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October 11, 2021updated 27 Oct 2021 11:36am

Australia’s aerospace, defence & security industry IT recruitment activity rises 21.8% in September 2021

Australia’s aerospace, defence & security industry registered a 21.8% rise in IT hiring activity in September 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 18.71% in September 2021 when compared with August 2021.

Out of the aerospace, defence & security industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 29.5% share in September 2021, recording a decrease of 0.34% over the last three-month average share.

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

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Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 99.68% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Australia’s aerospace, defence & security industry in September 2021.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 45.45% in September 2021, registering a 125.81% flat growth over the previous month.

2) Computer and Information Research Scientists claimed a 35.39% share, an increase of 94.64% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 11.36%, registering a 27.08% decline from August 2021.

4) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations captured a share of 3.9%, up 71.43% over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 67.06% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Australia’s aerospace, defence & security industry during September 2021 over August 2021.

The Boeing posted 149 IT jobs in September 2021 and registered a rise of 69.32% over the previous month, followed by Raytheon Technologies with 41 jobs and a 141.18% growth. L3Harris Technologies with 36 IT jobs and Leidos Holdings with 35 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a 10.26% decrease, respectively, while Thales recorded a decline of 11.54% with 23 job postings during September 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in September 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 47.73%, up by 48.48% from August 2021. Mid Level positions with a 30.52% share, registered an increase of 88% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 21.75% share, up 45.65% over August 2021.

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