South & Central America witnessed a 1.8% drop in IT hiring activity in the medical industry in August 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

August 2022 has seen an increase of 3.59% in the overall hiring activity when compared with July 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 7.76% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in August 2022, registering an increase of 0.35% over the last three-month average share.

Computer and Information Analysts Occupations leads by classification in August 2022

Computer and Information Analysts Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in South & Central America with a share of 33.33% in August 2022, an 8.33% rise over the previous month. Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers came in next, claiming a share of 25.64% in August 2022, marking a 65.52% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 20.51% in August 2022, a 33.33% rise from July 2022.

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Computer Support Specialists registered a share of 12.82% in August 2022, a flat growth over the previous month.

Top five medical companies in South & Central America’s IT recruitment activity in August 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 4.55% in the overall IT recruitment activity of South & Central America’s medical industry during August 2022 over previous month.

Abbott Laboratories posted 8 IT jobs in August 2022 and registered an increase of 700% over the previous month, followed by Koninklijke Philips with 5 jobs and a 64.29% drop. Medtronic with 4 IT jobs and Smith & Nephew with 3 jobs, recorded a 33.33% rise and a flat growth, respectively, while Danaher recorded a 200% increase with 3 job postings during August 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in South & Central America’s medical industry

Brazil commanded a leading presence in the region’s medical industry IT hiring activity with a 30.77% share in August 2022, a 53.85% decrease over July 2022. Colombia featured next with a 23.08% share, up 28.57% over the previous month. Peru recorded a 15.38% share, a flat growth compared with July 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 79.49%, down by 22.5% from July 2022. Entry Level positions with a 15.38% share, registered a decline of 50% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with a 5.13% share, down 50% over July 2022.