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June 14, 2022

South & Central America’s medical industry IT hiring activity rises 5.4% in May 2022

By Carmen

South & Central America witnessed a 5.4% rise 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 10.33% in the overall hiring activity when compared with April 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 4.8% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in May 2022, registering an increase of 1.08% 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 South & Central America with a share of 70% in May 2022, a 250% rise over the previous month. Computer Support Specialists came in next, claiming a share of 14% in May 2022, marking a 12.5% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 6% in May 2022, a 50% drop from April 2022.

Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 6% in May 2022, a 57.14% decline over the previous month.

Top five medical companies in South & Central America’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 122.22% in the overall IT recruitment activity of South & Central America’s medical industry during May 2022 over previous month.

Hinge Health posted 27 IT jobs in May 2022 and registered a flat growth over the previous month, followed by Danaher with 4 jobs and a 33.33% drop. Abbott Laboratories with 4 IT jobs and Boston Scientific with 3 jobs, recorded a 60% drop and a 50% rise, respectively, while MicroPort Scientific recorded a flat growth with 2 job postings during May 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 28% share in May 2022, a 6.67% decrease over April 2022. Colombia featured next with a 22% share, up 450% over the previous month. Chile recorded an 18% share, a growth of 800% compared with April 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in May 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 92%, up by 130% from April 2022. Mid Level positions with a 6% share, registered a growth of 50% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 2% share, down 90.91% over April 2022.

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