Europe witnessed a 3.8% decline in IT hiring activity in the medical industry in April 2021 compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics index.

April 2021 has seen an decrease of 6.1% in the overall hiring activity when compared with March 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 10.2% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in April 2021, registering decrease of 0.03% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in April 2021

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Europe with a share of 62.27% in April 2021, a 19.46% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 9.42% in April 2021, marking a 36.54% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 8.77% in April 2021, a 40.29% drop from March 2021.

Computer and Information Research Scientists registered a share of 7.7% in April 2021, an 8% rise over the previous month.

Top five medical companies in Europe’s IT recruitment activity in April 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 9.88% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Europe’s medical industry during April 2021 over previous month.

Demant posted 229 IT jobs in April 2021 and registered a an increase of 47.74% over the previous month, followed by Sonova with 196 jobs and a 28.47% drop. Danaher with 165 IT jobs and Biotronik SEKG with 156 jobs, recorded a 12.7% decline and a 3.31% increase, respectively, while Getinge recorded a 44.74% decline with 84 job postings during April 2021.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in Europe’s medical industry

Germany commanded a leading presence in the region’s medical industry IT hiring activity with a 28.89% share in April 2021, a 14.38% decline over March 2021. Poland featured next with a 12.77% share, up 18.54% over the previous month. Switzerland recorded a 12.55% share, a drop of 38.89% compared with March 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in April 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 78.39%, down by 16.17% from March 2021. Entry Level positions with an 11.13% share, a decline of 30.97% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with 10.49% share, down 37.97% over March 2021.