Cloud is an area that has seen rapid growth across a variety of industries in recent years – not least among military equipment and technologies companies.

Figures show that the number of new cloud roles being advertised for these companies has increased in recent months – with firms across the industry looking to expand their capabilities.

The number of newly advertised roles stood at 5,059 in Q1 2021. That’s up from 4,155 in Q4 2020 and up from 3,742 in Q3 2020.

The figures are compiled by GlobalData, which track 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.

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

By tracking them across job advertisements, it 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.

Where are companies hiring for cloud careers in aerospace and defence?

Looking across key military equipment and technologies companies tracked by GlobalData, the US is currently seeing the largest number of cloud job advertisements. Last quarter the country saw 4,025 advertisements – up from 3,560 in Q4 2020 and 3,219 in Q3 2020.

On a city level, Reston (US) had the most newly advertised cloud roles in Q1 2021 with 230, followed by Aurora, (US) with 193, and Annapolis, (US) with 149.

Where is seeing the most growth for cloud roles in aerospace and defence?

The biggest growth area has been in the US – which saw 2,735 job adverts for the cloud in Q4 2020, increasing to 4,025 in Q1 2021.

In terms of cities, firms are increasing cloud hires in Ho Chi Minh City – with 15 roles in the latest quarter – up from zero in the previous one.