Asia-Pacific witnessed a 1.9% rise in IT hiring activity in the pharma industry in July 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

July 2022 has seen a decrease of 2.73% in the overall hiring activity when compared with June 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 5.1% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in July 2022, registering an increase of 0.18% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Asia-Pacific with a share of 51.28% in July 2022, a 2.83% drop over the previous month. Computer and Information Analysts came in next, claiming a share of 20.94% in July 2022, marking a 24.05% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 12.82% in July 2022, a 9.09% drop from June 2022.

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 11.54% in July 2022, a 25% decline over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 0.49% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Asia-Pacific’s pharma industry during July 2022 over previous month.

AstraZeneca posted 62 IT jobs in July 2022 and registered a decline of 7.46% over the previous month, followed by Parexel International with 48 jobs and a 45.45% growth. Johnson & Johnson with 33 IT jobs and Bayer with 32 jobs, recorded a 15.38% drop and a 10.34% rise, respectively, while GSK recorded a 16.67% decline with 30 job postings during July 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 58.97% share in July 2022, an 8% decrease over June 2022. China featured next with a 17.09% share, up 23.08% over the previous month. Australia recorded a 9.4% share, a growth of 25.71% compared with June 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in July 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 61.54%, up by 7.06% from June 2022. Mid Level positions with a 27.56% share, registered a decline of 11.64% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 10.68% share, up 13.64% over June 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 0.21%, recording a month-on-month decline of 95.24%.