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January 10, 2022updated 04 Feb 2022 10:18am

North America’s pharma industry IT hiring activity rises 4.9% in December 2021

By Sukalpa Dey

North America witnessed a 4.9% rise in IT hiring activity in the pharma industry in December 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

December 2021 has seen a decrease of 1.12% in the overall hiring activity when compared with November 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 2.03% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in December 2021, registering an increase of 0.31% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in North America with a share of 55.58% in December 2021, a 10.05% drop over the previous month. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations came in next, claiming a share of 12.04% in December 2021, marking a 39.08% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Computer and Information Analysts with a share of 11.85% in December 2021, a 1.11% rise from November 2021.

Database and Network Administrators and Architects registered a share of 9.92% in December 2021, a 36.97% decline over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 24.6% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s pharma industry during December 2021 over previous month.

Evolent Health posted 839 IT jobs in December 2021 and registered a decline of 45.73% over the previous month, followed by Bausch Health Companies with 353 jobs and a 29.4% drop. Intermountain Healthcare with 307 IT jobs and CVS Health with 208 jobs, recorded an 1818.75% rise and a 2.35% drop, respectively, while The Hastings Center recorded a 20.81% decline with 175 job postings during December 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 97.79% share in December 2021, a 15.22% decrease over November 2021. Canada featured next with a 1.82% share, down 27.59% over the previous month. Mexico recorded a 0.39% share, a drop of 45.45% compared with November 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in December 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 53.52%, down by 29.04% from November 2021. Mid Level positions with a 22.98% share, registered a decline of 8.94% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 19.23% share, up 19.57% over November 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 4.28%, recording a month-on-month growth of 131.76%.

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