Europe witnessed an 8.5% drop in IT hiring activity in the medical industry in August 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

August 2021 has seen a decrease of 11.2% in the overall hiring activity when compared with July 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 9.84% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in August 2021, registering an increase of 0.74% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Europe with a share of 66.6% in August 2021, a 25.81% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 9.27% in August 2021, marking a 17.95% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Computer Support Specialists with a share of 8.3% in August 2021, a 16.5% drop from July 2021.

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Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 7.72% in August 2021, a 40.74% decline over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 18.99% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Europe’s medical industry during August 2021 over previous month.

Demant posted 214 IT jobs in August 2021 and registered a decline of 9.32% over the previous month, followed by Sonova with 132 jobs and a 49.81% drop. medi GmbHKG with 79 IT jobs and Carl Zeiss with 70 jobs, recorded a 132.35% rise and a 27.27% rise, respectively, while Danaher recorded a 40.7% decline with 51 job postings during August 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 27.22% share in August 2021, an 8.74% decrease over July 2021. Poland featured next with a 17.37% share, down 2.17% over the previous month. Switzerland recorded a 14.38% share, a drop of 32.58% compared with July 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 74.03%, down by 27.3% from July 2021. Mid Level positions with a 15.93% share, registered a decline of 25% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 10.04% share, down 20% over July 2021.