UK-based company Barclays’s IT hiring declined 21.2% in May 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

The company’s overall hiring activity declined by 11.63% in May 2021 when compared with April 2021.

IT jobs claimed a 29.42% share in the company’s total hiring activity in May 2021, and recorded a 4.71% down over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers tops Barclays IT hiring in May 2021

Out of the total IT job titles posted by Barclays, Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers emerged as the leading occupation, recording a share of 73.07% in May 2021, and a 21.56% drop over April 2021, while Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed a share of 12.8% in May 2021, and registered a 21.62% decline. Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 8.17% in May 2021, a 9.76% drop from April 2021.

Asia-Pacific drives IT hiring at Barclays

Asia-Pacific emerged as the leading region in the global banking and payments IT hiring activity in May 2021 with a 69.09% share, which marked a 29.34% growth over the previous month.

Europe stood next with 23.62%, registering a 53.68% month-on-month decline. North America was the third leading region with a 7.06% share and a 64.04% drop over April 2021.

In the fourth place was Middle East & Africa with a share of 0.22% and a month-on-month an flat growth.

India commanded a leading presence in the region’s banking and payments industry IT hiring activity with a 67.99% share in May 2021, a 29.41% growth over April 2021. the UK featured next with a 22.52% share, down 53% over the previous month.United States recorded a 7.06% share, decline of 64.04% compared with April 2021.

Junior Level jobs lead Barclays IT hiring activity in May 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 77.92%, down by 20.5% from April 2021. Mid Level positions with a 19.43% share, a decline of 11.11% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 1.99% share, up 12.5% over April 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.66%, recording a month-on-month decline of 72.73%.