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October 27, 2021

Asia-Pacific’s aerospace, defence & security industry IT hiring activity rises 3.3% in September 2021

Asia-Pacific witnessed a 3.3% rise in IT hiring activity in the aerospace, defence & security industry in September 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

September 2021 has seen a decrease of 0.36% in the overall hiring activity when compared with August 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 29.91% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in September 2021, registering an increase of 0.5% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in September 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 68.84% in September 2021, a 1.12% rise over the previous month. Computer and Information Research Scientists came in next, claiming a share of 15.09% in September 2021, marking a 54.44% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 7.82% in September 2021, a 30.77% drop from August 2021.

Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 3.15% in September 2021, a 29.27% decline over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 3.35% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Asia-Pacific’s aerospace, defence & security industry during September 2021 over previous month.

The Boeing posted 613 IT jobs in September 2021 and registered an increase of 1.49% over the previous month, followed by Raytheon Technologies with 114 jobs and a 10.24% drop. Thales with 62 IT jobs and L3Harris Technologies with 37 jobs, recorded a 1.59% drop and a flat growth, respectively, while Leidos Holdings recorded a 9.76% decline with 37 job postings during September 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 60.91% share in September 2021, a 2.77% decrease over August 2021. Australia featured next with a 33.44% share, up 57.95% over the previous month. Singapore recorded a 2.61% share, a drop of 17.24% compared with August 2021.

Mid Level job postings dominate in September 2021

Mid Level jobs held a share of 51.57%, up by 4.17% from August 2021. Junior Level positions with a 37.57% share, registered a decline of 0.57% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 10.86% share, up 3.09% over August 2021.

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