The global pharmaceutical industry experienced a 39% drop in new job postings related to artificial intelligence in Q3 2023 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. This compares to a 21% decrease versus Q3 2022. GlobalData’s Pharma: Hiring Trends & Signals Q3 2023 report reveals comprehensive insights into hiring patterns, job roles, required skills, geographical trends, and key themes within the pharmaceuticals industry, facilitating anticipation of future workforce needs. Buy the report here.
Notably, Computer and Mathematical Occupations jobs accounted for a 23% share of the global pharmaceutical industry’s artificial intelligence-related total new job postings in Q3 2023, down 26% over the prior quarter.
Computer and Mathematical Occupations drive artificial intelligence-related hiring activity
Computer and Mathematical Occupations, with a share of 23%, emerged as the top artificial intelligence-related job roles within the pharmaceutical industry in Q3 2023, with new job postings drop by 26% quarter-on-quarter. Management Occupations came in second with a share of 23% in Q3 2023, with new job postings dropping by 42% over the previous quarter.
The other prominent artificial intelligence roles include Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations with a 12% share in Q3 2023, Architecture and Engineering Occupations with a 4% share of new job postings.
Top five companies in pharmaceutical industry accounted for 41% of hiring activity
The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2023 were Johnson & Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Novo Nordisk, AstraZeneca, and Merck. Together they accounted for a combined share of 41% of all artificial intelligence-related new jobs in the pharmaceutical industry.
Johnson & Johnson posted 338 artificial intelligence-related new jobs in Q3 2023, Bristol-Myers Squibb 270 jobs, Novo Nordisk 241 jobs, AstraZeneca 227 jobs, and Merck 215 jobs, according to GlobalDataâ€™s Job Analytics.
Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 43.15% share of total new job postings, Q3 2023
The largest share of artificial intelligence-related new job postings in the pharmaceutical industry in Q3 2023 was in the US with 43.15% followed by India (15.36%) and Denmark (5.71%). The share represented by the US was 0 percentage points lower than the 43.36% share it accounted for in Q2 2023.
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