Canada’s aerospace, defence & security industry registered a 6.9% drop in IT hiring activity in August 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring a decreased by 4.15% in August 2021 when compared with July 2021.

Out of the aerospace, defence & security industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 20.56% share in August 2021, recording an increase of 0.13% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in Canada’s aerospace, defence & security industry’s IT recruitment activity in August 2021

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 98.33% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s aerospace, defence & security industry in August 2021.

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1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 55% in August 2021, registering a 31.96% decline over the previous month.

2) Computer and Information Analysts claimed a 19.17% share, a flat growth over the previous month.

3) Computer Support Specialists held a share of 10%, registering a 33.33% rise from July 2021.

4) Database and Network Administrators and Architects captured a share of 7.5%, down 62.5% over the previous month.

Top five aerospace, defence & security companies in Canada’s IT recruitment activity in August 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 20% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s aerospace, defence & security industry during August 2021 over July 2021.

Raytheon Technologies posted 39 IT jobs in August 2021 and registered a rise of 457.14% over the previous month, followed by CAE with 25 jobs and a 13.79% drop. Thales with 20 IT jobs and The Boeing with 13 jobs, recorded a 72.97% decline and a 13.33% decrease, respectively, while Teledyne Technologies recorded an increase of 10% with 11 job postings during August 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 56.67%, down by 26.09% from July 2021. Mid Level positions with a 30.83% share, registered a decline of 22.92% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 12.5% share, down 40% over July 2021.