North America witnessed a 5.5% rise in IT hiring activity in the pharma industry in August 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

August 2021 has seen an increase of 3.35% in the overall hiring activity when compared with July 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 1.55% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in August 2021, registering an increase of 0.01% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in North America with a share of 44.01% in August 2021, a 19.31% rise over the previous month. Computer and Information Analysts came in next, claiming a share of 14.9% in August 2021, marking a 15.14% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 12.64% in August 2021, a 19.33% rise from July 2021.

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Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 12.34% in August 2021, a 0.95% decline over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 16.27% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s pharma industry during August 2021 over previous month.

Bausch Health Companies posted 239 IT jobs in August 2021 and registered an increase of 23.83% over the previous month, followed by HCA Healthcare with 231 jobs and a 3.59% growth. CVS Health with 219 IT jobs and Oak Street Health with 149 jobs, recorded a 14.66% rise and a 10.37% rise, respectively, while Chemed recorded a 55.56% increase with 98 job postings during August 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 95.79% share in August 2021, an 18.9% increase over July 2021. Canada featured next with a 3.18% share, down 23.02% over the previous month. Mexico recorded a 1.04% share, a drop of 18.6% compared with July 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 54.39%, up by 15.65% from July 2021. Mid Level positions with a 25.19% share, registered a growth of 10.98% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 19.82% share, up 27.24% over July 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.59%, recording a month-on-month decline of 9.09%.