Middle East & Africa witnessed a 15.9% drop in IT hiring activity in the pharma industry in February 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

February 2022 has seen an increase of 0.18% in the overall hiring activity when compared with January 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 4.14% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in February 2022, registering a decrease of 0.25% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Middle East & Africa with a share of 50% in February 2022, a 60% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 33.33% in February 2022, marking a 55.56% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Computer and Information Analysts with a share of 16.67% in February 2022, a flat growth from January 2022.

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registered a share of % in February 2022, a flat growth over the previous month.

Top five pharma companies in Middle East & Africa’s IT recruitment activity in February 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 27.27% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Middle East & Africa’s pharma industry during February 2022 over previous month.

Schreiner MediPharm posted 3 IT jobs in February 2022 and registered a decline of 50% over the previous month, followed by MerckInc with 2 jobs and a 33.33% drop. Jordan Hospital with 1 IT job and Pfizer with 1 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a flat growth, respectively, while Teva Pharmaceutical Industries recorded a flat growth with 1 job postings during February 2022.

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

Israel commanded a leading presence in the region’s pharma industry IT hiring activity with a 33.33% share in February 2022, a 42.86% decrease over January 2022. Mali featured next with a 25% share, down 50% over the previous month. South Africa recorded a 16.67% share, a drop of 83.33% compared with January 2022.

Entry Level job postings dominate in February 2022

Entry Level jobs held a share of 33.33%, down by 42.86% from January 2022. Junior Level positions with a 33.33% share, registered a decline of 75% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with a 33.33% share, down 66.67% over January 2022.