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October 14, 2021updated 29 Oct 2021 1:45pm

North America’s pharma industry IT hiring activity rises 3.7% in September 2021

North America witnessed a 3.7% rise in IT hiring activity in the pharma industry in September 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

September 2021 has seen an increase of 2.35% in the overall hiring activity when compared with August 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 1.48% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in September 2021, registering an increase of 0.04% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in September 2021

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in North America with a share of 46.38% in September 2021, a 1.72% rise over the previous month. Computer Support Specialists came in next, claiming a share of 13.42% in September 2021, marking a 29.31% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Computer and Information Analysts with a share of 13.26% in September 2021, a 15.4% drop from August 2021.

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Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 12.76% in September 2021, a 1.93% decline over the previous month.

Top five pharma companies in North America’s IT recruitment activity in September 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 12.53% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s pharma industry during September 2021 over previous month.

HCA Healthcare posted 245 IT jobs in September 2021 and registered an increase of 6.06% over the previous month, followed by CVS Health with 194 jobs and a 3.48% drop. Bausch Health Companies with 189 IT jobs and Oak Street Health with 94 jobs, recorded a 20.92% drop and a 36.91% drop, respectively, while Chemed recorded a 17.35% decline with 81 job postings during September 2021.

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 96.64% share in September 2021, a 0.16% decrease over August 2021. Canada featured next with a 2.82% share, flat growth over the previous month. Mexico recorded a 0.53% share, a drop of 50% compared with August 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in September 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 54.69%, down by 1.08% from August 2021. Mid Level positions with a 26.25% share, registered a growth of 5.15% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 18.28% share, down 8.33% over August 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.78%, recording a month-on-month growth of 56.25%.

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