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September 3, 2021updated 12 Oct 2021 10:50am

Singapore’s medical industry IT recruitment activity drops 10.1% in August 2021

Singapore’s medical industry registered a 10.1% drop in IT hiring activity in August 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 3.38% in August 2021 when compared with July 2021.

Out of the medical industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 9.12% share in August 2021, recording a decrease of 0.21% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in Singapore’s medical industry’s IT recruitment activity in August 2021

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 96.77% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Singapore’s medical industry in August 2021.

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1) Database and Network Administrators and Architects recorded a share of 25.81% in August 2021, registering a 38.46% decline over the previous month.

2) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers claimed a 25.81% share, a decrease of 55.56% over the previous month.

3) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations held a share of 19.35%, registering a 50% rise from July 2021.

4) Computer Support Specialists captured a share of 19.35%, up 50% over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 13.04% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Singapore’s medical industry during August 2021 over July 2021.

Becton Dickinson and posted 8 IT jobs in August 2021 and registered a rise of 14.29% over the previous month, followed by Medtronic with 4 jobs and a flat growth. Bio-Rad Laboratories with 3 IT jobs and Illumina with 3 jobs, recorded a 50% flat growth and a 57.14% decrease, respectively, while Abbott Laboratories recorded a decline of 71.43% with 2 job postings during August 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 61.29%, down by 32.14% from July 2021. Mid Level positions with a 19.35% share, registered a decline of 33.33% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 19.35% share, down 25% over July 2021.

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