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November 16, 2021updated 03 Dec 2021 7:06am

Australia’s aerospace, defence & security industry IT recruitment activity drops 2.4% in October 2021

Australia’s aerospace, defence & security industry registered a 2.4% drop in IT hiring activity in October 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 11.87% in October 2021 when compared with September 2021.

Out of the aerospace, defence & security industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 32.9% share in October 2021, recording an increase of 3.63% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in Australia’s aerospace, defence & security industry’s IT recruitment activity in October 2021

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 98.65% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Australia’s aerospace, defence & security industry in October 2021.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 42.34% in October 2021, registering a 31.88% decline over the previous month.

2) Computer and Information Research Scientists claimed a 23.42% share, a decrease of 48.51% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 14.41%, registering a 6.67% rise from September 2021.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 12.16%, up 170% over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 20.68% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Australia’s aerospace, defence & security industry during October 2021 over September 2021.

The Boeing posted 107 IT jobs in October 2021 and registered a drop of 33.95% over the previous month, followed by Leidos Holdings with 57 jobs and a 62.86% growth. Thales with 34 IT jobs and Lockheed Martin with 8 jobs, recorded a 47.83% flat growth and a flat growth, respectively, while Raytheon Technologies recorded a decline of 89.13% with 5 job postings during October 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 63.96%, down by 4.7% from September 2021. Mid Level positions with a 22.97% share, registered a decline of 30.14% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 13.06% share, down 58.57% over September 2021.

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