The global pharmaceutical industry experienced a 37% drop in new job postings related to cybersecurity in Q3 2023 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. This compares to a 31% 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, Management Occupations jobs accounted for a 25% share of the global pharmaceutical industry’s cybersecurity-related total new job postings in Q3 2023, down 37% over the prior quarter.
Management Occupations drive cybersecurity-related hiring activity
Management Occupations, with a share of 25%, emerged as the top cybersecurity-related job roles within the pharmaceutical industry in Q3 2023, with new job postings drop by 37% quarter-on-quarter. Computer and Mathematical Occupations came in second with a share of 20% in Q3 2023, with new job postings dropping by 42% over the previous quarter.
The other prominent cybersecurity roles include Business and Financial Operations Occupations with a 5% share in Q3 2023, Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations with a 4% share of new job postings.
Top five companies in pharmaceutical industry accounted for 38% of hiring activity
The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2023 were AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, and Sanofi. Together they accounted for a combined share of 38% of all cybersecurity-related new jobs in the pharmaceutical industry.
AstraZeneca posted 161 cybersecurity-related new jobs in Q3 2023, Bristol-Myers Squibb 127 jobs, Novo Nordisk 110 jobs, Novartis 106 jobs, and Sanofi 97 jobs, according to GlobalDataâ€™s Job Analytics.
Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 35.86% share of total new job postings, Q3 2023
The largest share of cybersecurity-related new job postings in the pharmaceutical industry in Q3 2023 was in the US with 35.86% followed by India (15.21%) and Germany (6.26%). The share represented by the US was one percentage point lower than the 36.51% share it accounted for in Q2 2023.
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