European Pharma Recruitment Up in 2015

January 27, 2016

January 27, 2016.

European pharma sector vacancies grew in 2015 but at a smaller rate than in 2014, according to a report from recruitments companies Vacancysoft and Clinical Professionals.   By Q4 2015, an average month saw nearly 2800 vacancies across Europe, compared to just over 1800 vacancies per month in the same quarter of 2014. Science was the largest broad profession in pharma recruitment, accounting for just over half of all roles offered in Q4 2015. Within science, vacancies for regulatory affairs specialists and clinical researchers more than doubled over the last year. In the same period, sales roles represented 12% of all vacancies, and IT and marketing 9%. Outside science, branding was the fastest growing specialism.   In vacancy terms, the single biggest company in Q4 2015 was Novartis (9% of advertised roles), with Johnson & Johnson (also 9%) and Roche (7%) in second and third places. Glaxosmithkline, Bayer, and Novo Nordisk each advertised 5% of the total roles. However, Roche advertised more roles than any other pharmaceutical company over 2014-15.   For further information, read the report here.