The global medical industry noticed a 3.0% rise in IT hiring activity in July 2021 over the previous month, led by Danaher’s 9.46% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.
The medical industry’s overall hiring activity declined 2.56% when compared with June 2021.
Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for a 9.46% share of the global medical industry’s hiring activity in July 2021, up 0.73% over the last three-month average share.
According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of July 2021 were 2.5% higher compared with the previous month.
The increase was a result of 4.64% lower job postings as compared to job closures during the month.
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Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers drive medical IT hiring activity
Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers with a share of 64.59% emerged as the top IT occupation in the medical hiring activity in July 2021, a 15.28% an increase over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in second with a share of 8.52% in July 2021, down 15.44% over the previous month.
The other prominent IT roles include Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with an 8.34% share in July 2021, decline of 6.09% over the previous month, and Computer and Information Research Scientists with a 6.62% share in July 2021 and rise of 12.64% over June 2021.
Top five medical companies by recruitment activity in July 2021
The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average an increase of 34.17% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global medical industry during July 2021 over June 2021.
Danaher posted 420 IT jobs in July 2021 and registered a rise of 70.73% over the previous month, followed by Sonova with 382 jobs and a 3.8% rise. Demant with 243 IT jobs and GE Healthcare with 242 jobs, recorded a 17.39% increase and a 144.44% growth, respectively, while Medtronic recorded a 7.18% growth with 209 job postings during July 2021.
Regional composition of IT hiring in medical industry
North America emerged as the leading region in the global medical IT hiring activity in July 2021 with a 49.02% share, which marked a 0.59% drop over the previous month.
Europe stood next with 30.05%, registering an 8.81% month-on-month increase. Asia-Pacific was the third leading region with a 17.8% share and a 39.33% rise over June 2021.
In the fourth place was South & Central America with a share of 2.55% and a month-on-month growth of 13%. Middle East & Africa stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 0.59%, registering a 36.59% drop over the previous month.