South & Central America witnessed a 2.0% rise in IT hiring activity in the pharma industry in October 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

October 2022 has seen a decrease of 7.59% in the overall hiring activity when compared with September 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 5.04% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in October 2022, registering an increase of 0.62% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in South & Central America with a share of 42.55% in October 2022, a 53.85% rise over the previous month. Computer and Information Analysts came in next, claiming a share of 23.4% in October 2022, marking a 15.38% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 17.02% in October 2022, a 27.27% drop from September 2022.

Computer Support Specialists registered a share of 12.77% in October 2022, a 20% rise over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 18.18% in the overall IT recruitment activity of South & Central America’s pharma industry during October 2022 over previous month.

Syneos Health posted 9 IT jobs in October 2022 and registered an increase of 125% over the previous month, followed by Eurofins Scientific with 7 jobs and a 30% drop. Pfizer with 4 IT jobs and Haleon with 3 jobs, recorded a 100% rise and a flat growth, respectively, while AstraZeneca recorded a 50% decline with 3 job postings during October 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 36.17% share in October 2022, a flat growth over September 2022. Costa Rica featured next with a 34.04% share, down 15.79% over the previous month. Argentina recorded a 10.64% share, a growth of 66.67% compared with September 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 74.47%, up by 12.9% from September 2022. Mid Level positions with a 14.89% share, registered a decline of 22.22% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 8.51% share, down 33.33% over September 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 2.13%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.