Middle East & Africa witnessed a 1.6% drop in IT hiring activity in the medical industry in April 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

April 2022 has seen a decrease of 4.02% in the overall hiring activity when compared with March 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 14.37% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in April 2022, registering an increase of 0.31% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in April 2022

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Middle East & Africa with a share of 80% in April 2022, a 20% rise over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 10% in April 2022, marking a 70% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Computer Support Specialists with a share of 6.67% in April 2022, a 33.33% drop from March 2022.

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Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 3.33% in April 2022, a flat growth over the previous month.

Top five medical companies in Middle East & Africa’s IT 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 42.86% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Middle East & Africa’s medical industry during April 2022 over previous month.

GE Healthcare posted 6 IT jobs in April 2022 and registered a decline of 45.45% over the previous month, followed by Danaher with 4 jobs and a 100% growth. Illumina with 4 IT jobs and Edwards Lifesciences with 3 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a 200% rise, respectively, while Boston Scientific recorded a flat growth with 3 job postings during April 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in Middle East & Africa’s medical industry

Israel commanded a leading presence in the region’s medical industry IT hiring activity with a 73.33% share in April 2022, a 4.35% decrease over March 2022. South Africa featured next with a 10% share, up 50% over the previous month. Kuwait recorded a 6.67% share, a flat growth compared with March 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in April 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 63.33%, down by 32.14% from March 2022. Mid Level positions with a 20% share, registered a growth of 100% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 13.33% share, flat growth over March 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 3.33%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.