The UK’s oil & gas industry registered a 6.6% drop in IT hiring activity in July 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 1.01% in July 2022 when compared with June 2022.

Out of the oil & gas industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed an 8.24% share in July 2022, recording a decrease of 0.53% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in the UK’s oil & gas industry’s IT recruitment activity in July 2022

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 96.46% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s oil & gas industry in July 2022.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 36.28% in July 2022, registering a 16.33% decline over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 23.89% share, a decrease of 18.18% over the previous month.

3) Computer and Information Analysts held a share of 19.47%, registering a 46.67% rise from June 2022.

4) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations captured a share of 8.85%, down 16.67% over the previous month.

Top five oil & gas companies in the UK’s IT recruitment activity in July 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 9.23% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s oil & gas industry during July 2022 over June 2022.

Shell posted 29 IT jobs in July 2022 and registered a rise of 26.09% over the previous month, followed by BP with 14 jobs and a 12.5% drop. Anglian Water Services with 11 IT jobs and LyondellBasell Industries with 10 jobs, recorded an 83.33% growth and a 28.57% decrease, respectively, while John Wood Group recorded an increase of 16.67% with 7 job postings during July 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in July 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 62.83%, down by 19.32% from June 2022. Mid Level positions with a 30.09% share, registered a decline of 2.86% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 4.42% share, flat growth over June 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 2.65%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.