The global healthcare industry noticed a 4.4% rise in IT hiring activity in April 2021 over the previous month, led by Accenture’s 34.84% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The healthcare industry’s overall hiring activity an increased 2.29% when compared with March 2021.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for a 9.86% share of the global healthcare industry’s hiring activity in April 2021, up 0.86% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of April 2021 were 12.97% higher compared with the previous month.

The increase was a result of 25.31% lower job postings as compared to job closures during the month.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers drive healthcare IT hiring activity

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers with a share of 75.19% emerged as the top IT occupation in the healthcare hiring activity in April 2021, a 1.3% an increase over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in second with a share of 8.02% in April 2021, up 0.48% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a 7.56% share in April 2021, an increase of 7.6% over the previous month, and Computer and Information Analysts with a 5.22% share in April 2021 and drop of 8.79% over March 2021.

Top five healthcare companies by recruitment activity in April 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 0.34% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global healthcare industry during April 2021 over March 2021.

Accenture posted 9,132 IT jobs in April 2021 and registered a drop of 2.96% over the previous month, followed by International Business Machines with 3,105 jobs and an 18.97% rise. Oracle with 1,904 IT jobs and Cisco Systems with 984 jobs, recorded a 7.66% decline and an 8.97% growth, respectively, while DXC Technology recorded a 17.37% drop with 923 job postings during April 2021.

Regional composition of IT hiring in healthcare industry

Asia-Pacific emerged as the leading region in the global healthcare IT hiring activity in April 2021 with a 46.35% share, which marked a 9.78% drop over the previous month.

North America stood next with 34.47%, registering a 6.91% month-on-month an increase.Europe was the third leading region with a 17.17% share and a 24.83% rise over March 2021.

In the fourth place was South & Central America with a share of 1.16% and a month-on-month growth of 13.01%. Middle East & Africa stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 0.85%, registering a 9.31% drop over the previous month.