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May 30, 2022

Middle East & Africa’s pharma industry IT hiring activity drops 11.3% in April 2022

By Carmen

Middle East & Africa witnessed an 11.3% drop in IT hiring activity in the pharma industry in April 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

April 2022 has seen an increase of 5.97% in the overall hiring activity when compared with March 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 3.69% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in April 2022, registering a decrease of 0.86% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in April 2022

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Middle East & Africa with a share of 71.43% in April 2022, a 23.08% drop over the previous month. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations came in next, claiming a share of 28.57% in April 2022, marking a 20% month-on-month decline. In the third place was with a share of % in April 2022, a flat growth from March 2022.

registered a share of % in April 2022, a flat growth over the previous month.

Top five pharma companies in Middle East & Africa’s IT recruitment activity in April 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 175% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Middle East & Africa’s pharma industry during April 2022 over previous month.

Parexel International posted 6 IT jobs in April 2022 and registered an increase of 200% over the previous month, followed by GlaxoSmithKline with 2 jobs and a 100% growth. Mediclinic International with 1 IT job and F. Hoffmann-La Roche with 1 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a flat growth, respectively, while Sanofi recorded a flat growth with 1 job postings during April 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in Middle East & Africa’s pharma industry

South Africa commanded a leading presence in the region’s pharma industry IT hiring activity with a 42.86% share in April 2022, a 100% increase over March 2022. Algeria featured next with a 21.43% share, flat growth over the previous month. Israel recorded a 14.29% share, a drop of 71.43% compared with March 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in April 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 50%, down by 12.5% from March 2022. Mid Level positions with a 35.71% share, registered a decline of 37.5% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Senior job ads with 7.14% share, flat growth over March 2022, while Entry Level postings accounted for 7.14%, recording a month-on-month decline of 75%.

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