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November 12, 2021

Asia-Pacific’s aerospace, defence & security industry IT hiring activity drops 3.8% in October 2021

Asia-Pacific witnessed a 3.8% drop in IT hiring activity in the aerospace, defence & security industry in October 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

October 2021 has seen a decrease of 3.39% in the overall hiring activity when compared with September 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 30.62% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in October 2021, registering an increase of 0.32% over the last three-month average share.

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

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Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Asia-Pacific with a share of 69.08% in October 2021, a 29.32% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 10.21% in October 2021, marking a 12.2% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Computer and Information Research Scientists with a share of 9.08% in October 2021, a 52.24% drop from September 2021.

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 5.25% in October 2021, a 37.04% rise over the previous month.

Top five aerospace, defence & security companies in Asia-Pacific’s IT recruitment activity in October 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 29.64% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Asia-Pacific’s aerospace, defence & security industry during October 2021 over previous month.

The Boeing posted 455 IT jobs in October 2021 and registered a decline of 35.37% over the previous month, followed by Raytheon Technologies with 71 jobs and a 39.83% drop. Thales with 66 IT jobs and Leidos Holdings with 58 jobs, recorded a 4.76% rise and a 56.76% rise, respectively, while Cubic recorded a 37.5% decline with 10 job postings during October 2021.

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

India commanded a leading presence in the region’s aerospace, defence & security industry IT hiring activity with a 59.01% share in October 2021, a 32.79% decrease over September 2021. Australia featured next with a 31.49% share, down 23.97% over the previous month. Singapore recorded a 3.26% share, a drop of 25.81% compared with September 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 45.25%, down by 12.36% from September 2021. Mid Level positions with a 44.4% share, registered a decline of 36.38% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 10.35% share, down 41.13% over September 2021.

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