The global healthcare industry experienced a 4% rise in new job postings related to cybersecurity in Q3 2022 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s whitepaper on Cybersecurity in Healthcare – Hiring Activity in Q3 2022. This compares to a 5% increase versus Q3 2021.

Notably, Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers jobs accounted for an 11% share of the global healthcare industry’s cybersecurity-related total new job postings in Q3 2022, down 15% over the prior quarter.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers drive cybersecurity-related hiring activity

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers, with a share of 11%, emerged as the top cybersecurity-related job roles within the healthcare industry in Q3 2022, with new job postings drop by 15% quarter-on-quarter. Miscellaneous Healthcare Support Occupations came in second with a share of 8% in Q3 2022, with new job postings rise by 99% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent cybersecurity roles include Computer and Information Analysts with a 6% share in Q3 2022, Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a 4% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in healthcare industry accounted for 28% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2022 were Quest Diagnostics, Albany Medical Center, Accenture and AT&T. Together they accounted for a combined share of 28% of all cybersecurity-related active jobs in the healthcare industry.

Quest Diagnostics posted 2,705 jobs in Q3 2022 and registered a rise of 51% over the previous quarter, followed by Albany Medical Center with 2,350 jobs and a % growth. Accenture with 1,469 jobs and AT&T with 1,110 jobs, recorded a 30% decline and a 40% decrease, respectively, while Intermountain Healthcare recorded a 1% increase with 872 job postings during Q3 2022.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 69% share of total active job postings, Q3 2022

The largest share of cybersecurity-related new job postings in the healthcare industry in Q3 2022 was in the US with 69% followed by India (8%) and the UK (3%). The share represented by the US was nine percentage points higher than the 60% share it accounted for in Q2 2022.

GlobalData, the leading provider of industry intelligence, provided the underlying data, research, and analysis used to produce this article.

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