The UK’s power industry registered a 0.7% drop in IT hiring activity in September 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 7% in September 2022 when compared with August 2022.

Out of the power industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 9.79% share in September 2022, recording a decrease of 0.62% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in the UK’s power industry’s IT recruitment activity in September 2022

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 96.27% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s power industry in September 2022.

1) Database and Network Administrators and Architects recorded a share of 39.13% in September 2022, registering a 75% growth over the previous month.

2) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers claimed a 36.65% share, an increase of 25.53% over the previous month.

3) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations held a share of 8.07%, registering a flat growth from August 2022.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 6.21%, down 65.52% over the previous month.

Top five power companies in the UK’s IT recruitment activity in September 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 29.87% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s power industry during September 2022 over August 2022.

National Grid posted 36 IT jobs in September 2022 and registered a rise of 9.09% over the previous month, followed by SSE with 34 jobs and a 25.93% growth. SSE Renewables Walney (UK) with 13 IT jobs and Siemens with 9 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a 12.5% growth, respectively, while Iberdrola recorded a decline of 11.11% with 8 job postings during September 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in September 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 70.81%, up by 28.09% from August 2022. Mid Level positions with a 19.88% share, registered an increase of 3.23% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 7.45% share, down 33.33% over August 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 1.86%, recording a month-on-month increase of 200%.