Middle East & Africa witnessed a 9.5% 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 1.94% in the overall hiring activity when compared with April 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 2.34% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in May 2022, registering an increase of 0.18% over the last three-month average share.

Computer and Information Analysts Occupations leads by classification in May 2022

Computer and Information Analysts Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Middle East & Africa with a share of 31.82% in May 2022, a 133.33% rise over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 27.27% in May 2022, marking a 45.45% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers with a share of 18.18% in May 2022, a 69.23% drop from April 2022.

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Computer Support Specialists registered a share of 13.64% in May 2022, a 25% decline over the previous month.

Top five oil & gas companies in Middle East & Africa’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 growth of 75% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Middle East & Africa’s oil & gas industry during May 2022 over previous month.

Qatar Gas Transport posted 4 IT jobs in May 2022 and registered a flat growth over the previous month, followed by Sasol with 3 jobs and a 50% growth. Mesaieed Petrochemical Holding with 3 IT jobs and Baker Hughes with 2 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a 100% rise, respectively, while Vivo Energy recorded a 100% increase with 2 job postings during May 2022.

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

Qatar commanded a leading presence in the region’s oil & gas industry IT hiring activity with a 36.36% share in May 2022, a 100% increase over April 2022. South Africa featured next with an 18.18% share, flat growth over the previous month. Angola recorded a 13.64% share, a growth of 200% compared with April 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in May 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 54.55%, down by 29.41% from April 2022. Mid Level positions with a 36.36% share, registered a decline of 33.33% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 9.09% share, down 33.33% over April 2022.