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October 28, 2021

Europe’s aerospace, defence & security industry IT hiring activity rises 1.2% in September 2021

Europe witnessed a 1.2% rise in IT hiring activity in the aerospace, defence & security industry in September 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

September 2021 has seen an increase of 1.35% in the overall hiring activity when compared with August 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 17.83% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in September 2021, registering an increase of 1.08% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in September 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 62.74% in September 2021, a 15.8% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 15.24% in September 2021, marking a 20.88% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Computer and Information Research Scientists with a share of 9.14% in September 2021, a 20.48% drop from August 2021.

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 6.23% in September 2021, a 42.31% decline over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 17.1% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Europe’s aerospace, defence & security industry during September 2021 over previous month.

Thales posted 219 IT jobs in September 2021 and registered a decline of 6.01% over the previous month, followed by The Boeing with 119 jobs and a 52.21% drop. Airbus with 105 IT jobs and Raytheon Technologies with 58 jobs, recorded a 20.69% rise and a 24.68% drop, respectively, while General Dynamics recorded an 1133.33% increase with 37 job postings during September 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 29.92% share in September 2021, a 16.28% decrease over August 2021. France featured next with a 24.65% share, down 3.78% over the previous month. Germany recorded an 18.98% share, a growth of 22.32% compared with August 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in September 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 63.3%, down by 12.62% from August 2021. Mid Level positions with a 22.3% share, registered a growth of 5.23% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 14.27% share, down 37.2% over August 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.14%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.

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