Canada pharma industry registered a 31.5% rise in IT hiring activity in July 2021 compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics index.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 8.64% in July 2021 compared with June 2021.

Out of the pharma industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 2.08% share in July 2021, recording an increase of 0.42% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in Canada pharma industry’s IT recruitment activity in July 2021

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 98.77% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada pharma industry in July 2021.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 36.2% in July 2021, a 59.46% growth over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed a 26.38% share, an increase of 72% over the previous month.

3) Computer and Information Analysts held a share of 24.54%, registering a 29.03% rise from June 2021.

4) Database and Network Administrators and Architects captured a share of 6.13%, up 42.86% over the previous month.

Top five pharma companies in Canada IT recruitment activity in July 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 101.64% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada pharma industry during July 2021 over June 2021.

Bausch Health Companies posted 74 IT jobs in July 2021 and registered a rise of 208.33% over the previous month, followed by Alberta Health Services with 17 jobs and a 10.53% drop. ICON with 15 IT jobs and Amgen with 9 jobs, recorded a 50% growth and a 200% increase, respectively, while F. Hoffmann-La Roche recorded a 60% an increase with 8 job postings during July 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in July 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 77.91%, up by 71.62% from June 2021. Mid Level positions with a 16.56% share, a decline of 10% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 5.52% share, down 25% over June 2021.