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June 14, 2022

Middle East & Africa’s medical industry IT hiring activity drops 11.0% in May 2022

By Carmen

Middle East & Africa witnessed an 11.0% drop in IT hiring activity in the medical industry in May 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

May 2022 has seen a decrease of 2.56% in the overall hiring activity when compared with April 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 6.84% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in May 2022, registering a decrease of 0.23% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Middle East & Africa with a share of 44.44% in May 2022, a 71.43% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 33.33% in May 2022, marking a 50% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 11.11% in May 2022, a flat growth from April 2022.

Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 11.11% in May 2022, a 50% decline over the previous month.

Top five medical companies in Middle East & Africa’s IT recruitment activity in May 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 133.33% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Middle East & Africa’s medical industry during May 2022 over previous month.

Merit Medical Systems posted 3 IT jobs in May 2022 and registered a flat growth over the previous month, followed by Align Technology with 1 job and a flat growth. Bio-Rad Laboratories with 1 IT job and Edwards Lifesciences with 1 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a 50% drop, respectively, while NovoCure recorded a flat growth with 1 job postings during May 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 55.56% share in May 2022, a 66.67% decrease over April 2022. Jordan featured next with a 33.33% share, up 50% over the previous month. Kuwait recorded an 11.11% share, a flat growth compared with April 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in May 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 88.89%, down by 38.46% from April 2022. Entry Level positions with an 11.11% share, registered a decline of 66.67% compared with the previous month.

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