The global travel & tourism industry noticed a 0.2% drop in IT hiring activity in March 2022 over the previous month, led by The Walt Disney’s 13.9% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The travel & tourism industry’s overall hiring activity increased 7.01% when compared with February 2022.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for a 4.62% share of the global travel & tourism industry’s hiring activity in March 2022, flat growth over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of March 2022 were 7.77% lower when compared with the previous month.

The decrease was a result of 19.57% higher job postings as compared to job closures during the month.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers drive travel & tourism IT hiring activity

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers with a share of 66.34% emerged as the top IT occupation in the travel & tourism hiring activity in March 2022, a 17.95% decline over the previous month. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations came in second with a share of 11.44% in March 2022, down 20% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a 9.72% share in March 2022, a decline of 19.05% over the previous month, and Computer and Information Analysts with a 5.68% share in March 2022 and a drop of 16.23% over February 2022.

Top five travel & tourism companies by recruitment activity in March 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 28.63% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global travel & tourism industry during March 2022 over February 2022.

The Walt Disney posted 316 IT jobs in March 2022 and registered a drop of 29.62% over the previous month. A.P. Moller – Maersk with 139 IT jobs and Deutsche Lufthansa with 118 jobs, recorded a 32.52% decline and a 9.26% rise, respectively, while Expedia recorded a 41.62% drop with 108 job postings during March 2022.

Regional composition of IT hiring in travel & tourism industry

North America emerged as the leading region in the global travel & tourism IT hiring activity in March 2022 with a 46.24% share, which marked a 15.45% drop over the previous month.

Europe stood next with 29.56%, registering a 9.68% month-on-month decline. Asia-Pacific was the third leading region with a 21.03% share and a 23.4% drop over February 2022.

In the fourth place was Middle East & Africa with a share of 2.46% and a month-on-month drop of 60.84%. South & Central America stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 0.7%, registering a 30.43% decrease over the previous month.