Middle East & Africa witnessed a flat growth in IT hiring activity in the oil & gas industry in June 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

June 2022 has seen an increase of 0.1% in the overall hiring activity when compared with May 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 4.05% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in June 2022, registering an increase of 0.16% over the last three-month average share.

Database and Network Administrators and Architects Occupations leads by classification in June 2022

Database and Network Administrators and Architects Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Middle East & Africa with a share of 37.84% in June 2022, a flat growth over the previous month. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations came in next, claiming a share of 24.32% in June 2022, marking an 80% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Computer and Information Analysts with a share of 16.22% in June 2022, a 40% drop from May 2022.

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Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers registered a share of 13.51% in June 2022, a flat growth over the previous month.

Top five oil & gas companies in Middle East & Africa’s IT recruitment activity in June 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 38.89% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Middle East & Africa’s oil & gas industry during June 2022 over previous month.

Worley posted 8 IT jobs in June 2022 and registered an increase of 300% over the previous month, followed by Baker Hughes with 5 jobs and a 16.67% drop. Sasol with 4 IT jobs and John Wood Group with 4 jobs, recorded a 33.33% drop and a 100% rise, respectively, while Saudi Arabian Oil recorded a 100% increase with 4 job postings during June 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in Middle East & Africa’s oil & gas industry

Saudi Arabia commanded a leading presence in the region’s oil & gas industry IT hiring activity with a 24.32% share in June 2022, an 80% increase over May 2022. Qatar featured next with an 18.92% share, down 36.36% over the previous month. South Africa recorded a 16.22% share, a drop of 14.29% compared with May 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in June 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 54.05%, down by 13.04% from May 2022. Mid Level positions with a 32.43% share, registered a flat growth compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 13.51% share, up 150% over May 2022.