Asia-Pacific witnessed a 5.4% drop in IT hiring activity in the healthcare industry in December 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

December 2021 has seen a decrease of 8.93% in the overall hiring activity when compared with November 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 3.08% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in December 2021, registering a decrease of 0.1% over the last three-month average share.


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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Asia-Pacific with a share of 55.67% in December 2021, a 37.21% drop over the previous month. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations came in next, claiming a share of 21.65% in December 2021, marking a 12.5% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 14.43% in December 2021, a 30% drop from November 2021.

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Computer Support Specialists registered a share of 6.19% in December 2021, a 45.45% decline over the previous month.


Top five healthcare companies in Asia-Pacific’s IT recruitment activity in December 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 38.26% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Asia-Pacific’s healthcare industry during December 2021 over previous month.

Ministry of Health, New South Wales, Australia posted 29 IT jobs in December 2021 and registered a decline of 38.3% over the previous month, followed by Bracket Global with 13 jobs and a 59.38% drop. CompuGroup Medical SE & Co. with 12 IT jobs and CitiusTech with 9 jobs, recorded a 25% drop and a 28.57% rise, respectively, while Signant Health recorded a 38.46% decline with 8 job postings during December 2021.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in Asia-Pacific’s healthcare industry

India commanded a leading presence in the region’s healthcare industry IT hiring activity with a 48.45% share in December 2021, a 36.49% decrease over November 2021. Australia featured next with a 41.24% share, down 20% over the previous month. New Zealand recorded a 4.12% share, a growth of 33.33% compared with November 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in December 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 74.23%, down by 16.28% from November 2021. Mid Level positions with a 19.59% share, registered a decline of 44.12% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 6.19% share, down 73.91% over November 2021.