The global medical industry noticed a 1.6% drop in IT hiring activity in March 2022 over the previous month, led by Sonova’s 6.35% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The medical industry’s overall hiring activity increased 1.08% when compared with February 2022.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for a 10.37% share of the global medical industry’s hiring activity in March 2022, up 0.02% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of March 2022 were 3.72% lower when compared with the previous month.

The decrease was a result of 8.41% higher job postings as compared to job closures during the month.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers with a share of 66.55% emerged as the top IT occupation in the medical hiring activity in March 2022, a 7.37% decline over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in second with a share of 9.09% in March 2022, down 8.56% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with an 8.4% share in March 2022, a decline of 8.29% over the previous month, and Computer Support Specialists with a 7.07% share in March 2022 and a drop of 27.59% over February 2022.

Top five medical companies by recruitment activity in March 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 0.08% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global medical industry during March 2022 over February 2022.

Sonova posted 276 IT jobs in March 2022 and registered a drop of 19.53% over the previous month, followed by Thermo Fisher Scientific with 261 jobs and an 8.42% decline. GE Healthcare with 258 IT jobs, recorded an 18.35% growth, while Demant recorded a 5.18% rise with 203 job postings during March 2022.

Regional composition of IT hiring in medical industry

North America emerged as the leading region in the global medical IT hiring activity in March 2022 with a 59.53% share, which marked a 13.08% drop over the previous month.

Europe stood next with 24.86%, registering a 4.93% month-on-month decline. Asia-Pacific was the third leading region with a 14.09% share and a 4.08% drop over February 2022.

In the fourth place was Middle East & Africa with a share of 0.78% and a month-on-month drop of 8.11%. South & Central America stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 0.74%, registering a 37.25% decrease over the previous month.