The UK’s power industry registered a 10.1% drop in IT hiring activity in August 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 7.65% in August 2022 when compared with July 2022.

Out of the power industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 10.55% share in August 2022, recording an increase of 0.57% over the last three-month average share.

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

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 95.97% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s power industry in August 2022.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 33.87% in August 2022, registering a 48.15% decline over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 25.81% share, a decrease of 49.21% over the previous month.

3) Computer and Information Analysts held a share of 21.77%, registering a 3.85% rise from July 2022.

4) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations captured a share of 8.06%, down 16.67% over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 27.68% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s power industry during August 2022 over July 2022.

National Grid posted 33 IT jobs in August 2022 and registered a drop of 35.29% over the previous month, followed by SSE with 26 jobs and a 23.81% growth. The ERM Group with 8 IT jobs and Iberdrola with 7 jobs, recorded a 166.67% growth and a 68.18% decrease, respectively, while Elektro Eletricidade E Servicos recorded a decline of 53.33% with 7 job postings during August 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 61.29%, down by 46.1% from July 2022. Mid Level positions with a 25% share, registered a decline of 13.89% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 12.9% share, down 40.74% over July 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 0.81%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.