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May 27, 2021updated 09 May 2022 4:52am

IT hiring in global aerospace, defence & security industry declines 0.6% in April 2021

The global aerospace, defence & security industry noticed a 0.6% decline in IT hiring activity in April 2021 over the previous month, led by Raytheon Technologies’s 18.21% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The aerospace, defence & security industry’s overall hiring activity an increased 0.84% when compared with March 2021.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for a 21.45% share of the global aerospace, defence & security industry’s hiring activity in April 2021, down 0.56% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of April 2021 were 0.18% higher compared with the previous month.

The increase was a result of 0.35% lower job postings as compared to job closures during the month.


Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers drive aerospace, defence & security IT hiring activity

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers with a share of 43.97% emerged as the top IT occupation in the aerospace, defence & security hiring activity in April 2021, an 8.18% decline over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in second with a share of 20.62% in April 2021, down 8.61% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Computer and Information Research Scientists with an 18.71% share in April 2021, decline of 14.72% over the previous month, and Computer and Information Analysts with a 7.82% share in April 2021 and drop of 9.67% over March 2021.


Top five aerospace, defence & security companies by recruitment activity in April 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 6.09% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global aerospace, defence & security industry during April 2021 over March 2021.

Raytheon Technologies posted 1,088 IT jobs in April 2021 and registered a drop of 20.58% over the previous month, followed by Leidos Holdings with 958 jobs and a 3.9% rise. General Dynamics with 619 IT jobs and Lockheed Martin with 534 jobs, recorded an 8.79% an increase and a 9.88% growth, respectively, while The Boeing recorded a 15.96% drop with 474 job postings during April 2021.

Regional composition of IT hiring in aerospace, defence & security industry

North America emerged as the leading region in the global aerospace, defence & security IT hiring activity in April 2021 with a 79.63% share, which marked an 11.38% drop over the previous month.

Europe stood next with 11.88%, registering a 2.2% month-on-month decline.Asia-Pacific was the third leading region with a 7.1% share and an 8.16% rise over March 2021.

In the fourth place was Middle East & Africa with a share of 1.16% and a month-on-month drop of 2.82%. South & Central America stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 0.23%, registering a 27.27% an increase over the previous month.

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