Asia-Pacific witnessed a 7.6% drop in IT hiring activity in the pharma industry in November 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

November 2022 has seen a decrease of 16.05% in the overall hiring activity when compared with October 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 4.21% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in November 2022, registering a decrease of 0.26% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in November 2022

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Asia-Pacific with a share of 48.65% in November 2022, a 10.56% drop over the previous month. Computer and Information Analysts came in next, claiming a share of 21.96% in November 2022, marking a 28.57% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 14.19% in November 2022, a 37.31% drop from October 2022.

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Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 8.78% in November 2022, a 53.57% decline over the previous month.

Top five pharma companies in Asia-Pacific’s IT recruitment activity in November 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 54.63% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Asia-Pacific’s pharma industry during November 2022 over previous month.

AstraZeneca posted 60 IT jobs in November 2022 and registered an increase of 15.38% over the previous month, followed by Merck with 34 jobs and an 112.5% growth. Syneos Health with 31 IT jobs and Parexel International with 26 jobs, recorded a 93.75% rise and a 23.81% rise, respectively, while Sanofi recorded a 433.33% increase with 16 job postings during November 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in Asia-Pacific’s pharma industry

India commanded a leading presence in the region’s pharma industry IT hiring activity with a 68.24% share in November 2022, a 3.35% decrease over October 2022. China featured next with an 11.82% share, up 6.06% over the previous month. Singapore recorded a 5.41% share, a growth of 14.29% compared with October 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in November 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 53.38%, down by 30.7% from October 2022. Mid Level positions with a 33.11% share, registered a growth of 1.03% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 13.51% share, down 32.2% over October 2022.

This content was updated on 25 January 2024