South & Central America witnessed a 7.9% drop in IT hiring activity in the medical industry in October 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

October 2022 has seen a decrease of 19.98% in the overall hiring activity when compared with September 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 7.1% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in October 2022, registering a decrease of 0.17% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in South & Central America with a share of 29.63% in October 2022, an 11.11% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 25.93% in October 2022, marking a 36.36% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Computer Support Specialists with a share of 14.81% in October 2022, a 33.33% drop from September 2022.

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 11.11% in October 2022, a flat growth over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 80% in the overall IT recruitment activity of South & Central America’s medical industry during October 2022 over previous month.

Hinge Health posted 6 IT jobs in October 2022 and registered a decline of 14.29% over the previous month, followed by Boston Scientific with 4 jobs and a 300% growth. Cooper Companies with 4 IT jobs and PerkinElmer with 2 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a flat growth, respectively, while Edwards Lifesciences recorded a flat growth with 2 job postings during October 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 40.74% share in October 2022, an 8.33% decrease over September 2022. Brazil featured next with an 18.52% share, down 37.5% over the previous month. Chile recorded an 11.11% share, a flat growth compared with September 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 55.56%, down by 28.57% from September 2022. Mid Level positions with a 22.22% share, registered a decline of 40% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 22.22% share, down 14.29% over September 2022.