The UK’s medical industry registered a 9.3% 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 4.28% in October 2021 when compared with September 2021.

Out of the medical industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 10.01% share in October 2021, recording a decrease of 0.16% over the last three-month average share.

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

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 98.48% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s medical industry in October 2021.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 53.03% in October 2021, registering a 20.45% decline over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 15.15% share, a decrease of 31.03% over the previous month.

3) Computer Support Specialists held a share of 14.39%, registering a 35.71% rise from September 2021.

4) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations captured a share of 11.36%, flat growth over the previous month.

Top five medical companies in the UK’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 23.88% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s medical industry during October 2021 over September 2021.

Sartorius posted 14 IT jobs in October 2021 and registered a rise of 75% over the previous month, followed by Arjo with 11 jobs and a 60.71% drop. Danaher with 10 IT jobs and Elekta with 8 jobs, recorded a 44.44% decline and a 20% decrease, respectively, while Illumina recorded an increase of 166.67% with 8 job postings during October 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 74.24%, down by 23.44% from September 2021. Mid Level positions with a 14.39% share, registered a decline of 13.64% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with an 11.36% share, down 37.5% over September 2021.