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December 16, 2021

Europe’s aerospace, defence & security industry IT hiring activity drops 5.7% in November 2021

Europe witnessed a 5.7% drop in IT hiring activity in the aerospace, defence & security industry in November 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

November 2021 has seen a decrease of 0.34% in the overall hiring activity when compared with October 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 17.43% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in November 2021, registering a decrease of 1.7% over the last three-month average share.

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

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Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Europe with a share of 64.73% in November 2021, a 33.38% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 15.33% in November 2021, marking an 11.97% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 8.04% in November 2021, a 22.86% drop from October 2021.

Computer and Information Research Scientists registered a share of 5.51% in November 2021, a 55.42% decline over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 13.88% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Europe’s aerospace, defence & security industry during November 2021 over previous month.

Thales posted 218 IT jobs in November 2021 and registered a decline of 3.96% over the previous month, followed by The Boeing with 123 jobs and a 39.11% drop. Raytheon Technologies with 47 IT jobs and James Fisher and Sons with 36 jobs, recorded a 74.07% rise and a 9.09% rise, respectively, while Blue Origin recorded a 20.45% decline with 35 job postings during November 2021.

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 36.61% share in November 2021, a 16.89% decrease over October 2021. France featured next with a 24.11% share, down 36.72% over the previous month. Germany recorded a 12.65% share, a drop of 46.2% compared with October 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in November 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 66.07%, down by 26.85% from October 2021. Mid Level positions with a 19.2% share, registered a decline of 32.46% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 14.43% share, down 37.01% over October 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.3%, recording a month-on-month growth of 100%.

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