Europe witnessed a 17.2% 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 26.5% in the overall hiring activity when compared with October 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 2.63% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in November 2022, registering a decrease of 0.54% 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 Europe with a share of 40.12% in November 2022, a 4.74% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 32.73% in November 2022, marking a 66.12% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Computer and Information Analysts with a share of 10.58% in November 2022, a 58.59% drop from October 2022.

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 9.18% in November 2022, a 43.9% decline over the previous month.

Top five pharma companies in Europe’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 decline of 55.73% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Europe’s pharma industry during November 2022 over previous month.

PSI CRO posted 78 IT jobs in November 2022 and registered an increase of 21.88% over the previous month, followed by Your World Healthcare with 71 jobs and an 82.25% drop. Eurofins Scientific with 51 IT jobs and AstraZeneca with 24 jobs, recorded a 15.91% rise and a flat growth, respectively, while MerckInc recorded an 11.54% decline with 23 job postings during November 2022.

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

The UK commanded a leading presence in the region’s pharma industry IT hiring activity with a 30.34% share in November 2022, a 70.77% decrease over October 2022. Germany featured next with an 8.18% share, down 10.87% over the previous month. Poland recorded a 6.99% share, a drop of 43.55% compared with October 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in November 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 73.45%, down by 55.23% from October 2022. Entry Level positions with a 13.37% share, registered a decline of 34.31% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with 12.97% share, up 1.56% over October 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 0.2%, recording a month-on-month decline of 88.89%.