Europe witnessed a 1.2% decline in IT hiring activity in the technology industry in July 2021 compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics index.

July 2021 has seen a decrease of 0.15% in the overall hiring activity when compared with June 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 29.44% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in July 2021, registering an increase of 0.77% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in July 2021

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Europe with a share of 69.41% in July 2021, a 26.58% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 10.4% in July 2021, marking a 23.7% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 8.29% in July 2021, a 10.42% drop from June 2021.

Computer Support Specialists registered a share of 5.66% in July 2021, a 0.64% decline over the previous month.

Top five technology companies in Europe’s IT recruitment activity in July 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 33.8% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Europe’s technology industry during July 2021 over previous month.

DXC Technology posted 1,825 IT jobs in July 2021 and registered a decline of 34.77% over the previous month, followed by International Business Machines with 520 jobs and a 57.79% drop. Capgemini with 516 IT jobs and Dell Technologies with 411 jobs, recorded a 14.43% decline and a 13.29% drop, respectively, while Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson recorded an 8.39% decline with 393 job postings during July 2021.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in Europe’s technology industry

Switzerland commanded a leading presence in the region’s technology industry IT hiring activity with an 18.15% share in July 2021, a 32.62% decline over June 2021. the UK featured next with a 14.15% share, down 10.73% over the previous month. Germany recorded an 8.13% share, a drop of 5.7% compared with June 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in July 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 68.46%, down by 21.38% from June 2021. Mid Level positions with an 18.68% share, a decline of 31.18% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 12.38% share, down 17.02% over June 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.48%, recording a month-on-month decline of 19.7%.