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August 1, 2021updated 20 Apr 2022 5:12am

UK pharma industry IT recruitment activity rises 20.6% in July 2021

The UK pharma industry registered a 20.6% rise in IT hiring activity in July 2021 compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics index.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 9.7% in July 2021 compared with June 2021.

Out of the pharma industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 4.84% share in July 2021, recording an increase of 0.28% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in the UK pharma industry’s IT recruitment activity in July 2021

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 98.72% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK pharma industry in July 2021.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 69.23% in July 2021, a 157.14% growth over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed a 12.82% share, a flat growth over the previous month.

3) Computer and Information Research Scientists held a share of 8.33%, registering an 85.71% rise from June 2021.

4) Database and Network Administrators and Architects captured a share of 5.77%, down 40% over the previous month.

Top five pharma companies in the UK IT recruitment activity in July 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 251.52% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK pharma industry during July 2021 over June 2021.

Bausch Health Companies posted 56 IT jobs in July 2021 and registered a flat growth over the previous month, followed by AstraZeneca with 29 jobs and a 93.33% growth. Pharmacy2U with 14 IT jobs and Bayer with 11 jobs, recorded an 180% growth and a 175% increase, respectively, while GlaxoSmithKline recorded a 33.33% decline with 6 job postings during July 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in July 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 56.41%, up by 44.26% from June 2021. Mid Level positions with a 26.92% share, a growth of 50% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 10.9% share, up 70% over June 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 5.77%, recording a month-on-month increase of 80%.

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