Middle East & Africa witnessed a 9.7% rise in IT hiring activity in the oil & gas industry in October 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

October 2022 has seen a decrease of 1.12% in the overall hiring activity when compared with September 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 4.49% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in October 2022, registering an increase of 0.21% over the last three-month average share.

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

Database and Network Administrators and Architects Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Middle East & Africa with a share of 28.57% in October 2022, a 41.67% drop over the previous month. Computer and Information Analysts came in next, claiming a share of 24.49% in October 2022, marking a 20% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers with a share of 18.37% in October 2022, a flat growth from September 2022.

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Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 16.33% in October 2022, a 100% rise over the previous month.

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

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

Sasol posted 8 IT jobs in October 2022 and registered an increase of 300% over the previous month, followed by Saudi Arabian Oil with 6 jobs and a 72.73% drop. Baker Hughes with 6 IT jobs and Worley with 5 jobs, recorded a 50% rise and a 400% rise, respectively, while TotalEnergies recorded a flat growth with 4 job postings during October 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 30.61% share in October 2022, a 40% decrease over September 2022. South Africa featured next with a 20.41% share, up 233.33% over the previous month. Qatar recorded a 10.2% share, a drop of 16.67% compared with September 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 61.22%, down by 11.76% from September 2022. Mid Level positions with a 34.69% share, registered a growth of 13.33% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 4.08% share, up 100% over September 2022.