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July 23, 2021

South & Central America’s medical industry IT hiring activity rises 12.2% in June 2021

South & Central America witnessed a 12.2% rise in IT hiring activity in the medical industry in June 2021 compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics index.

June 2021 has seen an increase of 6.84% in the overall hiring activity when compared with May 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 6.57% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in June 2021, registering an increase of 0.99% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in June 2021

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in South & Central America with a share of 45.19% in June 2021, a 16.07% drop over the previous month. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations came in next, claiming a share of 14.42% in June 2021, marking a 25% month-on-month an increase. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 14.42% in June 2021, a 50% growth from May 2021.

Computer Support Specialists registered a share of 12.5% in June 2021, a 62.5% rise over the previous month.

Top five medical companies in South & Central America’s IT recruitment activity in June 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 11.43% in the overall IT recruitment activity of South & Central America’s medical industry during June 2021 over previous month.

Stryker posted 49 IT jobs in June 2021 and registered a decline of 10.91% over the previous month, followed by Getinge with 9 jobs and a flat growth. Boston Scientific with 9 IT jobs and Medtronic with 6 jobs, recorded a 50% growth and a 100% increase, respectively, while Arthrex recorded a 16.67% decline with 5 job postings during June 2021.

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

Brazil commanded a leading presence in the region’s medical industry IT hiring activity with a 51.92% share in June 2021, an 18.18% decline over May 2021. Jamaica featured next with a 14.42% share, up 66.67% over the previous month. Costa Rica recorded a 12.5% share, a growth of 160% compared with May 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in June 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 60.58%, down by 4.55% from May 2021. Mid Level positions with a 21.15% share, a decline of 12% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 18.27% share, up 216.67% over May 2021.

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