The UK’s pharma industry registered a 4.9% drop in IT hiring activity in June 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 3.02% in June 2022 when compared with May 2022.

Out of the pharma industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 3.85% share in June 2022, recording a decrease of 0.22% over the last three-month average share.

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

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 100% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s pharma industry in June 2022.

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1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 34.83% in June 2022, registering a 20.51% decline over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 28.09% share, a decrease of 13.79% over the previous month.

3) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations held a share of 17.98%, registering a 128.57% rise from May 2022.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 15.73%, down 6.67% over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 11.54% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s pharma industry during June 2022 over May 2022.

AstraZeneca posted 18 IT jobs in June 2022 and registered a drop of 37.93% over the previous month, followed by Johnson & Johnson with 8 jobs and a 700% growth. GSK with 8 IT jobs and Bausch Health Companies with 7 jobs, recorded a 42.86% decline and a 12.5% decrease, respectively, while Eli Lilly and recorded a flat growth with 5 job postings during June 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in June 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 70.79%, down by 7.35% from May 2022. Mid Level positions with a 22.47% share, registered a decline of 4.76% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 6.74% share, down 14.29% over May 2022.

This content was updated on 25 January 2024