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October 5, 2021

Europe’s aerospace, defence & security industry IT hiring activity drops 15.3% in August 2021

Europe witnessed a 15.3% drop in IT hiring activity in the aerospace, defence & security industry in August 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

August 2021 has seen a decrease of 19.61% in the overall hiring activity when compared with July 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 16.79% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in August 2021, registering an increase of 1.38% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in August 2021

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Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Europe with a share of 60.93% in August 2021, a 47.45% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 12.27% in August 2021, marking a 58.17% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Computer and Information Research Scientists with a share of 11% in August 2021, a 25% drop from July 2021.

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 9.45% in August 2021, a 23.86% decline over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 44.64% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Europe’s aerospace, defence & security industry during August 2021 over previous month.

Thales posted 193 IT jobs in August 2021 and registered a decline of 69.8% over the previous month, followed by The Boeing with 170 jobs and a 78.95% growth. Airbus with 81 IT jobs and Raytheon Technologies with 78 jobs, recorded a 48.08% drop and a 4% rise, respectively, while James Fisher and Sons recorded an 8.7% increase with 25 job postings during August 2021.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in Europe’s aerospace, defence & security industry

The UK commanded a leading presence in the region’s aerospace, defence & security industry IT hiring activity with a 32.86% share in August 2021, a 26.73% decrease over July 2021. France featured next with a 21.3% share, down 56.73% over the previous month. Germany recorded a 14.1% share, a drop of 57.08% compared with July 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 62.34%, down by 48.9% from July 2021. Mid Level positions with a 20.73% share, registered a decline of 50.34% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 16.93% share, down 1.64% over July 2021.

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