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October 17, 2021updated 01 Nov 2021 11:12am

IT hiring in global medical industry drops 0.3% in September 2021

The global medical industry noticed a 0.3% drop in IT hiring activity in September 2021 over the previous month, led by Sonova’s 8.13% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The medical industry’s overall hiring activity increased 1.12% when compared with August 2021.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for a 9.67% share of the global medical industry’s hiring activity in September 2021, up 0.09% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of September 2021 were 3.54% lower when compared with the previous month.

The decrease was a result of 7.06% higher job postings as compared to job closures during the month.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers drive medical IT hiring activity

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers with a share of 64.41% emerged as the top IT occupation in the medical hiring activity in September 2021, a 3.54% decline over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in second with a share of 9.64% in September 2021, down 7.56% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with an 8.71% share in September 2021, a decline of 6.93% over the previous month, and Computer Support Specialists with a 6.77% share in September 2021 and a drop of 27% over August 2021.

Top five medical companies by recruitment activity in September 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 1.24% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global medical industry during September 2021 over August 2021.

Sonova posted 351 IT jobs in September 2021 and registered a rise of 7.01% over the previous month, followed by Danaher with 338 jobs and an 11.55% growth. Becton Dickinson and with 207 IT jobs and GE Healthcare with 165 jobs, recorded an 11.29% growth and a 14.95% drop, respectively, while Medtronic recorded a 17.68% drop with 163 job postings during September 2021.

Regional composition of IT hiring in medical industry

North America emerged as the leading region in the global medical IT hiring activity in September 2021 with a 59.18% share, which marked a 2.85% drop over the previous month.

Europe stood next with 23.66%, registering a 6.93% month-on-month decline. Asia-Pacific was the third leading region with a 15.76% share and a 16.67% drop over August 2021.

In the fourth place was South & Central America with a share of 0.83% and a month-on-month flat growth. Middle East & Africa stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 0.56%, registering a 38.46% decrease over the previous month.

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