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September 1, 2021updated 08 Oct 2021 11:31am

North America’s medical industry IT hiring activity rises 6.7% in August 2021

North America witnessed a 6.7% rise 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 an increase of 4.64% in the overall hiring activity when compared with July 2021.

IT jobs accounted for an 8.99% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in August 2021, registering an increase of 0.52% 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 North America with a share of 55.13% in August 2021, a 0.35% drop over the previous month. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations came in next, claiming a share of 9.78% in August 2021, marking a 24.38% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 9.7% in August 2021, a 40.91% rise from July 2021.

Computer and Information Research Scientists registered a share of 9.08% in August 2021, a 16% rise over the previous month.

Top five medical companies in North America’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 growth of 23.19% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s medical industry during August 2021 over previous month.

Sonova posted 193 IT jobs in August 2021 and registered an increase of 34.03% over the previous month, followed by Danaher with 172 jobs and a 15.69% drop. Becton Dickinson and with 152 IT jobs and Medtronic with 111 jobs, recorded a 47.57% rise and a 46.05% rise, respectively, while Intelerad Medical Systems recorded a 54.41% increase with 105 job postings during August 2021.

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

The US commanded a leading presence in the region’s medical industry IT hiring activity with a 94.21% share in August 2021, a 13.32% increase over July 2021. Canada featured next with a 5.16% share, down 5.71% over the previous month. Mexico recorded a 0.63% share, a drop of 54.29% compared with July 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 59.66%, up by 6.49% from July 2021. Mid Level positions with a 23.71% share, registered a growth of 16.09% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 16.24% share, up 23.88% over July 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.39%, recording a month-on-month decline of 9.09%.

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