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September 2, 2021updated 11 Oct 2021 11:18am

IT hiring in global technology industry rises 4.5% in August 2021

The global technology industry noticed a 4.5% rise in IT hiring activity in August 2021 over the previous month, led by Accenture’s 13.96% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The technology industry’s overall hiring activity increased 4.43% when compared with July 2021.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for a 33.64% share of the global technology industry’s hiring activity in August 2021, up 0.94% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of August 2021 were 2.03% lower when compared with the previous month.

The decrease was a result of 3.89% higher job postings as compared to job closures during the month.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers drive technology IT hiring activity

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers with a share of 76.18% emerged as the top IT occupation in the technology hiring activity in August 2021, a 5.24% growth over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in second with a share of 9.26% in August 2021, up 12.73% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a 5.69% share in August 2021, a growth of 7.21% over the previous month, and Computer Support Specialists with a 4.18% share in August 2021 and a rise of 8.42% over July 2021.

Top five technology companies by recruitment activity in August 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 0.46% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global technology industry during August 2021 over July 2021.

Accenture posted 11,615 IT jobs in August 2021 and registered a drop of 20.36% over the previous month, followed by Cognizant Technology Solutions with 11,077 jobs and a 1.17% decline. International Business Machines with 5,478 IT jobs and Dell Technologies with 3,490 jobs, recorded a 61.35% growth and a 35.74% rise, respectively, while Nippon Telegraph and Telephone recorded a 13.84% rise with 2,081 job postings during August 2021.

Regional composition of IT hiring in technology industry

Asia-Pacific emerged as the leading region in the global technology IT hiring activity in August 2021 with a 47.48% share, which marked a 2.03% drop over the previous month.

North America stood next with 36.97%, registering a 27.75% month-on-month growth. Europe was the third leading region with a 12.73% share and a 10.34% drop over July 2021.

In the fourth place was Middle East & Africa with a share of 1.23% and a month-on-month rise of 3.74%. South & Central America stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 1.2%, registering a 9.02% decrease over the previous month.

Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Country and industry are defined according to the headquarters and dominant industry of the target firm. The term ‘acquisition’ refers to both completed deals and those in the bidding stage.

GlobalData tracks real-time data concerning all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world from thousands of company websites and other reliable sources.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported deals are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s deals database.