North America witnessed a 2.2% rise in IT hiring activity in the healthcare industry in October 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

October 2021 has seen a decrease of 2.47% in the overall hiring activity when compared with September 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 1.13% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in October 2021, registering an increase of 0.09% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in October 2021

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in North America with a share of 40.28% in October 2021, a 14.29% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 18.75% in October 2021, marking a 40.87% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Computer Support Specialists with a share of 14.29% in October 2021, a 15.41% drop from September 2021.

Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 12.56% in October 2021, a 3.83% rise over the previous month.

Top five healthcare companies in North America’s IT recruitment activity in October 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 0.32% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s healthcare industry during October 2021 over previous month.

HCA Healthcare posted 241 IT jobs in October 2021 and registered a decline of 3.6% over the previous month, followed by CVS Health with 188 jobs and a 3.09% drop. McKesson with 77 IT jobs and Mayo Clinic with 68 jobs, recorded a 13.24% rise and a 3.03% rise, respectively, while Sanford Health recorded a 4.26% increase with 49 job postings during October 2021.

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

The US commanded a leading presence in the region’s healthcare industry IT hiring activity with a 98.73% share in October 2021, a 2.96% decrease over September 2021. Canada featured next with a 1.27% share, down 33.33% over the previous month. recorded a flat share, a flat growth compared with September 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 55.9%, down by 4.17% from September 2021. Mid Level positions with a 22.74% share, registered a decline of 2.72% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 20.78% share, down 3.49% over September 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.58%, recording a month-on-month growth of 42.86%.