Asia-Pacific witnessed a 1.3% rise in IT hiring activity in the travel & tourism industry in September 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

September 2021 has seen a decrease of 6.8% in the overall hiring activity when compared with August 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 4.94% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in September 2021, registering an increase of 0.28% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in September 2021

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Asia-Pacific with a share of 67.62% in September 2021, a 2.92% drop over the previous month. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations came in next, claiming a share of 14.26% in September 2021, marking a 7.69% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 9.98% in September 2021, a 16.95% drop from August 2021.

Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 4.48% in September 2021, a 29.41% rise over the previous month.

Top five travel & tourism companies in Asia-Pacific’s IT recruitment activity in September 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 37.76% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Asia-Pacific’s travel & tourism industry during September 2021 over previous month.

Expedia Group posted 94 IT jobs in September 2021 and registered a flat growth over the previous month, followed by A.P. Moller – Maersk with 94 jobs and an 18.99% growth. Tabcorp Holdings with 32 IT jobs and Genting Group with 27 jobs, recorded a 77.78% rise and a 44.9% drop, respectively, while Booking Holdings recorded a 54% decline with 23 job postings during September 2021.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in Asia-Pacific’s travel & tourism industry

India commanded a leading presence in the region’s travel & tourism industry IT hiring activity with a 46.64% share in September 2021, a 12.81% increase over August 2021. Australia featured next with a 17.11% share, up 3.7% over the previous month. Malaysia recorded an 8.35% share, a drop of 52.87% compared with August 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in September 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 62.73%, down by 4.05% from August 2021. Mid Level positions with a 22.2% share, registered a growth of 12.37% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 14.87% share, down 9.88% over August 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.2%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.