US-based company MerckInc’s IT hiring rose 13.8% in December 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The company’s overall hiring activity increased by 14.41% in December 2021 when compared with November 2021.

IT jobs claimed a 9.73% share in the company’s total hiring activity in December 2021, and recorded a 0.54% growth over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers tops MerckInc IT hiring in December 2021

Out of the total IT job titles posted by MerckInc, Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers emerged as the leading occupation, recording a share of 49.47% in December 2021, and a 4.44% rise over November 2021, while Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a share of 21.05% in December 2021, and registered growth of 150%. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations held a share of 17.89% in December 2021, a 41.38% drop from November 2021.

North America drives IT hiring at MerckInc

North America emerged as the leading region in the global pharma IT hiring activity in December 2021 with a 38.95% share, which marked a 37.04% rise over the previous month.

Europe stood next with 37.89%, registering a 29.41% month-on-month decline. Asia-Pacific was the third leading region with a 17.89% share and a 5.56% drop over November 2021.

In the fourth place was Middle East & Africa with a share of 3.16% and a month-on-month increase of 50%. South & Central America stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 2.11%, registering a 71.43% drop over the previous month.

The US commanded a leading presence in the region’s pharma industry IT hiring activity with a 38.95% share in December 2021, a 37.04% growth over November 2021. Czech Republic featured next with a 17.89% share, down 41.38% over the previous month. Singapore stood next with a 13.68% share, a flat growth over the previous month.

Junior Level jobs lead MerckInc IT hiring activity in December 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 58.95%, down by 12.5% from November 2021. Mid Level positions with a 20% share, a decline of 47.22% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 13.68% share, up 225% over November 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 7.37%, recording a month-on-month increase of 600%.