China’s pharma industry registered a 13.8% drop in IT hiring activity in October 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 14.19% in October 2021 when compared with September 2021.

Out of the pharma industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 2.62% share in October 2021, recording an increase of 0.06% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in China’s pharma industry’s IT recruitment activity in October 2021

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 100% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of China’s pharma industry in October 2021.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 60.98% in October 2021, registering a 51.92% decline over the previous month.

2) Computer and Information Analysts claimed a 14.63% share, an increase of 200% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 9.76%, registering a 100% rise from September 2021.

4) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations captured a share of 7.32%, down 75% over the previous month.

Top five pharma companies in China’s IT recruitment activity in October 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 11.76% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of China’s pharma industry during October 2021 over September 2021.

Pfizer posted 12 IT jobs in October 2021 and registered a flat growth over the previous month, followed by Parexel International with 7 jobs and a 36.36% drop. F. Hoffmann-La Roche with 4 IT jobs and Shijiazhuang Yiling Pharmaceutical with 4 jobs, recorded a 42.86% decline and a flat growth, respectively, while Zai Lab recorded a flat growth with 3 job postings during October 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 70.73%, down by 44.23% from September 2021. Mid Level positions with a 19.51% share, registered a decline of 50% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 9.76% share, up 33.33% over September 2021.