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September 1, 2021

North America’s healthcare industry IT hiring activity rises 9.3% in August 2021

By Denis Ilinov

North America witnessed a 9.3% rise 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 4.75% in the overall hiring activity when compared with July 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 5.02% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in August 2021, registering an increase of 0.26% 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 North America with a share of 61.19% in August 2021, a 28.99% rise over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 12.02% in August 2021, marking a 29.54% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 11.82% in August 2021, a 16.71% rise from July 2021.

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Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 7.26% in August 2021, a 9.33% rise over the previous month.

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Top five healthcare companies in North America’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 36.07% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s healthcare industry during August 2021 over previous month.

International Business Machines posted 1,560 IT jobs in August 2021 and registered an increase of 109.4% over the previous month, followed by Cognizant Technology Solutions with 1,194 jobs and a 2.29% drop. AT&T with 970 IT jobs and Oracle with 511 jobs, recorded a 71.08% rise and a 27.43% rise, respectively, while UnitedHealth Group recorded a 7.82% decline with 507 job postings during August 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 a 93.67% share in August 2021, a 26.77% increase over July 2021. Canada featured next with a 4.64% share, down 13.94% over the previous month. Mexico recorded a 1.68% share, a growth of 42.66% compared with July 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 57.22%, up by 23.24% from July 2021. Mid Level positions with a 31.2% share, registered a growth of 30.04% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 11% share, up 18.81% over July 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.58%, recording a month-on-month decline of 25.53%.

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