Asia-Pacific witnessed a 1.3% drop in IT hiring activity in the pharma industry in August 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

August 2022 has seen an increase of 1.29% in the overall hiring activity when compared with July 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 5.01% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in August 2022, registering a decrease of 0% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in August 2022

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Asia-Pacific with a share of 55.19% in August 2022, a 14.63% rise over the previous month. Computer and Information Analysts came in next, claiming a share of 17.81% in August 2022, marking a 7.14% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 11.94% in August 2022, a flat growth from July 2022.

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 10.37% in August 2022, a 7.02% decline over the previous month.

Top five pharma companies in Asia-Pacific’s IT recruitment activity in August 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 66.86% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Asia-Pacific’s pharma industry during August 2022 over previous month.

Parexel International posted 108 IT jobs in August 2022 and registered an increase of 125% over the previous month, followed by Eurofins Scientific with 58 jobs and a 107.14% growth. Merck with 55 IT jobs and AstraZeneca with 37 jobs, recorded a 96.43% rise and a 40.32% drop, respectively, while Ministry of Health, New South Wales, Australia recorded a 277.78% increase with 34 job postings during August 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in Asia-Pacific’s pharma industry

India commanded a leading presence in the region’s pharma industry IT hiring activity with a 53.62% share in August 2022, a 4.2% decrease over July 2022. China featured next with a 22.5% share, up 43.75% over the previous month. Australia recorded a 10.76% share, a growth of 25% compared with July 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 59.1%, up by 3.42% from July 2022. Mid Level positions with a 30.33% share, registered a growth of 19.23% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 10.57% share, down 1.82% over July 2022.