The UK’s oil & gas industry registered an 8.5% rise in IT hiring activity in May 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 8.47% in May 2022 when compared with April 2022.

Out of the oil & gas industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 5.69% share in May 2022, recording an increase of 0.37% over the last three-month average share.

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

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 93.67% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s oil & gas industry in May 2022.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 31.65% in May 2022, registering a 26.47% decline over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 24.05% share, an increase of 90% over the previous month.

3) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations held a share of 17.72%, registering a 22.22% decline from April 2022.

4) Computer Support Specialists captured a share of 12.66%, flat growth over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 23.19% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s oil & gas industry during May 2022 over April 2022.

Shell posted 23 IT jobs in May 2022 and registered a drop of 52.08% over the previous month, followed by LyondellBasell Industries with 9 jobs and a 25% drop. BP with 7 IT jobs and Baker Hughes with 7 jobs, recorded a 133.33% growth and a 40% growth, respectively, while Koch Industries recorded an increase of 600% with 7 job postings during May 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in May 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 73.42%, down by 4.92% from April 2022. Mid Level positions with a 17.72% share, registered a decline of 30% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with an 8.86% share, up 133.33% over April 2022.