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September 6, 2022

UK pharma industry IT recruitment activity rises 3.3% in August 2022

By Carmen

The UK’s pharma industry registered a 3.3% rise in IT hiring activity in August 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 1.6% in August 2022 when compared with July 2022.

Out of the pharma industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 4.27% share in August 2022, recording an increase of 0.13% over the last three-month average share.

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

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 98.02% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s pharma industry in August 2022.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 49.5% in August 2022, registering an 11.11% growth over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 22.77% share, an increase of 9.52% over the previous month.

3) Computer and Information Analysts held a share of 17.82%, registering a flat growth from July 2022.

4) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations captured a share of 5.94%, flat growth over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 45.95% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s pharma industry during August 2022 over July 2022.

AstraZeneca posted 18 IT jobs in August 2022 and registered a rise of 5.88% over the previous month, followed by Bausch Health Companies with 12 jobs and a 140% growth. GSK with 8 IT jobs and Bayer with 8 jobs, recorded a 14.29% growth and a 700% growth, respectively, while Parexel International recorded an increase of 14.29% with 8 job postings during August 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 74.26%, up by 19.05% from July 2022. Mid Level positions with a 15.84% share, registered a decline of 27.27% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 7.92% share, down 11.11% over July 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 1.98%, recording a month-on-month increase of 100%.

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