The global pharma industry noticed a 6.9% drop in IT hiring activity in October 2022 over the previous month, led by Your World Healthcare’s 6% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The pharma industry’s overall hiring activity declined 2.54% when compared with September 2022.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for a 1.93% share of the global pharma industry’s hiring activity in October 2022, down 0.22% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of October 2022 were 15.51% lower when compared with the previous month.

The decrease was a result of 30.83% higher job postings as compared to job closures during the month.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers with a share of 33.19% emerged as the top IT occupation in the pharma hiring activity in October 2022, a 39.1% decline over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in second with a share of 20.25% in October 2022, down 17.97% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Computer and Information Analysts with an 18.88% share in October 2022, a decline of 39.93% over the previous month, and Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a 13.28% share in October 2022 and a drop of 15.15% over September 2022.

Top five pharma companies by recruitment activity in October 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 12.54% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global pharma industry during October 2022 over September 2022.

Your World Healthcare posted 215 IT jobs in October 2022 and registered a rise of 186.67% over the previous month, followed by Evolent Health with 166 jobs and a 57.44% decline. Eurofins Scientific with 162 IT jobs and Bausch Health Companies with 157 jobs, recorded a 19.12% growth and a 21.11% drop, respectively, while CVS Health recorded a 12.72% drop with 151 job postings during October 2022.

Regional composition of IT hiring in pharma industry

North America emerged as the leading region in the global pharma IT hiring activity in October 2022 with a 67.59% share, which marked a 36.77% drop over the previous month.

Europe stood next with 21.31%, registering a 3.8% month-on-month growth. Asia-Pacific was the third leading region with a 9.32% share and an 11.41% drop over September 2022.

In the fourth place was South & Central America with a share of 1.31% and a month-on-month rise of 2.17%. Middle East & Africa stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 0.47%, registering a 29.17% decrease over the previous month.