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March 28, 2022

North America’s pharma industry IT hiring activity rises 3.3% in February 2022

By Carmen

North America witnessed a 3.3% rise in IT hiring activity in the pharma industry in February 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

February 2022 has seen an increase of 0.09% in the overall hiring activity when compared with January 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 2.13% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in February 2022, registering an increase of 0.18% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in North America with a share of 45.33% in February 2022, a 13.16% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 18.7% in February 2022, marking a 57.45% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Computer and Information Analysts with a share of 13.16% in February 2022, a 23.55% drop from January 2022.

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 12.16% in February 2022, a 21.96% rise over the previous month.

Top five pharma companies in North America’s IT recruitment activity in February 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 3.75% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s pharma industry during February 2022 over previous month.

Evolent Health posted 493 IT jobs in February 2022 and registered a decline of 20.36% over the previous month, followed by Intermountain Healthcare with 411 jobs and a 37% growth. CVS Health with 203 IT jobs and Oak Street Health with 148 jobs, recorded a 2.01% rise and a 10.45% rise, respectively, while The Hastings Center recorded a 30.32% decline with 131 job postings during February 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in North America’s pharma industry

The US commanded a leading presence in the region’s pharma industry IT hiring activity with a 96.88% share in February 2022, a 0.72% decrease over January 2022. Canada featured next with a 2.63% share, down 5.04% over the previous month. Mexico recorded a 0.49% share, a growth of 23.53% compared with January 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in February 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 55.9%, up by 2.56% from January 2022. Mid Level positions with a 28.05% share, registered a growth of 6.74% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 15.16% share, down 15.45% over January 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 0.89%, recording a month-on-month decline of 56.32%.

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