Asia-Pacific witnessed a 4.7% rise in IT hiring activity in the oil & gas industry in May 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

May 2022 has seen an increase of 0.38% in the overall hiring activity when compared with April 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 7.93% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in May 2022, registering an increase of 0.82% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Asia-Pacific with a share of 55.79% in May 2022, an 18.21% drop over the previous month. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations came in next, claiming a share of 14.32% in May 2022, marking a 19.05% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 11.79% in May 2022, a 12.5% drop from April 2022.

Computer Support Specialists registered a share of 9.68% in May 2022, an 11.54% decline over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 27.17% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Asia-Pacific’s oil & gas industry during May 2022 over previous month.

Shell posted 163 IT jobs in May 2022 and registered a decline of 40.94% over the previous month, followed by Yara International with 42 jobs and a 13.51% growth. Baker Hughes with 42 IT jobs and Koch Industries with 36 jobs, recorded a 6.67% drop and a 34.55% drop, respectively, while BASF recorded a 100% increase with 28 job postings during May 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 69.47% share in May 2022, a 24.14% decrease over April 2022. Malaysia featured next with a 5.68% share, down 32.5% over the previous month. Australia recorded a 5.68% share, a growth of 42.11% compared with April 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in May 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 66.32%, down by 8.96% from April 2022. Mid Level positions with a 27.58% share, registered a decline of 36.1% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 5.89% share, down 20% over April 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 0.21%, recording a month-on-month decline of 66.67%.