Europe witnessed a 4.5% drop in IT hiring activity in the aerospace, defence & security industry in October 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

October 2021 has seen an increase of 4.31% in the overall hiring activity when compared with September 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 17.24% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in October 2021, registering a decrease of 0.96% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in October 2021

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Europe with a share of 68.96% in October 2021, a 0.19% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 12.68% in October 2021, marking a 22.58% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Computer and Information Research Scientists with a share of 7.93% in October 2021, a 9.09% drop from September 2021.

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 6.87% in October 2021, a 4% rise over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 1.92% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Europe’s aerospace, defence & security industry during October 2021 over previous month.

Thales posted 197 IT jobs in October 2021 and registered a decline of 15.81% over the previous month, followed by Airbus with 145 jobs and a 34.26% growth. The Boeing with 120 IT jobs and Leidos Holdings with 53 jobs, recorded a 36.17% drop and a 430% rise, respectively, while Rohde & SchwarzKG recorded a 43.75% increase with 46 job postings during October 2021.

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

France commanded a leading presence in the region’s aerospace, defence & security industry IT hiring activity with a 28.53% share in October 2021, an 11.92% increase over September 2021. The UK featured next with a 28.4% share, down 17.94% over the previous month. Germany recorded a 19.29% share, a drop of 3.95% compared with September 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 64.6%, down by 5.05% from September 2021. Mid Level positions with a 20.61% share, registered a decline of 7.14% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 14.8% share, down 9.68% over September 2021.