Middle East & Africa witnessed an 11.7% drop in IT hiring activity in the travel & tourism industry in April 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

April 2022 has seen a decrease of 13.62% in the overall hiring activity when compared with March 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 2.05% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in April 2022, registering an increase of 0.31% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in April 2022

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Middle East & Africa with a share of 43.48% in April 2022, a 31.03% drop over the previous month. Computer and Information Analysts came in next, claiming a share of 17.39% in April 2022, marking a 14.29% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 15.22% in April 2022, a 22.22% drop from March 2022.

Database and Network Administrators and Architects registered a share of 13.04% in April 2022, a 50% rise over the previous month.

Top five travel & tourism companies in Middle East & Africa’s IT recruitment activity in April 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 27.03% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Middle East & Africa’s travel & tourism industry during April 2022 over previous month.

Qatar Airways Group QCSC posted 9 IT jobs in April 2022 and registered a decline of 50% over the previous month, followed by Booking Holdings with 6 jobs and a flat growth. A.P. Moller – Maersk with 5 IT jobs and DP World with 4 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a 33.33% rise, respectively, while The Emirates Group recorded an 81.25% decline with 3 job postings during April 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in Middle East & Africa’s travel & tourism industry

United Arab Emirates commanded a leading presence in the region’s travel & tourism industry IT hiring activity with a 30.43% share in April 2022, a 33.33% decrease over March 2022. Qatar featured next with a 26.09% share, down 25% over the previous month. Israel recorded a 17.39% share, a growth of 60% compared with March 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in April 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 60.87%, down by 3.45% from March 2022. Mid Level positions with a 30.43% share, registered a decline of 22.22% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with an 8.7% share, flat growth over March 2022.