The global medical industry noticed a 0.3% rise in IT hiring activity in November 2021 over the previous month, led by Sonova’s 9.96% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The medical industry’s overall hiring activity increased 4.68% when compared with October 2021.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for a 9.88% share of the global medical industry’s hiring activity in November 2021, down 0.35% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of November 2021 were 4% lower when compared with the previous month.

The decrease was a result of 8.24% 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 64.36% emerged as the top IT occupation in the medical hiring activity in November 2021, a 0.66% growth over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in second with a share of 10.63% in November 2021, down 6.3% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a 9.38% share in November 2021, a decline of 6.25% over the previous month, and Computer Support Specialists with a 6.81% share in November 2021 and a drop of 10.03% over October 2021.

Top five medical companies by recruitment activity in November 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 26.53% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global medical industry during November 2021 over October 2021.

Sonova posted 446 IT jobs in November 2021 and registered a rise of 64.58% over the previous month, followed by Demant with 276 jobs and a 35.29% growth. Danaher with 258 IT jobs and Thermo Fisher Scientific with 236 jobs, recorded a 27.09% growth and a 22.28% rise, respectively, while Medtronic recorded a 21.52% drop with 186 job postings during November 2021.

Regional composition of IT hiring in medical industry

North America emerged as the leading region in the global medical IT hiring activity in November 2021 with a 54.64% share, which marked an 11.85% drop over the previous month.

Europe stood next with 26.22%, registering a 13.21% month-on-month growth. Asia-Pacific was the third leading region with an 18.02% share and a 23.21% rise over October 2021.

In the fourth place was Middle East & Africa with a share of 0.65% and a month-on-month drop of 29.27%. South & Central America stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 0.47%, registering a 48.78% decrease over the previous month.