Germany-based company BASF’s IT hiring declined 0.6% in February 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The company’s overall hiring activity declined by 3.43% in February 2022 when compared with January 2022.

IT jobs claimed a 5.91% share in the company’s total hiring activity in February 2022, and recorded a 0.2% growth over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers tops BASF IT hiring in February 2022

Out of the total IT job titles posted by BASF, Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers emerged as the leading occupation, recording a share of 65.96% in February 2022, and a 13.89% drop over January 2022, while Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a share of 14.89% in February 2022, and registered a decline of 22.22%. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations held a share of 10.64% in February 2022, a 150% rise from January 2022.

Europe drives IT hiring at BASF

Europe emerged as the leading region in the global oil & gas IT hiring activity in February 2022 with a 55.32% share, which marked a 7.14% drop over the previous month.

Asia-Pacific stood next with 31.91%, registering a 6.25% month-on-month decline. North America was the third leading region with a 10.64% share and a 25% rise over January 2022.

In the fourth place was Middle East & Africa with a share of 2.13% and a month-on-month flat growth.

Germany commanded a leading presence in the region’s oil & gas industry IT hiring activity with a 51.06% share in February 2022, a 14.29% decline over January 2022. China featured next with a 19.15% share, up 80% over the previous month. Malaysia recorded a 10.64% share, a decline of 54.55% compared with January 2022.

Junior Level jobs lead BASF IT hiring activity in February 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 65.96%, down by 11.43% from January 2022. Mid Level positions with a 17.02% share, a decline of 33.33% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 17.02% share, up 166.67% over January 2022.