Belgium-based company KBC Group’s IT hiring rose 8.5% in October 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The company’s overall hiring activity increased by 19.58% in October 2021 when compared with September 2021.

IT jobs claimed a 23.3% share in the company’s total hiring activity in October 2021, and recorded a 4.44% decline over the last three-month average share.

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

Out of the total IT job titles posted by KBC Group, Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers emerged as the leading occupation, recording a share of 51.61% in October 2021, and a 4.23% drop over September 2021, while Computer and Information Analysts claimed a share of 14.04% in October 2021, and registered growth of 37.04%. Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 13.47% in October 2021, an 8.97% drop from September 2021.

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Europe drives IT hiring at KBC Group

Europe emerged as the leading region in the global banking and payments IT hiring activity in October 2021 with a 59.77% share, which marked a 2.78% drop over the previous month.

Asia-Pacific stood next with 33.59%, registering a 19.59% month-on-month growth. North America was the third leading region with a 6.64% share and a 20.69% rise over September 2021.

India commanded a leading presence in the region’s banking and payments industry IT hiring activity with a 31.31% share in October 2021, a 29.92% growth over September 2021. Belgium featured next with a 21.44% share, up 16.49% over the previous month. Bulgaria recorded an 18.98% share, a decline of 9.91% compared with September 2021.

Junior Level jobs lead KBC Group IT hiring activity in October 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 69.64%, down by 2.13% from September 2021. Entry Level positions with a 22.2% share, a growth of 28.57% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with an 8.16% share, up 22.86% over September 2021.