Where are pharmaceutical companies focusing their big data recruiting efforts?
Big data is an area that has seen rapid growth in various industries in recent years, especially among pharmaceutical companies.
The numbers show that the number of new big data roles announced for these companies has increased in recent months as companies in the industry seek to expand their capabilities.
The number of newly advertised positions stood at 813 in the first quarter of 2021. This is against 507 in the fourth quarter of 2020 and compared to 480 in the third quarter of 2020.
The numbers are compiled by GlobalData, which tracks the number of new job postings from key companies in various industries over time. Using textual analysis, these vacancies are then categorized by topic.
GlobalData’s thematic approach to industry activity seeks to aggregate key business information by topic to see which companies are best positioned to weather the disruptions that arise in their industry.
These key themes, which include big data, are chosen to cover “any issue that prevents a CEO from sleeping at night”.
By following them through job postings, it allows us to see which companies are leading the way on specific issues and which are dragging their feet – and most importantly where the market is growing and contracting.
Where are companies hiring for big data careers in the pharmaceutical industry?
Looking at the top pharmaceutical companies tracked by GlobalData, the United States is currently seeing the most big data-related job postings. In the last quarter, the country recorded 383 advertisements, compared to 240 in the fourth quarter of 2020 and 244 in the third quarter of 2020.
At the city level, Bengaluru (India) had the most recently announced big data roles in Q1 2021 with 38, followed by Warsaw (Poland) with 36 and Hyderabad (India) with 30.
Where do we see the greatest growth for Big Data roles in pharmaceuticals?
The biggest growth area has been the United States – which saw 230 big data jobs in Q4 2020, rising to 383 in Q1 2021.
In terms of cities, companies are increasingly hiring big data in Hyderabad – with 30 positions in the last quarter – compared to zero in the previous one.
GlobalData’s unique employment analysis helps understand hiring trends, strategies and predictive signals across all industries, themes, companies and geographies. Intelligent web crawlers capture data from publicly available sources. Key parameters include active, posted and closed jobs, duration of posting, experience, seniority level, qualifications and skills.