Switzerland’s medical industry registered a 5.1% drop in IT hiring activity in October 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 11.83% in October 2021 when compared with September 2021.

Out of the medical industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed an 18.59% share in October 2021, recording an increase of 3.04% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in Switzerland’s medical industry’s IT recruitment activity in October 2021

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 97.3% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Switzerland’s medical industry in October 2021.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 72.97% in October 2021, registering a 21.17% decline over the previous month.

2) Computer and Information Research Scientists claimed an 8.11% share, an increase of 50% over the previous month.

3) Computer Support Specialists held a share of 7.43%, registering a 57.14% rise from September 2021.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 4.73%, flat growth over the previous month.

Top five medical companies in Switzerland’s IT recruitment activity in October 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 16.15% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Switzerland’s medical industry during October 2021 over September 2021.

Sonova posted 124 IT jobs in October 2021 and registered a drop of 13.89% over the previous month, followed by Straumann with 3 jobs and a 78.57% drop. Ypsomed with 3 IT jobs and Abbott Laboratories with 3 jobs, recorded a 50% flat growth and a 200% flat growth, respectively, while Zimmer Biomet Holdings recorded a flat growth with 2 job postings during October 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 76.35%, down by 15.67% from September 2021. Mid Level positions with a 16.89% share, registered a decline of 3.85% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 6.76% share, down 23.08% over September 2021.