The global pharma industry noticed a 5.7% drop in IT hiring activity in September 2022 over the previous month, led by Intermountain Healthcare’s 14.07% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The pharma industry’s overall hiring activity increased 1.24% when compared with August 2022.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for a 2.02% share of the global pharma industry’s hiring activity in September 2022, down 0.2% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of September 2022 were 0.47% higher when compared with the previous month.

The increase was a result of 0.95% lower job postings as compared to job closures during the month.

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Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers drive pharma IT hiring activity

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers with a share of 38.93% emerged as the top IT occupation in the pharma hiring activity in September 2022, a 0.42% growth over the previous month. Computer and Information Analysts came in second with a share of 22.51% in September 2022, up 55.02% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a 17.29% share in September 2022, a decline of 5.92% over the previous month, and Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with an 11.33% share in September 2022 and a rise of 34.96% over August 2022.

Top five pharma companies by 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 52.8% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global pharma industry during September 2022 over August 2022.

Intermountain Healthcare posted 685 IT jobs in September 2022 and registered a rise of 180.74% over the previous month, followed by Evolent Health with 390 jobs and a 0.76% decline. Bausch Health Companies with 199 IT jobs and CVS Health with 173 jobs, recorded an 118.68% growth and a flat growth, respectively, while Eurofins Scientific recorded a 0.74% rise with 136 job postings during September 2022.

Regional composition of IT hiring in pharma industry

North America emerged as the leading region in the global pharma IT hiring activity in September 2022 with a 77.27% share, which marked a 14.41% rise over the previous month.

Europe stood next with 14.02%, registering a 40.25% month-on-month growth. Asia-Pacific was the third leading region with a 7.33% share and a 34.38% drop over August 2022.

In the fourth place was South & Central America with a share of 0.9% and a month-on-month rise of 22.22%. Middle East & Africa stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 0.47%, registering a 20.69% decrease over the previous month.