Europe witnessed a 10.8% drop in IT hiring activity in the healthcare industry in August 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

August 2022 has seen a decrease of 7.39% in the overall hiring activity when compared with July 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 1.24% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in August 2022, registering a decrease of 0.14% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Europe with a share of 43.9% in August 2022, a 10% drop over the previous month. Computer and Information Analysts came in next, claiming a share of 29.27% in August 2022, marking a 20% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 21.95% in August 2022, a 10% drop from July 2022.

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Computer Support Specialists registered a share of 4.88% in August 2022, a 71.43% decline over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 166.67% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Europe’s healthcare industry during August 2022 over previous month.

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust posted 7 IT jobs in August 2022 and registered an increase of 600% over the previous month, followed by CompuGroup Medical SEKGaA with 6 jobs and a flat growth. Medical Research Council with 4 IT jobs and Huma Therapeutics with 4 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a flat growth, respectively, while Pharmacy2U recorded a 62.5% decline with 3 job postings during August 2022.

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

The UK commanded a leading presence in the region’s healthcare industry IT hiring activity with a 56.1% share in August 2022, a 34.29% decrease over July 2022. Belgium featured next with a 9.76% share, flat growth over the previous month. Spain recorded a 4.88% share, a drop of 66.67% compared with July 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 70.73%, down by 27.5% from July 2022. Mid Level positions with a 29.27% share, registered a growth of 9.09% compared with the previous month.