North America witnessed a 3.1% rise in IT hiring activity in the power industry in May 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

May 2022 has seen a decrease of 0.29% in the overall hiring activity when compared with April 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 5.03% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in May 2022, registering an increase of 0.48% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in North America with a share of 36.41% in May 2022, a 3.84% rise over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 26.01% in May 2022, marking a 17.89% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 15.07% in May 2022, a 21.13% drop from April 2022.

Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 10.22% in May 2022, a 7.32% decline over the previous month.

Top five power companies in North America’s IT recruitment activity in May 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 9.61% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s power industry during May 2022 over previous month.

Duquesne Light posted 174 IT jobs in May 2022 and registered an increase of 34.88% over the previous month, followed by NextEra Energy with 171 jobs and an 18.96% drop. Siemens with 59 IT jobs and Exelon with 45 jobs, recorded a 1.72% rise and a 15.38% rise, respectively, while Carollo Engineers recorded a flat growth with 30 job postings during May 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in North America’s power industry

The US commanded a leading presence in the region’s power industry IT hiring activity with a 96.86% share in May 2022, a 2.27% increase over April 2022. Canada featured next with a 2.69% share, up 3.45% over the previous month. Mexico recorded a 0.45% share, a growth of 66.67% compared with April 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in May 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 57.04%, up by 4.43% from April 2022. Mid Level positions with a 25.38% share, registered a decline of 2.75% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 16.68% share, up 3.91% over April 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 0.9%, recording a month-on-month growth of 11.11%.