Europe witnessed a 16.1% drop in IT hiring activity in the mining industry in August 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

August 2022 has seen a decrease of 7.47% in the overall hiring activity when compared with July 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 5.98% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in August 2022, registering an increase of 0.5% over the last three-month average share.

Computer and Information Analysts Occupations leads by classification in August 2022

Computer and Information Analysts Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Europe with a share of 35.71% in August 2022, a 10.71% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 24.29% in August 2022, marking a 29.17% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers with a share of 24.29% in August 2022, an 81.91% drop from July 2022.

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 10% in August 2022, a 30% decline over the previous month.

Top five mining companies in Europe’s IT recruitment activity in August 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 52.94% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Europe’s mining industry during August 2022 over previous month.

En+ Group posted 20 IT jobs in August 2022 and registered a flat growth over the previous month, followed by Elval with 11 jobs and a 38.89% drop. Heraeus with 10 IT jobs and Rio Tinto with 6 jobs, recorded a 25% rise and a 14.29% drop, respectively, while Voestalpine recorded a 400% increase with 5 job postings during August 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in Europe’s mining industry

Russia commanded a leading presence in the region’s mining industry IT hiring activity with a 30% share in August 2022, a 950% increase over July 2022. Greece featured next with a 15.71% share, down 57.69% over the previous month. The UK recorded a 15.71% share, a drop of 15.38% compared with July 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 70%, down by 62.31% from July 2022. Mid Level positions with a 17.14% share, registered a decline of 29.41% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 11.43% share, down 60% over July 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 1.43%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.