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July 15, 2021

Middle East & Africa’s aerospace, defence & security industry IT hiring activity rises 11.1% in June 2021

Middle East & Africa witnessed an 11.1% 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 decrease of 10.2% in the overall hiring activity when compared with May 2021.

IT jobs accounted for an 8.37% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in June 2021, registering an increase of 2.19% 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 Middle East & Africa with a share of 35.48% in June 2021, an 83.33% growth over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 35.48% in June 2021, marking a 37.5% month-on-month an increase. In the third place was Computer and Information Research Scientists with a share of 25.81% in June 2021, a 45.45% growth from May 2021.

Computer Support Specialists registered a share of 1.61% in June 2021, an 87.5% decline over the previous month.

Top five aerospace, defence & security companies in Middle East & Africa’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 100% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Middle East & Africa’s aerospace, defence & security industry during June 2021 over previous month.

L3Harris Technologies posted 22 IT jobs in June 2021 and registered a an increase of 144.44% over the previous month, followed by Elbit Systems with 17 jobs and a 41.67% growth. Thales with 6 IT jobs and Raytheon Technologies with 4 jobs, recorded a 500% growth and a 100% increase, respectively, while Pacific Architects and Engineers recorded a 50% an increase with 3 job postings during June 2021.

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

Israel commanded a leading presence in the region’s aerospace, defence & security industry IT hiring activity with a 35.48% share in June 2021, a 69.23% rise over May 2021. Togo featured next with a 17.74% share, up 37.5% over the previous month. Qatar recorded an 11.29% share, a growth of 40% compared with May 2021.

Mid Level job postings dominate in June 2021

Mid Level jobs held a share of 45.16%, up by 154.55% from May 2021. Junior Level positions with a 41.94% share, a decline of 21.21% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 11.29% share, up 16.67% over May 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 1.61%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.

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