South & Central America witnessed a flat growth in IT hiring activity in the pharma industry in July 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

July 2022 has seen a decrease of 2.94% in the overall hiring activity when compared with June 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 3.79% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in July 2022, registering a decrease of 0.21% over the last three-month average share.

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations Occupations leads by classification in July 2022

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in South & Central America with a share of 35% in July 2022, a 250% rise over the previous month. Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers came in next, claiming a share of 25% in July 2022, marking a 25% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Computer and Information Analysts with a share of 20% in July 2022, a 27.27% drop from June 2022.

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Computer Support Specialists registered a share of 12.5% in July 2022, a flat growth over the previous month.

Top five pharma companies in South & Central America’s IT recruitment activity in July 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 88.24% in the overall IT recruitment activity of South & Central America’s pharma industry during July 2022 over previous month.

AstraZeneca posted 12 IT jobs in July 2022 and registered an increase of 300% over the previous month, followed by Pfizer with 9 jobs and an 800% growth. Johnson & Johnson with 5 IT jobs and Eurofins Scientific with 4 jobs, recorded a 25% rise and a 33.33% rise, respectively, while F. Hoffmann-La Roche recorded a 66.67% decline with 2 job postings during July 2022.

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

Costa Rica commanded a leading presence in the region’s pharma industry IT hiring activity with a 37.5% share in July 2022, a 50% increase over June 2022. Brazil featured next with a 17.5% share, down 50% over the previous month. Argentina recorded a 10% share, a drop of 20% compared with June 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in July 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 82.5%, up by 65% from June 2022. Mid Level positions with a 12.5% share, registered a growth of 25% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 5% share, down 71.43% over June 2022.