The global medical industry noticed a 2.7% drop in IT hiring activity in May 2022 over the previous month, led by Sonova’s 7.62% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The medical industry’s overall hiring activity declined 5.96% when compared with April 2022.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for a 6.53% share of the global medical industry’s hiring activity in May 2022, up 0.12% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of May 2022 were 6.11% lower when compared with the previous month.

The decrease was a result of 13.93% 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 59.41% emerged as the top IT occupation in the medical hiring activity in May 2022, a 0.07% decline over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in second with a share of 13% in May 2022, down 7.39% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Computer Support Specialists with an 8.73% share in May 2022, a decline of 15.12% over the previous month, and Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with an 8.13% share in May 2022 and a drop of 15.35% over April 2022.

Top five medical companies by recruitment activity in May 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 51.14% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global medical industry during May 2022 over April 2022.

Sonova posted 191 IT jobs in May 2022 and registered a drop of 13.18% over the previous month, followed by Align Technology with 164 jobs and a flat growth. Intuitive Surgical with 106 IT jobs and Abbott Laboratories with 103 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a 7.21% drop, respectively, while Danaher recorded a 7.34% drop with 101 job postings during May 2022.

Regional composition of IT hiring in medical industry

North America emerged as the leading region in the global medical IT hiring activity in May 2022 with a 63.44% share, which marked a 1.49% drop over the previous month.

Europe stood next with 20.26%, registering a 14.77% month-on-month decline. Asia-Pacific was the third leading region with a 13.96% share and an 8.14% drop over April 2022.

In the fourth place was South & Central America with a share of 1.99% and a month-on-month rise of 51.52%. Middle East & Africa stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 0.36%, registering a 59.09% decrease over the previous month.