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July 13, 2021

IT hiring in global medical industry rises 6.1% in June 2021

The global medical industry noticed a 6.1% rise in IT hiring activity in June 2021 over the previous month, led by Sonova’s 7.89% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The medical industry’s overall hiring activity an increased 5.17% when compared with May 2021.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for an 8.92% share of the global medical industry’s hiring activity in June 2021, up 0.13% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of June 2021 were 2.86% lower compared with the previous month.

The decrease was a result of 4.74% higher job postings as compared to job closures during the month.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers drive medical IT hiring activity

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers with a share of 59.15% emerged as the top IT occupation in the medical hiring activity in June 2021, a 4.59% an increase over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in second with a share of 10.42% in June 2021, up 1.25% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a 9.26% share in June 2021, an increase of 9.37% over the previous month, and Computer and Information Analysts with a 7.85% share in June 2021 and rise of 4.87% over May 2021.

Top five medical companies by recruitment activity in June 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average an increase of 12.76% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global medical industry during June 2021 over May 2021.

Sonova posted 368 IT jobs in June 2021 and registered a rise of 22.67% over the previous month, followed by Danaher with 286 jobs and an 18.05% decline. Becton Dickinson and with 267 IT jobs and Getinge with 206 jobs, recorded a 92.09% an increase and a 17.05% growth, respectively, while Demant recorded a 6.13% drop with 199 job postings during June 2021.

Regional composition of IT hiring in medical industry

North America emerged as the leading region in the global medical IT hiring activity in June 2021 with a 51.55% share, which marked an 8.48% growth over the previous month.

Europe stood next with 32.81%, registering a 2.24% month-on-month decline.Asia-Pacific was the third leading region with a 12.55% share and a 4.57% decline over May 2021.

In the fourth place was South & Central America with a share of 2.23% and a month-on-month growth of 7.22%. Middle East & Africa stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 0.86%, registering a 14.89% drop over the previous month.

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