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December 16, 2021updated 07 Jan 2022 8:12am

North America’s medical industry IT hiring activity drops 1.3% in November 2021

North America witnessed a 1.3% drop in IT hiring activity in the medical industry in November 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

November 2021 has seen an increase of 2.48% in the overall hiring activity when compared with October 2021.

IT jobs accounted for an 8.86% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in November 2021, registering a decrease of 0.21% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in November 2021

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in North America with a share of 61.59% in November 2021, a 10.88% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 11.81% in November 2021, marking a 13.73% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 9.07% in November 2021, an 8.64% drop from October 2021.

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Computer Support Specialists registered a share of 6.95% in November 2021, a 22.02% decline over the previous month.

Top five medical companies in North America’s IT 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 15.26% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s medical industry during November 2021 over previous month.

Sonova posted 205 IT jobs in November 2021 and registered an increase of 65.32% over the previous month, followed by Becton Dickinson and with 129 jobs and a 3.2% growth. Abbott Laboratories with 110 IT jobs and Intelerad Medical Systems with 107 jobs, recorded a 3.51% drop and a 12.63% rise, respectively, while Thermo Fisher Scientific recorded a 5.36% decline with 106 job postings during November 2021.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in North America’s medical industry

The US commanded a leading presence in the region’s medical industry IT hiring activity with a 92.81% share in November 2021, a 14.4% decrease over October 2021. Canada featured next with a 6.25% share, up 66.3% over the previous month. Mexico recorded a 0.94% share, a drop of 25.81% compared with October 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in November 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 59.83%, down by 6.51% from October 2021. Mid Level positions with a 24.27% share, registered a decline of 18.63% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 15.45% share, down 19.57% over October 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.45%, recording a month-on-month growth of 10%.

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