South & Central America witnessed a 0.9% rise in IT hiring activity in the pharma industry in October 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

October 2021 has seen an increase of 0.92% in the overall hiring activity when compared with September 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 3.73% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in October 2021, registering a decrease of 0.11% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in South & Central America with a share of 43.18% in October 2021, a 58.33% rise over the previous month. Computer and Information Analysts came in next, claiming a share of 22.73% in October 2021, marking a 150% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 18.18% in October 2021, a 20% drop from September 2021.

Database and Network Administrators and Architects registered a share of 11.36% in October 2021, a 400% rise over the previous month.

Top five pharma companies in South & Central America’s IT recruitment activity in October 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 133.33% in the overall IT recruitment activity of South & Central America’s pharma industry during October 2021 over previous month.

PSI CRO posted 6 IT jobs in October 2021 and registered an increase of 100% over the previous month, followed by MerckInc with 4 jobs and a flat growth. Pfizer with 4 IT jobs and Johnson & Johnson with 4 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a 100% rise, respectively, while AstraZeneca recorded a flat growth with 3 job postings during October 2021.

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 36.36% share in October 2021, a 166.67% increase over September 2021. Brazil featured next with a 27.27% share, down 7.69% over the previous month. Argentina recorded a 13.64% share, a flat growth compared with September 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 65.91%, up by 38.1% from September 2021. Mid Level positions with an 18.18% share, registered a growth of 60% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 15.91% share, flat growth over September 2021.