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July 4, 2022updated 05 Jul 2022 7:07am

IT hiring in global medical industry drops 6.4% in June 2022

By Carmen

The global medical industry noticed a 6.4% drop in IT hiring activity in June 2022 over the previous month, led by Thermo Fisher Scientific’s 10.4% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The medical industry’s overall hiring activity declined 5.14% when compared with May 2022.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for an 8.47% share of the global medical industry’s hiring activity in June 2022, down 0.03% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of June 2022 were 7.32% lower when compared with the previous month.

The decrease was a result of 17.71% 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 50.62% emerged as the top IT occupation in the medical hiring activity in June 2022, a 20.37% decline over the previous month. Computer Support Specialists came in second with a share of 15.7% in June 2022, up 60.56% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a 14.33% share in June 2022, a decline of 27.65% over the previous month, and Computer and Information Analysts with an 8.16% share in June 2022 and a drop of 11.24% over May 2022.

Top five medical companies by recruitment activity in June 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 29.68% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global medical industry during June 2022 over May 2022.

Thermo Fisher Scientific posted 302 IT jobs in June 2022 and registered a rise of 251.16% over the previous month, followed by Intelerad Medical Systems with 205 jobs and a 46.43% growth. Sonova with 181 IT jobs and Abbott Laboratories with 122 jobs, recorded a 21.65% decline and an 8.27% drop, respectively, while Danaher recorded a 7.44% drop with 112 job postings during June 2022.

Regional composition of IT hiring in medical industry

North America emerged as the leading region in the global medical IT hiring activity in June 2022 with a 58.54% share, which marked an 18.19% drop over the previous month.

Europe stood next with 20.87%, registering a 15.36% month-on-month decline. Asia-Pacific was the third leading region with an 18.77% share and a 13.78% rise over May 2022.

In the fourth place was South & Central America with a share of 1.17% and a month-on-month drop of 53.42%. Middle East & Africa stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 0.65%, registering a 5.56% increase over the previous month.

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