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October 16, 2021updated 01 Nov 2021 11:46am

Microsoft’s IT hiring activity rises 6.1% in September 2021

US-based company Microsoft’s IT hiring rose 6.1% in September 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The company’s overall hiring activity increased by 14.49% in September 2021 when compared with August 2021.

IT jobs claimed a 35.38% share in the company’s total hiring activity in September 2021, and recorded a 3.27% decline over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers tops Microsoft IT hiring in September 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 84.68% in September 2021, and a 9.53% rise over August 2021, while Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a share of 7.95% in September 2021, and registered a decline of 21.29%. Computer Support Specialists held a share of 5.22% in September 2021, a 70.21% rise from August 2021.

North America drives IT hiring at Microsoft

North America emerged as the leading region in the global technology IT hiring activity in September 2021 with a 54.82% share, which marked a 9.93% rise over the previous month.

Asia-Pacific stood next with 30.51%, registering an 8.08% month-on-month growth. Europe was the third leading region with a 10.63% share and a 26.36% rise over August 2021.

In the fourth place was South & Central America with a share of 2.15% and a month-on-month increase of 37.5%. Middle East & Africa stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 1.89%, registering a 35.56% drop over the previous month.

The US commanded a leading presence in the region’s technology industry IT hiring activity with a 50.91% share in September 2021, a 7.58% growth over August 2021. India featured next with a 13.36% share, up 26.54% over the previous month. China recorded an 11.8% share, a decline of 1.63% compared with August 2021.

Junior Level jobs lead Microsoft IT hiring activity in September 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 56.19%, up by 11.37% from August 2021. Mid Level positions with a 27.57% share, a growth of 5.22% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 15.71% share, up 10.55% over August 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.52%, recording a month-on-month increase of 300%.

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