Hiring activity related to cloud increased by a CAGR of 53% in the pharmaceutical industry since 2020  

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The global pharmaceutical industry witnessed a 53% rise in compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in new job postings related to cloud since 2020, according to GlobalData's Job Analytics database. New job postings increased by 81% year-on-year in 2021, and by 30% year-on-year in 2022.  

Notably, computer and mathematical occupations jobs accounted for 49% share of the global pharmaceutical industry’s cloud-related new job postings since 2020.  

Computer and mathematical occupations drive cloud-related hiring activity  

Computer and mathematical occupations, with a share of 49%, emerged as the top cloud-related job roles within the pharmaceutical industry since 2020, with new job postings rising by 110% year-on-year in 2021 and rising by 31% year-on-year in 2022.    

Management occupations came in second with a share of 26%, with new job postings rising by 87% year-on-year in 2021 and rising by 33% year-on-year in 2022.  

 The other prominent cloud roles include architecture and engineering occupations with a 6% share, business and financial operations occupations with a 5% share and life, physical, and social science occupations with a 5% share.  

The top five companies in the pharmaceutical industry accounted for 36% of hiring activity

The top five companies, in terms of the number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, since 2020 were F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, GSK and Sanofi. Together they accounted for a combined share of 36% of all cloud-related new jobs in the pharmaceutical industry.  

 F. Hoffmann-La Roche posted 3,101 cloud-related jobs since 2020, followed by Johnson & Johnson with 2,403 jobs, and AstraZeneca with 2,312 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.  

 New job postings by F. Hoffmann-La Roche increased by 92% year-on-year in 2021 and rose by 0.4% year-on-year in 2022, while those by Johnson & Johnson increased by 148% in 2021 and rose by 28% in 2022.  

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 52% share of total new job postings since 2020  

The largest share of cloud-related new job postings in the pharmaceutical industry since 2020 was in the US with 52%, followed by India (11%) and the UK (5%). The share represented by the US remained unchanged in 2021 and 2022.

GlobalData, the leading provider of industry intelligence, provided the underlying data, research, and analysis used to produce this article.  

GlobalData’s Job Analytics database uses machine learning to uncover key insights from tracking daily job postings for thousands of companies globally. Proprietary analysis is used to group jobs into key thematic areas and granular sectors across the world’s largest industries.