Europe witnessed a 15.5% drop in IT hiring activity in the aerospace, defence & security industry in November 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

November 2022 has seen a decrease of 23.45% in the overall hiring activity when compared with October 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 10.57% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in November 2022, registering an increase of 0.3% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in November 2022

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Europe with a share of 47.41% in November 2022, a 48.48% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 22.91% in November 2022, marking a 41.92% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Computer and Information Research Scientists with a share of 12.55% in November 2022, a 44.25% drop from October 2022.

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Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 7.37% in November 2022, a 41.27% decline over the previous month.

Top five aerospace, defence & security companies in Europe’s IT recruitment activity in November 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 34.18% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Europe’s aerospace, defence & security industry during November 2022 over previous month.

Airbus posted 122 IT jobs in November 2022 and registered a decline of 3.17% over the previous month, followed by Thales with 103 jobs and a 33.97% drop. Leidos Holdings with 33 IT jobs and James Fisher and Sons with 27 jobs, recorded a 560% rise and a 67.47% drop, respectively, while QinetiQ Group recorded a 75.25% decline with 25 job postings during November 2022.

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

The UK commanded a leading presence in the region’s aerospace, defence & security industry IT hiring activity with a 33.47% share in November 2022, a 47.5% decrease over October 2022. Germany featured next with a 25.7% share, down 51.5% over the previous month. France recorded a 17.73% share, a drop of 60.09% compared with October 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in November 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 62.55%, down by 50.39% from October 2022. Mid Level positions with a 25.9% share, registered a decline of 30.48% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 11.16% share, down 41.67% over October 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 0.4%, recording a month-on-month decline of 33.33%.