The UK’s pharma industry registered a 25.9% drop in IT hiring activity in November 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 36.99% in November 2022 when compared with October 2022.

Out of the pharma industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 1.37% share in November 2022, recording a decrease of 1.1% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in the UK’s pharma industry’s IT recruitment activity in November 2022

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 96.05% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s pharma industry in November 2022.

1) Database and Network Administrators and Architects recorded a share of 51.32% in November 2022, registering a 78.09% decline over the previous month.

2) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers claimed a 26.97% share, a flat growth over the previous month.

3) Computer and Information Research Scientists held a share of 7.89%, registering a 14.29% decline from October 2022.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 5.92%, down 71.88% over the previous month.

Top five pharma companies in the UK’s IT recruitment activity in November 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 73.14% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s pharma industry during November 2022 over October 2022.

Your World Healthcare posted 71 IT jobs in November 2022 and registered a drop of 82.12% over the previous month, followed by Bausch Health Companies with 22 jobs and a 21.43% drop. AstraZeneca with 11 IT jobs and GSK with 10 jobs, recorded a 22.22% growth and a 150% growth, respectively, while Parexel International recorded a flat growth with 5 job postings during November 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in November 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 73.68%, down by 75.91% from October 2022. Mid Level positions with a 13.16% share, registered an increase of 66.67% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 12.5% share, down 54.76% over October 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 0.66%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.