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January 6, 2022updated 03 Feb 2022 10:30am

South & Central America’s pharma industry IT hiring activity drops 12.0% in December 2021

By Sukalpa Dey

South & Central America witnessed a 12.0% drop 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 2.12% in the overall hiring activity when compared with November 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 4.03% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in December 2021, registering a decrease of 0.39% 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 South & Central America with a share of 37.21% in December 2021, a 54.29% drop over the previous month. Computer and Information Analysts came in next, claiming a share of 20.93% in December 2021, marking a 50% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 18.6% in December 2021, a 100% rise from November 2021.

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 13.95% in December 2021, a flat growth over the previous month.

Top five pharma companies in South & Central 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 3.85% in the overall IT recruitment activity of South & Central America’s pharma industry during December 2021 over previous month.

Hypera posted 8 IT jobs in December 2021 and registered an increase of 60% over the previous month, followed by Johnson & Johnson with 6 jobs and a 57.14% drop. F. Hoffmann-La Roche with 5 IT jobs and Abt Associates with 3 jobs, recorded a 25% rise and a flat growth, respectively, while PSI CRO recorded a flat growth with 3 job postings during December 2021.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in South & Central America’s pharma industry

Brazil commanded a leading presence in the region’s pharma industry IT hiring activity with a 46.51% share in December 2021, a 28.57% decrease over November 2021. Colombia featured next with an 18.6% share, up 33.33% over the previous month. Argentina recorded a 16.28% share, a drop of 53.33% compared with November 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in December 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 74.42%, down by 11.11% from November 2021. Entry Level positions with a 16.28% share, registered a decline of 41.67% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with a 9.3% share, down 50% over November 2021.

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