The global healthcare industry noticed a 4.7% rise in IT hiring activity in March 2022 over the previous month, led by Intermountain Healthcare’s 13.42% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The healthcare industry’s overall hiring activity declined 3.35% when compared with February 2022.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for a 1.6% share of the global healthcare industry’s hiring activity in March 2022, up 0.22% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of March 2022 were 2.96% lower when compared with the previous month.

The decrease was a result of 5.67% 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 42.74% emerged as the top IT occupation in the healthcare hiring activity in March 2022, an 8.44% growth over the previous month. Computer and Information Analysts came in second with a share of 16.57% in March 2022, up 25.66% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a 15.72% share in March 2022, a growth of 49.31% over the previous month, and Computer Support Specialists with a 12.84% share in March 2022 and a rise of 17.65% over February 2022.

Top five healthcare companies by recruitment activity in March 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 20.81% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global healthcare industry during March 2022 over February 2022.

Intermountain Healthcare posted 460 IT jobs in March 2022 and registered a drop of 1.29% over the previous month, followed by Apria Healthcare Group with 455 jobs and a 139.47% growth. CVS Health with 196 IT jobs and Oak Street Health with 147 jobs, recorded a 4.39% decline and a 2.65% drop, respectively.

Regional composition of IT hiring in healthcare industry

North America emerged as the leading region in the global healthcare IT hiring activity in March 2022 with a 94.87% share, which marked a 9.24% rise over the previous month.

Asia-Pacific stood next with 2.74%, registering a 16.81% month-on-month decline. Europe was the third leading region with a 1.87% share and a 3.03% drop over February 2022.

In the fourth place was South & Central America with a share of 0.26% and a month-on-month rise of 12.5%. Middle East & Africa stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 0.26%, registering a 125% increase over the previous month.