Europe witnessed a 1.4% drop in IT hiring activity in the healthcare industry in February 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

February 2022 has seen a decrease of 6.88% in the overall hiring activity when compared with January 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 2.27% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in February 2022, registering an increase of 0.08% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in February 2022

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Europe with a share of 60% in February 2022, a 77.27% rise over the previous month. Computer Support Specialists came in next, claiming a share of 16.92% in February 2022, marking a 26.67% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 12.31% in February 2022, a 60% rise from January 2022.

Database and Network Administrators and Architects registered a share of 6.15% in February 2022, a 33.33% decline over the previous month.

Top five healthcare companies in Europe’s IT recruitment activity in February 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 73.08% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Europe’s healthcare industry during February 2022 over previous month.

CompuGroup Medical SE & Co. posted 29 IT jobs in February 2022 and registered an increase of 61.11% over the previous month, followed by Biowink with 6 jobs and a 500% growth. Elanco Animal Health with 4 IT jobs and Oak Street Health with 3 jobs, recorded a 33.33% rise and a flat growth, respectively, while Ramsay Health Care recorded a 25% decline with 3 job postings during February 2022.

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

Germany commanded a leading presence in the region’s healthcare industry IT hiring activity with a 49.23% share in February 2022, a 45.45% increase over January 2022. The UK featured next with a 15.38% share, down 41.18% over the previous month. Netherlands recorded a 9.23% share, a flat growth compared with January 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in February 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 84.62%, up by 14.58% from January 2022. Mid Level positions with a 10.77% share, registered a flat growth compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 4.62% share, down 40% over January 2022.