North America witnessed a 2.4% rise in IT hiring activity in the pharma industry in February 2021 compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics index.

February 2021 has seen a increase of 1.37% in the overall hiring activity when compared with January 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 1.3% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in February 2021, registering increase of 0.06% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in February 2021

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in North America with a share of 36.83% in February 2021, a 6.11% growth over the previous month. Computer Support Specialists came in next, claiming a share of 17.08% in February 2021, marking a 3.09% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 15.13% in February 2021, an 11.65% growth from January 2021.

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 13.87% in February 2021, a 13.84% rise over the previous month.

Top five pharma companies in North America’s IT recruitment activity in February 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 20.44% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s pharma industry during February 2021 over previous month.

HCA Healthcare posted 102 IT jobs in February 2021 and registered a increase of 18.6% over the previous month, followed by Ascension Health with 45 jobs and a 650% growth. F. Hoffmann-La Roche with 44 IT jobs and Mayo Clinic with 40 jobs, recorded a 37.5% growth and a 43.66% drop, respectively, while Providence Health & Services recorded a 33.33% increase with 40 job postings during February 2021.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in North America’s pharma industry

The US commanded a leading presence in the region’s pharma industry IT hiring activity with a 95.1% share in February 2021, a 1.63% rise over January 2021. Canada featured next with a 3.37% share, up 19.23% over the previous month. Mexico recorded a 1.52% share, a growth of 33.33% compared with January 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in February 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 52.88%, down by 5.26% from January 2021. Mid Level positions with a 26.22% share, a growth of 18.14% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 19.64% share, up 5.25% over January 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 1.25%, recording a month-on-month growth of 43.75%.