The global medical industry noticed a 4.6% drop in IT hiring activity in April 2022 over the previous month, led by Sonova’s 8.51% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The medical industry’s overall hiring activity declined 3.52% when compared with March 2022.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for a 10.07% share of the global medical industry’s hiring activity in April 2022, down 0.2% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of April 2022 were 4.36% lower when compared with the previous month.

The decrease was a result of 9.99% 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 64.79% emerged as the top IT occupation in the medical hiring activity in April 2022, a 15.25% decline over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in second with a share of 10.35% in April 2022, down 0.74% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a 9.76% share in April 2022, a decline of 2.81% over the previous month, and Computer Support Specialists with a 5.95% share in April 2022 and a drop of 22.41% over March 2022.

Top five medical companies by recruitment activity in April 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 54.47% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global medical industry during April 2022 over March 2022.

Sonova posted 332 IT jobs in April 2022 and registered a rise of 6.75% over the previous month, followed by Intelerad Medical Systems with 235 jobs and a 7733.33% growth. Danaher with 191 IT jobs and Abbott Laboratories with 182 jobs, recorded a 9.77% growth and a 56.9% rise, respectively, while Sartorius recorded a 46.67% rise with 132 job postings during April 2022.

Regional composition of IT hiring in medical industry

North America emerged as the leading region in the global medical IT hiring activity in April 2022 with a 59.99% share, which marked a 12.29% drop over the previous month.

Europe stood next with 25.01%, registering a 12.78% month-on-month decline. Asia-Pacific was the third leading region with a 13.4% share and an 18.28% drop over March 2022.

In the fourth place was South & Central America with a share of 0.82% and a month-on-month drop of 5.88%. Middle East & Africa stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 0.77%, registering a 16.67% decrease over the previous month.