Europe witnessed a 7.6% rise in IT hiring activity in the pharma industry in September 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

September 2022 has seen an increase of 28.58% in the overall hiring activity when compared with August 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 3.36% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in September 2022, registering a decrease of 0.69% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Europe with a share of 34.55% in September 2022, a 28.96% rise over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 28.11% in September 2022, marking a 61.34% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Computer and Information Analysts with a share of 18.45% in September 2022, a 77.46% rise from August 2022.

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 12.45% in September 2022, a 1.19% rise over the previous month.

Top five pharma companies in Europe’s IT recruitment activity in September 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 142.16% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Europe’s pharma industry during September 2022 over previous month.

Eurofins Scientific posted 66 IT jobs in September 2022 and registered an increase of 32% over the previous month, followed by Octapharma with 52 jobs and an 188.89% growth. Your World Healthcare with 52 IT jobs and PSI CRO with 45 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a 136.84% rise, respectively, while Bausch Health Companies recorded an 113.33% increase with 32 job postings during September 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 24.6% share in September 2022, a 69.7% increase over August 2022. Switzerland featured next with a 10.1% share, up 81.58% over the previous month. Poland recorded a 9.37% share, a growth of 33.33% compared with August 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in September 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 74.52%, up by 44.6% from August 2022. Mid Level positions with a 14.2% share, registered a growth of 24.36% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 9.52% share, up 51.16% over August 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 1.32%, recording a month-on-month decline of 30.77%.