Saudi Arabia’s oil & gas industry registered a 37.5% rise in IT hiring activity in November 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 20.54% in November 2022 when compared with October 2022.

Out of the oil & gas industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 6.79% share in November 2022, recording an increase of 0.91% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in Saudi Arabia’s oil & gas industry’s IT recruitment activity in November 2022

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 100% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Saudi Arabia’s oil & gas industry in November 2022.

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1) Database and Network Administrators and Architects recorded a share of 60.53% in November 2022, registering a 666.67% growth over the previous month.

2) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers claimed a 15.79% share, an increase of 50% over the previous month.

3) Computer and Information Analysts held a share of 13.16%, registering a flat growth from October 2022.

4) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations captured a share of 10.53%, up 300% over the previous month.

Top five oil & gas companies in Saudi Arabia’s IT recruitment activity in November 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 171.43% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Saudi Arabia’s oil & gas industry during November 2022 over October 2022.

Saudi Arabian Oil posted 20 IT jobs in November 2022 and registered a rise of 185.71% over the previous month, followed by Saudi Kayan Petrochemical with 15 jobs and a 650% growth. Baker Hughes with 1 IT job and National Industrialization with 1 jobs, recorded an 80% decline and a flat growth, respectively, while Fugro recorded a flat growth with 1 job postings during November 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in November 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 52.63%, up by 300% from October 2022. Mid Level positions with a 47.37% share, registered an increase of 63.64% compared with the previous month.