Middle East & Africa witnessed a 14.5% rise in IT hiring activity in the pharma industry in March 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

March 2022 has seen an increase of 3.31% in the overall hiring activity when compared with February 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 4.52% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in March 2022, registering an increase of 0.22% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Middle East & Africa with a share of 59.09% in March 2022, an 116.67% rise over the previous month. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations came in next, claiming a share of 22.73% in March 2022, marking a flat month-on-month increase. In the third place was Computer and Information Analysts with a share of 13.64% in March 2022, a 50% rise from February 2022.

Database and Network Administrators and Architects registered a share of 4.55% in March 2022, a 75% decline over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 1200% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Middle East & Africa’s pharma industry during March 2022 over previous month.

Twist Bioscience posted 4 IT jobs in March 2022 and registered a flat growth over the previous month, followed by Jhpiego with 3 jobs and a 200% growth. Abt Associates with 2 IT jobs and Quanticate with 2 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a flat growth, respectively.

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

Israel commanded a leading presence in the region’s pharma industry IT hiring activity with a 27.27% share in March 2022, a 50% increase over February 2022. South Africa featured next with a 22.73% share, up 150% over the previous month. Tanzania recorded an 18.18% share, a flat growth compared with February 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in March 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 50%, up by 175% from February 2022. Mid Level positions with a 36.36% share, registered a growth of 100% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 13.64% share, down 25% over February 2022.