The North American aerospace, defence and security industry experienced a 12% drop in new job postings in Q4 2023 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by RTX with 6,241 job postings, according to GlobalData’s analysis of aerospace, defence and security company job postings. GlobalData’s Aerospace, Defense & Security: Hiring Trends & Signals Q4 2023 report reveals comprehensive insights into hiring patterns, job roles, required skills, geographical trends, and key themes within the industry, facilitating anticipation of future workforce needs. Buy the report here.

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Notably, Architecture and Engineering Occupations jobs accounted for a 19% share of the North American aerospace, defence and security industry’s total new job postings in Q4 2023, drop 0.12% over the prior quarter.

Architecture and Engineering Occupations drive aerospace, defence and security industry hiring activity

Architecture and Engineering Occupations, with a share of 19% new job postings, was the occupation with the greatest hiring activity in the North American aerospace, defence and security industry in Q4 2023 , ahead of Computer and Mathematical Occupations with an 18% share of new job postings.

The other prominent roles included Management Occupations with a 9% share in Q4 2023, Business and Financial Operations Occupations with a 7% share and Production Occupations with a 6% share of new job postings.

Top five companies accounted for 50% of hiring activity

RTX posted 6,241 jobs in Q4 2023 and registered a growth of 0.55% over the previous quarter, followed by Northrop Grumman with 4,404 jobs and a 13% drop. Leidos, with 4,169 jobs, and Lockheed Martin, with 3,593 jobs, recorded 0.5% drop and a 39% drop, respectively, while L3Harris Technologies recorded a 11% increase with a 3,382 new job postings during Q4 2023.

Regional analysis of hiring in the North American aerospace, defence and security industry, Q4 2023

The US held the leading share of the North American aerospace, defence and security hiring activity with a 95.72% share, a 12% decrease over Q3 2023. Canada was next with 3.88%, four-percentage-point down over the previous quarter.

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This content was updated on 6 January 2024

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