The UK’s power industry registered a 17.7% drop in IT hiring activity in December 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 11.38% in December 2021 when compared with November 2021.

Out of the power industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 9.17% share in December 2021, 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 December 2021

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 98.33% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s power industry in December 2021.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 53.33% in December 2021, registering a 47.54% decline over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed a 16.67% share, a flat growth over the previous month.

3) Computer Support Specialists held a share of 13.33%, registering a 20% decline from November 2021.

4) Database and Network Administrators and Architects captured a share of 13.33%, down 52.94% over the previous month.

Top five power companies in the UK’s IT recruitment activity in December 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 19.05% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s power industry during December 2021 over November 2021.

Siemens posted 14 IT jobs in December 2021 and registered a rise of 16.67% over the previous month, followed by Centrica with 8 jobs and a 700% growth. YTL Power International with 5 IT jobs and National Grid with 4 jobs, recorded a flat growth and an 81.82% decrease, respectively, while ChargePoint Holdings recorded an increase of 50% with 3 job postings during December 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in December 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 53.33%, down by 49.21% from November 2021. Mid Level positions with a 21.67% share, registered a decline of 50% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 21.67% share, down 7.14% over November 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 3.33%, recording a month-on-month decline of 33.33%.