South & Central America witnessed a 1.2% rise in IT hiring activity in the power industry in February 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

February 2022 has seen an increase of 3.85% in the overall hiring activity when compared with January 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 3.58% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in February 2022, registering a decrease of 0% over the last three-month average share.

Computer Support Specialists Occupations leads by classification in February 2022

Computer Support Specialists Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in South & Central America with a share of 27.59% in February 2022, a 14.29% rise over the previous month. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations came in next, claiming a share of 27.59% in February 2022, marking a 300% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers with a share of 24.14% in February 2022, a 46.15% drop from January 2022.

Database and Network Administrators and Architects registered a share of 10.34% in February 2022, a 200% rise over the previous month.

Top five power companies in South & Central America’s IT recruitment activity in February 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 25% in the overall IT recruitment activity of South & Central America’s power industry during February 2022 over previous month.

Enel posted 8 IT jobs in February 2022 and registered an increase of 100% over the previous month, followed by Energisa with 7 jobs and a 250% growth. Iberdrola with 5 IT jobs and Eneva with 3 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a flat growth, respectively, while Siemens recorded a 66.67% decline with 2 job postings during February 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in South & Central America’s power industry

Brazil commanded a leading presence in the region’s power industry IT hiring activity with an 86.21% share in February 2022, a 25% increase over January 2022. Colombia featured next with a 10.34% share, up 200% over the previous month. Peru recorded a 3.45% share, a flat growth compared with January 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in February 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 68.97%, down by 4.76% from January 2022. Entry Level positions with a 20.69% share, registered a growth of 100% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with 6.9% share, down 50% over January 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 3.45%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.