Asia-Pacific witnessed a 4.1% drop in IT hiring activity in the oil & gas industry in August 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

August 2022 has seen an increase of 2.41% in the overall hiring activity when compared with July 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 9.35% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in August 2022, registering a decrease of 1.3% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in August 2022

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Asia-Pacific with a share of 47.35% in August 2022, a 3.18% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 22.27% in August 2022, marking a 26.55% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Computer and Information Analysts with a share of 12.77% in August 2022, a 1.23% rise from July 2022.

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 11.53% in August 2022, a 10.84% decline over the previous month.

Top five oil & gas companies in Asia-Pacific’s IT recruitment activity in August 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 4.91% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Asia-Pacific’s oil & gas industry during August 2022 over previous month.

Shell posted 162 IT jobs in August 2022 and registered a decline of 0.61% over the previous month, followed by PI Industries with 88 jobs and an 11.39% growth. Reliance Industries with 44 IT jobs and Yara International with 35 jobs, recorded a 100% rise and a 14.63% drop, respectively, while Koch Industries recorded a 17.07% decline with 34 job postings during August 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in Asia-Pacific’s oil & gas industry

India commanded a leading presence in the region’s oil & gas industry IT hiring activity with a 67.13% share in August 2022, a 4.36% increase over July 2022. Singapore featured next with an 8.1% share, up 13.04% over the previous month. Malaysia recorded a 5.61% share, a growth of 71.43% compared with July 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 60.59%, down by 1.02% from July 2022. Mid Level positions with a 32.09% share, registered a decline of 1.9% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 7.32% share, up 6.82% over July 2022.