Europe witnessed a 3.7% drop in IT hiring activity in the medical industry in December 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

December 2021 has seen a decrease of 8.44% in the overall hiring activity when compared with November 2021.

IT jobs accounted for an 11% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in December 2021, registering an increase of 0.23% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Europe with a share of 65.37% in December 2021, a 9.19% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 11.51% in December 2021, marking a 19.81% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 9.52% in December 2021, a 26.06% drop from November 2021.

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Computer Support Specialists registered a share of 5.62% in December 2021, a 20.51% decline over the previous month.

Top five medical companies in Europe’s IT recruitment activity in December 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 11.4% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Europe’s medical industry during December 2021 over previous month.

Sonova posted 190 IT jobs in December 2021 and registered a decline of 12.04% over the previous month, followed by Demant with 122 jobs and an 11.59% drop. Arjo with 66 IT jobs and Sartorius with 57 jobs, recorded a 2.94% drop and a 22.97% drop, respectively, while Sarstedt AGKG recorded a 2.08% decline with 47 job postings during December 2021.

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

Germany commanded a leading presence in the region’s medical industry IT hiring activity with a 29.28% share in December 2021, a 0.62% decrease over November 2021. Switzerland featured next with an 18.5% share, down 12.82% over the previous month. The UK recorded a 13.15% share, a growth of 11.54% compared with November 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in December 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 72.8%, down by 8.75% from November 2021. Mid Level positions with a 13.69% share, registered a decline of 11.18% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 13.51% share, up 2.76% over November 2021.