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July 22, 2021

Europe’s aerospace, defence & security industry IT hiring activity rises 11.3% in June 2021

Europe witnessed an 11.3% rise in IT hiring activity in the aerospace, defence & security industry in June 2021 compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics index.

June 2021 has seen an increase of 8.28% in the overall hiring activity when compared with May 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 13.81% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in June 2021, registering an increase of 0.54% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in June 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 50.18% in June 2021, a 10% growth over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 14.97% in June 2021, marking a 15.23% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Computer and Information Analysts with a share of 11.11% in June 2021, a 93.88% growth from May 2021.

Computer and Information Research Scientists registered a share of 10.53% in June 2021, a 3.45% rise over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 16.88% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Europe’s aerospace, defence & security industry during June 2021 over previous month.

Thales posted 331 IT jobs in June 2021 and registered a an increase of 17.38% over the previous month, followed by Airbus with 140 jobs and a 17.65% growth. Leidos Holdings with 72 IT jobs and Raytheon Technologies with 57 jobs, recorded a 27.27% decline and a 39.02% increase, respectively, while Saab recorded a 340% an increase with 44 job postings during June 2021.

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

France commanded a leading presence in the region’s aerospace, defence & security industry IT hiring activity with a 37.54% share in June 2021, a 21.59% rise over May 2021. the UK featured next with a 26.55% share, up 26.11% over the previous month. Germany recorded a 13.22% share, a drop of 1.74% compared with May 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in June 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 65.38%, up by 6.27% from May 2021. Mid Level positions with a 27.02% share, a growth of 63.83% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 7.49% share, down 23.81% over May 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.12%, recording a month-on-month decline of 83.33%.

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