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December 29, 2021updated 11 Jan 2022 11:15am

Asia-Pacific is seeing a hiring boom in pharmaceutical industry cloud roles

The number of roles in Asia-Pacific made up 17.3%t of the total cloud jobs in the pharmaceutical industry

By Michael Goodier

Asia-Pacific was the fastest growing region for cloud hiring among pharmaceutical industry companies in the three months ending October.

The number of roles in Asia-Pacific made up 17.3 per cent of total cloud jobs – up from 13.1 per cent in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Europe, which saw a -1.1 year-on-year percentage point change in cloud roles.

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The figures are compiled by GlobalData, who track the number of new job postings from key companies in various sectors over time. Using textual analysis, these job advertisements are then classified thematically.

GlobalData's thematic approach to sector activity seeks to group key company information by topic to see which companies are best placed to weather the disruptions coming to their industries.

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These key themes, which include cloud, are chosen to cover "any issue that keeps a CEO awake at night".

By tracking them across job advertisements it allows us to see which companies are leading the way on specific issues and which are dragging their heels - and importantly where the market is expanding and contracting.

Which countries are seeing the most growth for cloud roles in the pharmaceutical industry?

The fastest growing country was China, which saw one per cent of all cloud job adverts in the three months ending October last year, increasing to six per cent in the three months ending October this year.

That was followed by France (up 0.9 percentage points), Canada (up 0.8), and Spain (up 0.6).

The top country for cloud roles in the pharmaceutical industry is the United States which saw 47.6 per cent of all roles in the three months ending October.

Which cities are the biggest hubs for cloud workers in the pharmaceutical industry?

Some 3.7 per cent of all pharmaceutical industry cloud roles were advertised in Bengaluru (India) in the three months ending October - more than any other city.

That was followed by Chennai (India) with 3.7 per cent, Cambridge (United States) with 2.2 per cent, and Poznan (Poland) with two per cent.

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