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May 30, 2022

North America’s pharma industry IT hiring activity drops 10.2% in April 2022

By Carmen

North America witnessed a 10.2% drop in IT hiring activity in the pharma industry in April 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

April 2022 has seen a decrease of 6.54% in the overall hiring activity when compared with March 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 2.38% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in April 2022, registering an increase of 0.05% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in North America with a share of 48.72% in April 2022, a 34.34% drop over the previous month. Computer and Information Analysts came in next, claiming a share of 17.05% in April 2022, marking a 22.82% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 12.29% in April 2022, a 44.99% drop from March 2022.

Database and Network Administrators and Architects registered a share of 12.29% in April 2022, a 41.22% decline over the previous month.

Top five pharma companies in North America’s IT recruitment activity in April 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 49.75% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s pharma industry during April 2022 over previous month.

CVS Health posted 231 IT jobs in April 2022 and registered an increase of 8.96% over the previous month, followed by F. Hoffmann-La Roche with 220 jobs and a 214.29% growth. Oak Street Health with 146 IT jobs and Evolent Health with 126 jobs, recorded a 3.95% drop and an 81.14% drop, respectively, while Intermountain Healthcare recorded an 81.94% decline with 95 job postings during April 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in North America’s pharma industry

The US commanded a leading presence in the region’s pharma industry IT hiring activity with a 95.71% share in April 2022, a 35.96% decrease over March 2022. Canada featured next with a 3.86% share, up 14.81% over the previous month. Mexico recorded a 0.44% share, a drop of 61.11% compared with March 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in April 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 55.38%, down by 36.95% from March 2022. Mid Level positions with a 26.73% share, registered a decline of 36.18% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 16.99% share, down 25.61% over March 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 0.9%, recording a month-on-month decline of 34.09%.

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