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July 19, 2021

North America’s aerospace, defence & security industry IT hiring activity rises 4.2% in June 2021

North America witnessed a 4.2% 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 7.86% in the overall hiring activity when compared with May 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 23.08% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in June 2021, registering decrease of 1.24% 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 North America with a share of 42.26% in June 2021, an 11.36% growth over the previous month. Computer and Information Research Scientists came in next, claiming a share of 22.81% in June 2021, marking a 15.61% month-on-month an increase. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 19.06% in June 2021, an 8.68% drop from May 2021.

Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 7.82% in June 2021, a 0.71% decline over the previous month.

Top five aerospace, defence & security companies in North America’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 13.84% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s aerospace, defence & security industry during June 2021 over previous month.

Raytheon Technologies posted 1,147 IT jobs in June 2021 and registered a an increase of 7.4% over the previous month, followed by Leidos Holdings with 700 jobs and a 6.17% drop. L3Harris Technologies with 574 IT jobs and The Boeing with 527 jobs, recorded a 197.41% growth and a 28.85% increase, respectively, while General Dynamics recorded a 17.76% decline with 514 job postings during June 2021.

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

The US commanded a leading presence in the region’s aerospace, defence & security industry IT hiring activity with a 97.7% share in June 2021, a 5.63% rise over May 2021. Canada featured next with a 1.98% share, up 21.84% over the previous month. Mexico recorded a 0.32% share, a growth of 41.67% compared with May 2021.

Mid Level job postings dominate in June 2021

Mid Level jobs held a share of 46.84%, up by 35.04% from May 2021. Junior Level positions with a 38.72% share, a decline of 22.9% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 14.04% share, up 53.16% over May 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.41%, recording a month-on-month growth of 46.67%.

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