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September 30, 2021updated 20 Apr 2022 4:29am

US pharma industry IT recruitment activity rises 6.0% in August 2021

The US’s pharma industry registered a 6.0% rise in IT hiring activity in August 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 3.46% in August 2021 when compared with July 2021.

Out of the pharma industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 1.53% share in August 2021, recording a flat growth over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in the US’s pharma industry’s IT recruitment activity in August 2021

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 94.06% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US’s pharma industry in August 2021.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 43.96% in August 2021, registering a 20.75% flat growth over the previous month.

2) Computer and Information Analysts claimed a 14.95% share, an increase of 15.27% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 12.82%, registering an 18.97% rise from July 2021.

4) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations captured a share of 12.35%, up 7.55% over the previous month.

Top five pharma companies in the US’s IT recruitment activity in August 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 23.11% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US’s pharma industry during August 2021 over July 2021.

HCA Healthcare posted 231 IT jobs in August 2021 and registered a rise of 3.59% over the previous month, followed by Bausch Health Companies with 230 jobs and a 63.12% growth. CVS Health with 219 IT jobs and Oak Street Health with 149 jobs, recorded a 14.66% flat growth and a 10.37% flat growth, respectively, while Chemed recorded an increase of 55.56% with 98 job postings during August 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 54.15%, up by 19.39% from July 2021. Mid Level positions with a 24.95% share, registered an increase of 9.07% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 20.34% share, up 26.83% over July 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.56%, recording a month-on-month decline of 18.18%.

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