Asia-Pacific witnessed a 15.5% drop in IT hiring activity in the pharma industry in September 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

September 2022 has seen an increase of 4.32% in the overall hiring activity when compared with August 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 4.21% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in September 2022, registering a decrease of 0.96% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Asia-Pacific with a share of 42.86% in September 2022, a 49.84% drop over the previous month. Computer and Information Analysts came in next, claiming a share of 24.09% in September 2022, marking a 9.47% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 16.53% in September 2022, a 6.35% drop from August 2022.

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Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 12.32% in September 2022, a 22.81% decline over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 19.37% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Asia-Pacific’s pharma industry during September 2022 over previous month.

AstraZeneca posted 43 IT jobs in September 2022 and registered an increase of 13.16% over the previous month, followed by Merck with 33 jobs and a 40% drop. Eurofins Scientific with 27 IT jobs and GSK with 26 jobs, recorded a 53.45% drop and an 116.67% rise, respectively, while Novo Nordisk recorded a 10.71% decline with 25 job postings during September 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 67.23% share in September 2022, an 18.64% decrease over August 2022. Australia featured next with a 12.32% share, down 29.03% over the previous month. China recorded an 8.4% share, a drop of 74.79% compared with August 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in September 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 61.34%, down by 31.99% from August 2022. Mid Level positions with a 27.45% share, registered a decline of 38.36% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 10.92% share, down 36.07% over August 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 0.28%, recording a month-on-month decline of 50%.