North America witnessed a 3.3% rise 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 0.83% in the overall hiring activity when compared with November 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 1.22% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in December 2021, registering an increase of 0.07% over the last three-month average share.


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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in North America with a share of 46.81% in December 2021, a 15.76% rise over the previous month. Computer and Information Analysts came in next, claiming a share of 15.38% in December 2021, marking a 6.33% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Computer Support Specialists with a share of 13.15% in December 2021, a 13.97% rise from November 2021.

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Database and Network Administrators and Architects registered a share of 12.27% in December 2021, a 1.52% rise over the previous month.


Top five healthcare companies in North America’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 growth of 69.33% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s healthcare industry during December 2021 over previous month.

Intermountain Healthcare posted 307 IT jobs in December 2021 and registered an increase of 1818.75% over the previous month, followed by CVS Health with 208 jobs and a 2.35% drop. Oak Street Health with 161 IT jobs and HCA Healthcare with 146 jobs, recorded a 54.81% rise and a 5.04% rise, respectively, while McKesson recorded a 26.42% increase with 67 job postings during December 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 98.64% share in December 2021, an 11.74% increase over November 2021. Canada featured next with a 1.36% share, down 19.57% over the previous month.

Junior Level job postings dominate in December 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 59.27%, up by 8.45% from November 2021. Mid Level positions with a 21.94% share, registered a growth of 19.09% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 18.42% share, up 9.59% over November 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.37%, recording a month-on-month growth of 400%.