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Ireland’s pharma industry registered an 11.8% 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 17.89% in November 2022 when compared with October 2022.

Out of the pharma industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 4.23% share in November 2022, recording a decrease of 0.9% over the last three-month average share.

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

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 94.12% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Ireland’s pharma industry in November 2022.

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1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 29.41% in November 2022, registering a 54.55% decline over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed a 23.53% share, a flat growth over the previous month.

3) Computer and Information Analysts held a share of 23.53%, registering a 42.86% decline from October 2022.

4) Computer Support Specialists captured a share of 11.76%, flat growth over the previous month.

Top five pharma companies in Ireland’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 22.22% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Ireland’s pharma industry during November 2022 over October 2022.

MerckInc posted 4 IT jobs in November 2022 and registered a drop of 33.33% over the previous month, followed by Eurofins Scientific with 2 jobs and a 100% growth. Pfizer with 2 IT jobs and Bristol-Myers Squibb with 2 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a flat growth, respectively, while Cardinal Health recorded a flat growth with 1 job postings during November 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in November 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 58.82%, down by 47.37% from October 2022. Mid Level positions with a 23.53% share, registered a decline of 50% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 17.65% share, up 50% over October 2022.