The US’s oil & gas industry registered a 7.2% 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 1.96% in May 2022 when compared with April 2022.

Out of the oil & gas industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 3.45% share in May 2022, recording an increase of 0.32% over the last three-month average share.

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

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 96.6% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US’s oil & gas industry in May 2022.

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1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 39.13% in May 2022, registering a 4.95% decline over the previous month.

2) Computer and Information Analysts claimed a 19.84% share, an increase of 14.96% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 17.66%, registering a 13.91% decline from April 2022.

4) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations captured a share of 13.86%, up 21.43% over the previous month.

Top five oil & gas companies in the US’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 2.51% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US’s oil & gas industry during May 2022 over April 2022.

Koch Industries posted 192 IT jobs in May 2022 and registered a drop of 16.52% over the previous month, followed by Sasol with 98 jobs and a 28.95% growth. Exxon Mobil with 24 IT jobs and Targa Resources with 18 jobs, recorded a 17.24% decline and a 38.46% growth, respectively, while Air Products and Chemicals recorded an increase of 70% with 17 job postings during May 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in May 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 68.89%, down by 1.55% from April 2022. Mid Level positions with a 20.79% share, registered an increase of 9.29% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 10.05% share, down 5.13% over April 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 0.27%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.