AI hiring levels in the pharmaceutical industry dropped in September 2021
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AI hiring levels in the pharmaceutical industry dropped in September 2021

By Patrick Scott 11 Nov 2021 (Last Updated November 11th, 2021 12:26)

30.4% of the companies included in our analysis recruited for at least one AI-related position.

AI hiring levels in the pharmaceutical industry dropped in September 2021
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The proportion of pharmaceutical companies hiring for artificial intelligence related positions dropped in September 2021, with 30.4% of the companies included in our analysis recruiting for at least one such position.

This latest figure was lower than the 31.7% of companies who were hiring for artificial intelligence related jobs in August 2021 and an increase compared to the figure of 24.4% for the equivalent month last year.

When it came to the proportion of all job openings that were linked to artificial intelligence, related job postings dropped in September 2021, with 1.7% of newly posted job advertisements being linked to the topic.

This latest figure was the same as the 1.7% of newly advertised jobs that were linked to artificial intelligence in the equivlent month a year ago.

Artificial intelligence is one of the topics that GlobalData, from whom our data for this article is taken, have identified as being a key disruptive 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 unforseen challenges.

Our analysis of the data shows that pharmaceutical companies are currently hiring for artificial intelligence jobs at a rate lower than the average for all companies within GlobalData's job analytics database. The average among all companies stood at 1.8% in September 2021.

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.