Germany’s pharma industry registered a 7.1% 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 15.46% in October 2021 when compared with September 2021.

Out of the pharma industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 5.45% share in October 2021, recording an increase of 0.62% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in Germany’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 Germany’s pharma industry in October 2021.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 60.87% in October 2021, registering a 14.29% growth over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed a 19.57% share, an increase of 28.57% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 14.13%, registering an 18.75% decline from September 2021.

4) Computer Support Specialists captured a share of 5.43%, up 25% over the previous month.

Top five pharma companies in Germany’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 growth of 26.09% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Germany’s pharma industry during October 2021 over September 2021.

CompuGroup Medical SE & Co. posted 20 IT jobs in October 2021 and registered a rise of 66.67% over the previous month, followed by Bausch Health Companies with 15 jobs and a 50% growth. Bayer with 8 IT jobs and Merck with 8 jobs, recorded a 52.94% decline and a 14.29% growth, respectively, while AstraZeneca recorded a flat growth with 7 job postings during October 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 70.65%, up by 1.56% from September 2021. Entry Level positions with an 18.48% share, registered an increase of 88.89% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with a 10.87% share, down 16.67% over September 2021.