North America witnessed a 7.1% rise in IT hiring activity in the healthcare industry in February 2021 compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics index.

February 2021 has seen a increase of 3.22% in the overall hiring activity when compared with January 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 3.57% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in February 2021, registering increase of 0.17% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in North America with a share of 50.35% in February 2021, an 11.59% growth over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 15.36% in February 2021, marking a 17.77% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 13.39% in February 2021, a 12.05% growth from January 2021.

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Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 8.54% in February 2021, a 1.78% rise over the previous month.

Top five healthcare companies in North America’s IT recruitment activity in February 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 18.09% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s healthcare industry during February 2021 over previous month.

International Business Machines posted 518 IT jobs in February 2021 and registered a increase of 34.2% over the previous month, followed by Oracle with 397 jobs and a 0.5% drop. Cisco Systems with 369 IT jobs and AT&T with 300 jobs, recorded a 13.54% growth and a 4.9% increase, respectively, while Anthem recorded a 67.69% increase with 218 job postings during February 2021.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in North America’s healthcare industry

The US commanded a leading presence in the region’s healthcare industry IT hiring activity with an 88.12% share in February 2021, a 10.41% rise over January 2021. Canada featured next with an 8.09% share, up 10.14% over the previous month. Mexico recorded a 3.69% share, a growth of 19.89% compared with January 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in February 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 56.59%, up by 10.18% from January 2021. Mid Level positions with a 28.68% share, a growth of 13.05% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 13.29% share, up 6.36% over January 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 1.44%, recording a month-on-month growth of 42.62%.