The global healthcare industry noticed a 4.7% drop in IT hiring activity in September 2021 over the previous month, led by Cognizant Technology Solutions 25.51% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The healthcare industry’s overall hiring activity declined 0.18% when compared with August 2021.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for a 14.39% share of the global healthcare industry’s hiring activity in September 2021, down 0.18% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of September 2021 were 6.61% lower when compared with the previous month.

The decrease was a result of 12.3% higher job postings as compared to job closures during the month.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers drive healthcare IT hiring activity

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers with a share of 79.73% emerged as the top IT occupation in the healthcare hiring activity in September 2021, a 15.69% decline over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in second with a share of 8.96% in September 2021, down 17.73% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a 6% share in September 2021, a decline of 13.78% over the previous month, and Computer and Information Analysts with a 3.45% share in September 2021 and a drop of 10.42% over August 2021.

Top five healthcare companies by recruitment activity in September 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 12.69% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global healthcare industry during September 2021 over August 2021.

Cognizant Technology Solutions posted 9,791 IT jobs in September 2021 and registered a drop of 11.97% over the previous month, followed by Accenture with 7,738 jobs and a 34.1% decline. International Business Machines with 7,240 IT jobs and AT&T with 1,149 jobs, recorded a 26.26% growth and a 2.96% rise, respectively, while DXC Technology recorded a 10.79% drop with 1,141 job postings during September 2021.

Regional composition of IT hiring in healthcare industry

Asia-Pacific emerged as the leading region in the global healthcare IT hiring activity in September 2021 with a 51.06% share, which marked a 31.93% drop over the previous month.

North America stood next with 38.38%, registering a 20.59% month-on-month growth. Europe was the third leading region with an 8.81% share and a 10.67% drop over August 2021.

In the fourth place was Haryana with a share of 0.72% and a month-on-month rise of 7.75%. South & Central America stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 0.55%, registering an 18.7% decrease over the previous month.