South & Central America witnessed an 18.1% rise in IT hiring activity in the pharma industry in February 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

February 2022 has seen an increase of 6.56% in the overall hiring activity when compared with January 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 3.4% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in February 2022, registering a decrease of 0.46% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in February 2022

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in South & Central America with a share of 52.08% in February 2022, a 525% rise over the previous month. Computer and Information Analysts came in next, claiming a share of 14.58% in February 2022, marking a 16.67% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 14.58% in February 2022, a flat growth from January 2022.

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

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 357.14% in the overall IT recruitment activity of South & Central America’s pharma industry during February 2022 over previous month.

Johnson & Johnson posted 13 IT jobs in February 2022 and registered an increase of 333.33% over the previous month, followed by Syneos Health with 6 jobs and a 200% growth. Fagron with 5 IT jobs and AbbVie with 4 jobs, recorded a 400% rise and a flat growth, respectively, while Fleury recorded a 300% increase with 4 job postings during February 2022.

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 50% share in February 2022, a 242.86% increase over January 2022. Argentina featured next with a 20.83% share, up 150% over the previous month. Costa Rica recorded an 18.75% share, a growth of 80% compared with January 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in February 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 60.42%, up by 52.63% from January 2022. Entry Level positions with a 29.17% share, registered a flat growth compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with a 10.42% share, up 66.67% over January 2022.