South & Central America witnessed a 0.9% drop in IT hiring activity in the pharma industry in August 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

August 2021 has seen a decrease of 7.64% in the overall hiring activity when compared with July 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 3.83% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in August 2021, registering an increase of 0.56% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in August 2021

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in South & Central America with a share of 40.91% in August 2021, a 25% drop over the previous month. Computer and Information Analysts came in next, claiming a share of 22.73% in August 2021, marking a 150% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 18.18% in August 2021, a flat growth from July 2021.

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Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 15.91% in August 2021, a 30% decline over the previous month.

Top five pharma companies in South & Central America’s IT recruitment activity in August 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 52.94% in the overall IT recruitment activity of South & Central America’s pharma industry during August 2021 over previous month.

F. Hoffmann-La Roche posted 8 IT jobs in August 2021 and registered an increase of 300% over the previous month, followed by Johnson & Johnson with 6 jobs and a 25% drop. Pfizer with 5 IT jobs and Bayer with 4 jobs, recorded a 66.67% rise and a 100% rise, respectively, while Sanofi recorded a 50% increase with 3 job postings during August 2021.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in South & Central America’s pharma industry

Costa Rica commanded a leading presence in the region’s pharma industry IT hiring activity with a 36.36% share in August 2021, a 6.67% increase over July 2021. Brazil featured next with a 29.55% share, down 31.58% over the previous month. Argentina recorded a 20.45% share, a growth of 80% compared with July 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 70.45%, up by 10.71% from July 2021. Mid Level positions with a 15.91% share, registered a decline of 50% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 13.64% share, down 50% over July 2021.