The global medical industry noticed a 4.6% drop in IT hiring activity in October 2022 over the previous month, led by Becton Dickinson and Co’s 19.21% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The medical industry’s overall hiring activity declined 3.19% when compared with September 2022.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for a 7.47% share of the global medical industry’s hiring activity in October 2022, down 0.7% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of October 2022 were 9.24% lower when compared with the previous month.

The decrease was a result of 19.03% 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 49.35% emerged as the top IT occupation in the medical hiring activity in October 2022, a 15.2% decline over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in second with a share of 20.07% in October 2022, up 41.84% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Computer Support Specialists with a 10% share in October 2022, a decline of 25.14% over the previous month, and Computer and Information Analysts with a 9.1% share in October 2022 and a drop of 13.7% over September 2022.

Top five medical companies by recruitment activity in October 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 45.19% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global medical industry during October 2022 over September 2022.

Becton Dickinson and Co posted 532 IT jobs in October 2022 and registered a rise of 1734.48% over the previous month, followed by Sonova with 145 jobs and a 54.69% decline. Danaher with 98 IT jobs and Arjo with 91 jobs, recorded an 8.41% decline and a 37.67% drop, respectively, while Intelerad Medical Systems recorded a 60.38% rise with 85 job postings during October 2022.

Regional composition of IT hiring in medical industry

North America emerged as the leading region in the global medical IT hiring activity in October 2022 with a 63.97% share, which marked a 5.6% rise over the previous month.

Europe stood next with 19.06%, registering a 24.36% month-on-month decline. Asia-Pacific was the third leading region with a 15.34% share and a 24.11% drop over September 2022.

In the fourth place was South & Central America with a share of 0.97% and a month-on-month drop of 28.95%. Middle East & Africa stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 0.65%, registering an 18.18% decrease over the previous month.