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December 23, 2021updated 07 Jan 2022 7:25am

Ireland’s pharma industry IT recruitment activity rises 7.7% in November 2021

Ireland’s pharma industry registered a 7.7% rise 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 is decreased by 3.57% in November 2021 when compared with October 2021.

Out of the pharma industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 6.97% share in November 2021, recording an increase of 0.04% over the last three-month average share.

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

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 100% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Ireland’s pharma industry in November 2021.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 61.29% in November 2021, registering a 58.33% growth over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed a 16.13% share, a flat growth over the previous month.

3) Computer Support Specialists held a share of 9.68%, registering a 40% decline from October 2021.

4) Database and Network Administrators and Architects captured a share of 6.45%, down 60% over the previous month.

Top five pharma companies in Ireland’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 35.29% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Ireland’s pharma industry during November 2021 over October 2021.

McKesson posted 7 IT jobs in November 2021 and registered a rise of 600% over the previous month, followed by Johnson & Johnson with 5 jobs and a 25% growth. Eli Lilly and with 5 IT jobs and Pfizer with 3 jobs, recorded a 25% growth and a flat growth, respectively, while AbbVie recorded a decline of 40% with 3 job postings during November 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in November 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 45.16%, down by 17.65% from October 2021. Mid Level positions with a 38.71% share, registered an increase of 9.09% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 16.13% share, up 400% over October 2021.

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