Middle East & Africa witnessed a 10.5% 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 13.77% in the overall hiring activity when compared with August 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 2.84% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in September 2022, registering a decrease of 0.86% 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 Middle East & Africa with a share of 52.17% in September 2022, a flat growth over the previous month. Computer and Information Analysts came in next, claiming a share of 21.74% in September 2022, marking a flat month-on-month increase. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 13.04% in September 2022, a 62.5% drop from August 2022.

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Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 8.7% in September 2022, a 100% rise over the previous month.

Top five pharma companies in Middle East & Africa’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 growth of 87.5% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Middle East & Africa’s pharma industry during September 2022 over previous month.

Mediclinic International posted 6 IT jobs in September 2022 and registered an increase of 200% over the previous month, followed by ICON with 3 jobs and a flat growth. Parexel International with 2 IT jobs and Syneos Health with 2 jobs, recorded a 60% drop and a 100% rise, respectively, while Eurofins Scientific recorded a flat growth with 2 job postings during September 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in Middle East & Africa’s pharma industry

South Africa commanded a leading presence in the region’s pharma industry IT hiring activity with a 30.43% share in September 2022, a 12.5% decrease over August 2022. United Arab Emirates featured next with a 26.09% share, up 100% over the previous month. Niger recorded a 17.39% share, a growth of 300% compared with August 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in September 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 47.83%, down by 42.11% from August 2022. Mid Level positions with a 34.78% share, registered a growth of 100% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 17.39% share, down 33.33% over August 2022.