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August 26, 2022

Internet of things-related vacancies in pharma were the hardest tech roles to fill in Q2 2022

Internet of things-related job ads at pharma companies were online for an average of 47 days before being taken offline during Q2.

By Data Journalism Team

Internet of things jobs took the longest to fill across tech roles in the pharmaceutical industry in Q2 2022 according to Pharmaceutical Technology’s analysis of millions of online job advertisements.

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Internet of things job ads at these companies were online for an average of 47 days before being taken offline during the quarter, meaning they took 15 days longer to fill than an average job at the same companies.

However, the figure for Q2 2022 was a decrease compared to the equivalent figure a year earlier, indicating that the required skillset for these roles has become easier to find in the past year.

Internet of things is one of the topics that GlobalData, our parent company and from whom the data for this article is taken, have identified as being a key disruptive technology force facing companies in the coming years. Companies that excel and invest in these areas now are thought to be better prepared for the future business landscape and better equipped to survive unforeseen challenges.

Cloud jobs took the second longest to fill on average at 43 days, while robotics came third among the tech themes tracked by GlobalData and which were linked to at least 100 job ads in the pharmaceutical industry in each of the past five quarters.

The pharmaceutical industry found it harder to recruit internet of things jobs compared to the wider market, with ads online for 17.5% more time on average compared to similar jobs across the entire jobs market.

At the other end of the scale future of work related positions were the quickest to fill in the pharmaceutical industry in Q2 2022 with positions closing during that period having been online for an average of 29 days.

GlobalData's job analytics database tracks the daily hiring patterns of thousands of companies across the world, drawing in jobs as they're posted and tagging them with additional layers of data on everything from the seniority of each position to whether a job is linked to wider industry trends.

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