The UK’s power industry registered a 1.9% rise in IT hiring activity in May 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 6.37% in May 2022 when compared with April 2022.

Out of the power industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 6.37% share in May 2022, recording an increase of 0.78% over the last three-month average share.

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

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 95.95% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s power industry in May 2022.

1) Database and Network Administrators and Architects recorded a share of 36.49% in May 2022, registering a 3.57% decline over the previous month.

2) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers claimed a 27.03% share, a decrease of 28.57% over the previous month.

3) Computer Support Specialists held a share of 16.22%, registering a 33.33% rise from April 2022.

4) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations captured a share of 10.81%, down 11.11% over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 12.2% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s power industry during May 2022 over April 2022.

SSE posted 26 IT jobs in May 2022 and registered a rise of 85.71% over the previous month, followed by Siemens with 7 jobs and a 41.67% drop. Centrica with 5 IT jobs and Drax Group with 4 jobs, recorded a 150% growth and a 60% decrease, respectively, while Pennon Group recorded an increase of 33.33% with 4 job postings during May 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in May 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 72.97%, down by 12.9% from April 2022. Mid Level positions with a 13.51% share, registered an increase of 66.67% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 9.46% share, down 36.36% over April 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 4.05%, recording a month-on-month decline of 50%.