India’s pharma industry registered a 4.8% drop in IT hiring activity in November 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 3.02% in November 2022 when compared with October 2022.

Out of the pharma industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 13.08% share in November 2022, recording a decrease of 0.4% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in India’s pharma industry’s IT recruitment activity in November 2022

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 98.51% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of India’s pharma industry in November 2022.

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1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 49.01% in November 2022, registering a 19.28% growth over the previous month.

2) Computer and Information Analysts claimed a 26.73% share, a decrease of 11.48% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 11.39%, registering a 42.5% decline from October 2022.

4) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations captured a share of 9.41%, down 17.39% over the previous month.

Top five pharma companies in India’s IT recruitment activity in November 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 63.53% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of India’s pharma industry during November 2022 over October 2022.

AstraZeneca posted 57 IT jobs in November 2022 and registered a rise of 21.28% over the previous month, followed by Merck with 32 jobs and a 166.67% growth. Syneos Health with 28 IT jobs and Eurofins Scientific with 11 jobs, recorded a 100% growth and a flat growth, respectively, while Parexel International recorded an increase of 1000% with 11 job postings during November 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in November 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 50.5%, down by 8.93% from October 2022. Mid Level positions with a 40.1% share, registered an increase of 6.58% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 9.41% share, flat growth over October 2022.