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December 21, 2021

Middle East & Africa’s aerospace, defence & security industry IT hiring activity drops 0.8% in November 2021

Middle East & Africa witnessed a 0.8% 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 5.66% in the overall hiring activity when compared with October 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 7.29% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in November 2021, registering a decrease of 0.46% 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 Middle East & Africa with a share of 33.33% in November 2021, a 9.09% rise over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 30.56% in November 2021, marking a 10% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Computer and Information Research Scientists with a share of 13.89% in November 2021, a 16.67% drop from October 2021.

Computer Support Specialists registered a share of 11.11% in November 2021, a 60% decline over the previous month.

Top five aerospace, defence & security companies in Middle East & Africa’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 growth of 9.38% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Middle East & Africa’s aerospace, defence & security industry during November 2021 over previous month.

Elbit Systems posted 14 IT jobs in November 2021 and registered a flat growth over the previous month, followed by Vectrus with 13 jobs and an 8.33% growth. Thales with 5 IT jobs and Pacific Architects and Engineers with 2 jobs, recorded a 25% rise and a flat growth, respectively, while ICTS International recorded a flat growth with 1 job postings during November 2021.

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

Israel commanded a leading presence in the region’s aerospace, defence & security industry IT hiring activity with a 41.67% share in November 2021, a flat growth over October 2021. Kuwait featured next with a 19.44% share, down 12.5% over the previous month. Qatar recorded an 11.11% share, a drop of 42.86% compared with October 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in November 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 55.56%, down by 16.67% from October 2021. Entry Level positions with a 27.78% share, registered a growth of 66.67% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with a 16.67% share, down 33.33% over October 2021.

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