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January 5, 2022updated 04 Feb 2022 11:44am

Australia’s aerospace, defence & security industry IT recruitment activity drops 2.5% in December 2021

By Srinivas Mangipudi

Australia’s aerospace, defence & security industry registered a 2.5% drop in IT hiring activity in December 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 17.01% in December 2021 when compared with November 2021.

Out of the aerospace, defence & security industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 29.81% share in December 2021, recording an increase of 0.59% over the last three-month average share.

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

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 99.5% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Australia’s aerospace, defence & security industry in December 2021.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 41.21% in December 2021, registering a 5.75% decline over the previous month.

2) Computer and Information Research Scientists claimed a 35.68% share, an increase of 73.17% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 14.57%, registering an 11.54% rise from November 2021.

4) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations captured a share of 5.03%, up 66.67% over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 12.5% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Australia’s aerospace, defence & security industry during December 2021 over November 2021.

The Boeing posted 105 IT jobs in December 2021 and registered a rise of 8.25% over the previous month, followed by Leidos Holdings with 25 jobs and a 26.47% drop. Thales with 22 IT jobs and Lockheed Martin with 15 jobs, recorded a 4.76% growth and an 87.5% growth, respectively, while L3Harris Technologies recorded a flat growth with 13 job postings during December 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in December 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 52.76%, up by 0.96% from November 2021. Mid Level positions with a 31.66% share, registered an increase of 28.57% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 15.58% share, down 8.82% over November 2021.

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