The UK’s healthcare industry registered a 6.9% drop in IT hiring activity in September 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 9.32% in September 2021 when compared with August 2021.

Out of the healthcare industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed an 18.64% share in September 2021, recording an increase of 0.72% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in the UK’s healthcare industry’s IT recruitment activity in September 2021

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 100.34% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s healthcare industry in September 2021.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 60.2% in September 2021, registering an 8.29% decline over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed a 17.01% share, an increase of 19.05% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 11.56%, registering a 37.04% decline from August 2021.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 8.16%, up 60% over the previous month.

Top five healthcare companies in the UK’s IT recruitment activity in September 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 87.04% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s healthcare industry during September 2021 over August 2021.

Blue Prism Group posted 36 IT jobs in September 2021 and registered a rise of 800% over the previous month, followed by Cisco Systems with 22 jobs and a 29.41% growth. Zurich Insurance Group with 16 IT jobs and International Business Machines with 14 jobs, recorded a 5.88% decline and a 40% flat growth, respectively, while Aviva recorded an increase of 116.67% with 13 job postings during September 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in September 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 71.43%, down by 9.48% from August 2021. Mid Level positions with a 19.05% share, registered an increase of 3.7% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 9.18% share, down 3.57% over August 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.34%, recording a month-on-month decline of 80%.