The global healthcare industry noticed a 17.9% rise in IT hiring activity in February 2021 over the previous month, led by Accenture’s 34.57% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The healthcare industry’s overall hiring activity increased 6.04% when compared with January 2021.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for an 8.06% share of the global healthcare industry’s hiring activity in February 2021, up 1.48% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of February 2021 were 16.06% higher compared with the previous month.

The increase was a result of 25.6% lower job postings as compared to job closures during the month.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers with a share of 72.38% emerged as the top IT occupation in the healthcare hiring activity in February 2021, a 24.77% increase over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in second with a share of 10.39% in February 2021, up 28.86% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a 6.8% share in February 2021, increase of 13.54% over the previous month, and Computer and Information Analysts with a 4.59% share in February 2021 and rise of 11.73% over January 2021.

Top five healthcare companies by recruitment activity in February 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average increase of 30.76% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global healthcare industry during February 2021 over January 2021.

Accenture posted 7,252 IT jobs in February 2021 and registered a rise of 27.21% over the previous month, followed by International Business Machines with 3,550 jobs and a 43.55% rise. Oracle with 1,661 IT jobs and Cisco Systems with 640 jobs, recorded a 31.1% increase and a 2.4% growth, respectively, while DXC Technology recorded a 45.34% growth with 593 job postings during February 2021.

Regional composition of IT hiring in healthcare industry

Asia-Pacific emerged as the leading region in the global healthcare IT hiring activity in February 2021 with a 57.29% share, which marked a 31.1% growth over the previous month.

North America stood next with 28.8%, registering a 10.82% month-on-month increase. Europe was the third leading region with an 11.09% share and a 16.53% rise over January 2021.

In the fourth place was South & Central America with a share of 1.46% and a month-on-month growth of 4.42%. Middle East & Africa stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 1.35%, registering an 86.18% increase over the previous month.