South & Central America witnessed a 31.5% 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 18.89% in the overall hiring activity when compared with July 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 5.93% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in August 2021, registering a decrease of 1% 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 South & Central America with a share of 50% in August 2021, a 66.67% drop over the previous month. Computer and Information Analysts came in next, claiming a share of 14.71% in August 2021, marking a 54.55% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 14.71% in August 2021, a 54.55% drop from July 2021.

Computer Support Specialists registered a share of 11.76% in August 2021, an 86.67% decline over the previous month.

Top five medical companies in South & Central 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 40% in the overall IT recruitment activity of South & Central America’s medical industry during August 2021 over previous month.

Boston Scientific posted 7 IT jobs in August 2021 and registered an increase of 75% over the previous month, followed by Abbott Laboratories with 5 jobs and a 25% growth. Smith & Nephew with 3 IT jobs and Medtronic with 3 jobs, recorded a 200% rise and a 25% drop, respectively, while Baxter International recorded a 50% increase with 3 job postings during August 2021.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in South & Central America’s medical industry

Costa Rica commanded a leading presence in the region’s medical industry IT hiring activity with a 44.12% share in August 2021, a 25% increase over July 2021. Brazil featured next with a 20.59% share, down 89.06% over the previous month. Puerto Rico recorded a 5.88% share, a flat growth compared with July 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 76.47%, down by 68.67% from July 2021. Entry Level positions with a 14.71% share, registered a decline of 64.29% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with an 8.82% share, down 87.5% over July 2021.