previous month, followed by Siemens Energy with 5 jobs and a 150% growth. SSE Renewables Walney (UK) with 1 IT job and OPC Energy with 1 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a flat growth, respectively, while Avineon recorded a flat growth with 1 job postings during October 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in Middle East & Africa’s power industry

Saudi Arabia commanded a leading presence in the region’s power industry IT hiring activity with a 35% share in October 2022, a 600% increase over September 2022. South Africa featured next with a 15% share, down 70% over the previous month. Israel recorded a 10% share, a flat growth compared with September 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 50%, down by 44.44% from September 2022. Mid Level positions with a 30% share, registered a growth of 50% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 20% share, flat growth over September 2022.