India’s pharma industry registered a 2.0% drop in IT hiring activity in November 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 2.97% in November 2021 when compared with October 2021.

Out of the pharma industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed an 11.94% share in November 2021, recording a decrease of 1.35% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in India’s pharma industry’s IT recruitment activity in November 2021

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 98.87% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of India’s pharma industry in November 2021.

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1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 64.29% in November 2021, registering a 7.57% decline over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed a 20.68% share, an increase of 22.22% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 8.27%, registering a 24.14% decline from October 2021.

4) Computer Support Specialists captured a share of 3.01%, down 33.33% over the previous month.

Top five pharma companies in India’s IT recruitment activity in November 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 55.06% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of India’s pharma industry during November 2021 over October 2021.

GlaxoSmithKline posted 56 IT jobs in November 2021 and registered a rise of 55.56% over the previous month, followed by Bracket Global with 32 jobs and an 88.24% growth. Parexel International with 17 IT jobs and Eli Lilly and with 17 jobs, recorded a 142.86% growth and a 15% decrease, respectively, while CompuGroup Medical SE & Co. recorded an increase of 77.78% with 16 job postings during November 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in November 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 54.14%, down by 7.1% from October 2021. Mid Level positions with a 35.34% share, registered a decline of 2.08% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 10.15% share, down 15.63% over October 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.38%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.