Europe witnessed a 9.2% drop in IT hiring activity in the mining industry in May 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

May 2022 has seen a decrease of 14.6% in the overall hiring activity when compared with April 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 2.52% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in May 2022, registering a decrease of 0.26% over the last three-month average share.

Computer and Information Analysts Occupations leads by classification in May 2022

Computer and Information Analysts Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Europe with a share of 26.32% in May 2022, a 16.67% drop over the previous month. Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers came in next, claiming a share of 26.32% in May 2022, marking a 44.44% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 21.05% in May 2022, a 20% drop from April 2022.

Database and Network Administrators and Architects registered a share of 15.79% in May 2022, a 66.67% decline over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 15.38% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Europe’s mining industry during May 2022 over previous month.

Rio Tinto posted 3 IT jobs in May 2022 and registered a flat growth over the previous month, followed by Polyus with 2 jobs and a flat growth. Anglo American with 2 IT jobs and ArcelorMittal with 2 jobs, recorded a 33.33% drop and a 50% drop, respectively, while Heraeus recorded a 33.33% decline with 2 job postings during May 2022.

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

The UK commanded a leading presence in the region’s mining industry IT hiring activity with a 26.32% share in May 2022, a 28.57% decrease over April 2022. Germany featured next with a 21.05% share, down 42.86% over the previous month. Russia recorded a 21.05% share, a drop of 42.86% compared with April 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in May 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 68.42%, down by 40.91% from April 2022. Mid Level positions with a 31.58% share, registered a flat growth compared with the previous month.