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July 4, 2022updated 05 Jul 2022 7:08am

South & Central America’s medical industry IT hiring activity drops 13.7% in June 2022

By Carmen

South & Central America witnessed a 13.7% drop in IT hiring activity in the medical industry in June 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

June 2022 has seen a decrease of 3.21% in the overall hiring activity when compared with May 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 6.24% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in June 2022, registering an increase of 0.22% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in South & Central America with a share of 47.06% in June 2022, a 61.9% drop over the previous month. Computer and Information Analysts came in next, claiming a share of 23.53% in June 2022, marking a 33.33% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 20.59% in June 2022, a 16.67% rise from May 2022.

Computer Support Specialists registered a share of 8.82% in June 2022, a 66.67% decline over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 65.96% in the overall IT recruitment activity of South & Central America’s medical industry during June 2022 over previous month.

eResearchTechnology posted 5 IT jobs in June 2022 and registered an increase of 150% over the previous month, followed by Hinge Health with 3 jobs and a 90% drop. Edwards Lifesciences with 3 IT jobs and Abbott Laboratories with 3 jobs, recorded a 50% rise and a 70% drop, respectively, while Smith & Nephew recorded a 33.33% decline with 2 job postings during June 2022.

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

Costa Rica commanded a leading presence in the region’s medical industry IT hiring activity with a 44.12% share in June 2022, a 25% increase over May 2022. Brazil featured next with a 23.53% share, down 61.9% over the previous month. Colombia recorded a 14.71% share, a drop of 66.67% compared with May 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in June 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 76.47%, down by 61.19% from May 2022. Entry Level positions with a 17.65% share, registered a growth of 100% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with a 5.88% share, down 33.33% over May 2022.

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