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December 10, 2021updated 17 Jan 2022 3:24pm

Europe is seeing a hiring boom in military industry digitalization roles

Europe was the fastest-growing region for digitalization hiring among military industry companies in the three months ending October.

By Michael Goodier

The number of roles in Europe made up 14.9 per cent of total digitalization jobs – up from 5.1 per cent in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a 4.9 year-on-year percentage point change in digitalization roles.

The figures are compiled by GlobalData, which tracks the number of new job postings from key companies in various sectors over time. Using textual analysis, these job advertisements are then classified thematically.

GlobalData's thematic approach to sector activity seeks to group key company information by topic to see which companies are best placed to weather the disruptions coming to their industries.

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These key themes, which include digitalization, are chosen to cover "any issue that keeps a CEO awake at night".

Tracking them across job advertisements allows us to see which companies are leading the way on specific issues and which are dragging their heels - and importantly where the market is expanding and contracting.

Which countries are seeing the most growth for digitalization roles in the military industry?

The fastest-growing country was France, which saw one per cent of all digitalization job adverts in the three months ending July last year, increasing to 4.9 per cent in the three months ending October this year.

That was followed by India (up 3.5 percentage points), Germany (up 2.3), and the United Kingdom (up 1.6).

The top country for digitalization roles in the military industry is the United States which saw 69.6 per cent of all roles in the three months ending October.

Which cities are the biggest hubs for digitalization workers in the military industry?

Some 6.9 per cent of all military industry digitalization roles were advertised in El Segundo (United States) in the three months ending October - more than any other city.

That was followed by Tucson (United States) with 6.9 per cent, East Hartford (United States) with 3.3 per cent, and Bengaluru (India) with 2.5 per cent.

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