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August 27, 2021

Microsoft’s IT hiring activity declines 0.6% in July 2021

US-based company Microsoft’s IT hiring declined 0.6% in July 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

The company’s overall hiring activity increased by 7.48% in July 2021 when compared with June 2021.

IT jobs claimed a 38.13% share in the company’s total hiring activity in July 2021, and recorded a 4.64% down over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers tops Microsoft IT hiring in July 2021

Out of the total IT job titles posted by Microsoft, Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers emerged as the leading occupation, recording a share of 74.83% in July 2021, and a 15.93% growth over June 2021, while Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a share of 14.97% in July 2021, and registered a 20.09% decline. Computer and Information Research Scientists held a share of 4.93% in July 2021, a 78.79% rise from June 2021.

North America drives IT hiring at Microsoft

North America emerged as the leading region in the global technology IT hiring activity in July 2021 with a 56.61% share, which marked a 6.45% growth over the previous month.

Asia-Pacific stood next with 24.83%, registering a 16.93% month-on-month growth. Europe was the third leading region with a 12.71% share and a 31.03% growth over June 2021.

In the fourth place was Middle East & Africa with a share of 3.26% and a month-on-month increase of 2.63%.South & Central America stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 2.59%, registering an 8.82% drop over the previous month.

The US commanded a leading presence in the region’s technology industry IT hiring activity with a 49.92% share in July 2021, a 2.75% growth over June 2021. India featured next with a 10.45% share, up 58.23% over the previous month.China recorded an 8.7% share, decline of 9.57% compared with June 2021.

Junior Level jobs lead Microsoft IT hiring activity in July 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 56.61%, up by 3.68% from June 2021. Mid Level positions with a 26.92% share, a growth of 18.38% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 16.3% share, up 31.76% over June 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.17%, recording a month-on-month decline of 60%.

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