The global pharmaceutical industry experienced an 11% drop in new job postings related to environmental sustainability in Q3 2023 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. This compares to a 49% increase versus Q3 2022. GlobalData’s Pharma: Hiring Trends & Signals Q3 2023 report reveals comprehensive insights into hiring patterns, job roles, required skills, geographical trends, and key themes within the pharmaceuticals industry, facilitating anticipation of future workforce needs. Buy the report here.
Notably, Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations jobs accounted for a 19% share of the global pharmaceutical industry’s environmental sustainability-related total new job postings in Q3 2023, up 12% over the prior quarter.
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations drive environmental sustainability-related hiring activity
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations, with a share of 19%, emerged as the top environmental sustainability-related job roles within the pharmaceutical industry in Q3 2023, with new job postings rising by 12% quarter-on-quarter. Healthcare Support Occupations came in second with a share of 13% in Q3 2023, with new job postings rising by 277% over the previous quarter.
The other prominent environmental sustainability roles include Management Occupations with a 7% share in Q3 2023, Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations with a 7% share of new job postings.
Top five companies in pharmaceutical industry accounted for 69% of hiring activity
The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2023 were CSL, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Novo Nordisk, and Pfizer. Together they accounted for a combined share of 69% of all environmental sustainability-related new jobs in the pharmaceutical industry.
CSL posted 3,531 environmental sustainability-related new jobs in Q3 2023, Johnson & Johnson 321 jobs, Merck 245 jobs, Novo Nordisk 222 jobs, and Pfizer 185 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.
Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 71.32% share of total new job postings, Q3 2023
The largest share of environmental sustainability-related new job postings in the pharmaceutical industry in Q3 2023 was in the US with 71.32% followed by Australia (3.67%) and India (2.68%). The share represented by the US was 11 percentage points higher than the 60.27% share it accounted for in Q2 2023.
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