The UK’s pharma industry registered a 7.2% drop in IT hiring activity in April 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 4.84% in April 2022 when compared with March 2022.

Out of the pharma industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 4.95% share in April 2022, recording a decrease of 0.06% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in the UK’s pharma industry’s IT recruitment activity in April 2022

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 98.75% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s pharma industry in April 2022.

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1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 52.5% in April 2022, registering a 33.33% decline over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed a 21.25% share, an increase of 30.77% over the previous month.

3) Computer and Information Analysts held a share of 12.5%, registering a 233.33% rise from March 2022.

4) Computer Support Specialists captured a share of 7.5%, up 100% over the previous month.

Top five pharma companies in the UK’s IT recruitment activity in April 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 1.92% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s pharma industry during April 2022 over March 2022.

GlaxoSmithKline posted 30 IT jobs in April 2022 and registered a rise of 328.57% over the previous month, followed by Bayer with 6 jobs and a 14.29% drop. Bausch Health Companies with 6 IT jobs and AstraZeneca with 6 jobs, recorded a 33.33% decline and a 71.43% decrease, respectively, while Parexel International recorded a decline of 37.5% with 5 job postings during April 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in April 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 60%, down by 11.11% from March 2022. Mid Level positions with a 27.5% share, registered a decline of 38.89% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 11.25% share, up 28.57% over March 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 1.25%, recording a month-on-month decline of 75%.