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September 1, 2021

IT hiring in global healthcare industry rises 4.1% in August 2021

By Denis Ilinov

The global healthcare industry noticed a 4.1% rise in IT hiring activity in August 2021 over the previous month, led by Accenture’s 26.17% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The healthcare industry’s overall hiring activity increased 3.92% when compared with July 2021.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for a 15.04% share of the global healthcare industry’s hiring activity in August 2021, up 1.08% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of August 2021 were 6.53% lower when compared with the previous month.

The decrease was a result of 10.34% higher 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 78.91% emerged as the top IT occupation in the healthcare hiring activity in August 2021, a 3.36% decline over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in second with a share of 9.07% in August 2021, up 14.12% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a 5.9% share in August 2021, a growth of 1.55% over the previous month, and Computer and Information Analysts with a 3.26% share in August 2021 and a drop of 4.23% over July 2021.

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Top five healthcare companies by recruitment activity in August 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 6.28% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global healthcare industry during August 2021 over July 2021.

Accenture posted 11,615 IT jobs in August 2021 and registered a drop of 20.36% over the previous month, followed by Cognizant Technology Solutions with 11,077 jobs and a 1.17% decline. International Business Machines with 5,478 IT jobs and Oracle with 1,741 jobs, recorded a 61.35% growth and a 20.39% drop, respectively, while DXC Technology recorded a 32.98% drop with 1,268 job postings during August 2021.

Regional composition of IT hiring in healthcare industry

Asia-Pacific emerged as the leading region in the global healthcare IT hiring activity in August 2021 with a 62.82% share, which marked a 4.6% drop over the previous month.

North America stood next with 27.29%, registering a 24.29% month-on-month growth. Europe was the third leading region with an 8.21% share and a 34.71% drop over July 2021.

In the fourth place was South & Central America with a share of 0.61% and a month-on-month drop of 20.7%. Haryana stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 0.57%, registering a 666.67% increase over the previous month.

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