Europe witnessed a 4.1% 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 2.12% in the overall hiring activity when compared with November 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 2.24% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in December 2021, registering a decrease of 0.26% over the last three-month average share.


Computer Support Specialists Occupations leads by classification in December 2021

Computer Support Specialists Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Europe with a share of 26.67% in December 2021, a 433.33% rise over the previous month. Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers came in next, claiming a share of 26.67% in December 2021, marking a 67.35% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 23.33% in December 2021, a 75% rise from November 2021.

Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 11.67% in December 2021, a 40% rise over the previous month.


Top five healthcare companies in Europe’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 14.89% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Europe’s healthcare industry during December 2021 over previous month.

CompuGroup Medical SE & Co. posted 20 IT jobs in December 2021 and registered a decline of 28.57% over the previous month, followed by Penticton Regional Hospital with 8 jobs and a 166.67% growth. Elanco Animal Health with 4 IT jobs and Ramsay Health Care with 4 jobs, recorded a 300% rise and a flat growth, respectively, while Signant Health recorded a 63.64% decline with 4 job postings during December 2021.

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 35% share in December 2021, a 22.22% decrease over November 2021. The UK featured next with a 28.33% share, up 54.55% over the previous month. Canada recorded a 16.67% share, a growth of 100% compared with November 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in December 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 71.67%, down by 12.24% from November 2021. Entry Level positions with a 16.67% share, registered a decline of 47.37% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with 10% share, flat growth over November 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 1.67%, recording a month-on-month decline of 66.67%.