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September 2, 2021

Middle East & Africa’s healthcare industry IT hiring activity drops 3.7% in August 2021

By Denis Ilinov

Middle East & Africa witnessed a 3.7% drop in IT hiring activity in the healthcare industry in August 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

August 2021 has seen an increase of 8.54% in the overall hiring activity when compared with July 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 20.29% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in August 2021, registering a decrease of 4.86% over the last three-month average share.

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Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in August 2021

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Middle East & Africa with a share of 76.41% in August 2021, a 7.19% rise over the previous month. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations came in next, claiming a share of 7.69% in August 2021, marking a 28.57% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Computer and Information Analysts with a share of 5.13% in August 2021, a 23.08% drop from July 2021.

Database and Network Administrators and Architects registered a share of 4.62% in August 2021, a 62.5% decline over the previous month.

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Top five healthcare companies in Middle East & Africa’s IT recruitment activity in August 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 7.38% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Middle East & Africa’s healthcare industry during August 2021 over previous month.

Discovery posted 47 IT jobs in August 2021 and registered a decline of 26.56% over the previous month, followed by Check Point Software Technologies with 36 jobs and a 50% growth. International Business Machines with 21 IT jobs and Koninklijke Philips with 15 jobs, recorded a 16.67% rise and an 87.5% rise, respectively, while Old Mutual recorded a 50% increase with 12 job postings during August 2021.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in Middle East & Africa’s healthcare industry

Israel commanded a leading presence in the region’s healthcare industry IT hiring activity with a 39.49% share in August 2021, a 4.94% decrease over July 2021. South Africa featured next with a 32.82% share, down 25.58% over the previous month. Saudi Arabia recorded a 5.64% share, a growth of 120% compared with July 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 63.08%, down by 2.38% from July 2021. Mid Level positions with a 21.54% share, registered a decline of 16% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 15.38% share, flat growth over July 2021.

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