China-based company Alibaba Group Holding’s IT hiring declined 16.8% in October 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The company’s overall hiring activity declined by 19.76% in October 2021 when compared with September 2021.

IT jobs claimed an 8.92% share in the company’s total hiring activity in October 2021, and recorded a 0.19% growth over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers tops Alibaba Group Holding IT hiring in October 2021

Out of the total IT job titles posted by Alibaba Group Holding, Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers emerged as the leading occupation, recording a share of 93.55% in October 2021, and a 34.83% drop over September 2021, while Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a share of 3.23% in October 2021, and registered a decline of 55.56%. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations held a share of 2.42% in October 2021, a 50% drop from September 2021.

Asia-Pacific drives IT hiring at Alibaba Group Holding

Asia-Pacific emerged as the leading region in the global apparel IT hiring activity in October 2021 with an 89.52% share, which marked a 39.67% drop over the previous month.

Europe stood next with 8.87%, registering a 37.5% month-on-month growth. North America was the third leading region with a 1.61% share and a flat growth over September 2021.

China commanded a leading presence in the region’s apparel industry IT hiring activity with an 87.1% share in October 2021, a 40% decline over September 2021. France featured next with a 2.42% share, up 200% over the previous month. Russia recorded a 2.42% share, a decline of 25% compared with September 2021.

Junior Level jobs lead Alibaba Group Holding IT hiring activity in October 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 70.97%, down by 40.14% from September 2021. Mid Level positions with a 20.97% share, a decline of 40.91% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Senior job ads with 7.26% share, up 80% over September 2021, while Entry Level postings accounted for 0.81%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.