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November 22, 2021updated 03 Dec 2021 7:09am

Middle East & Africa’s aerospace, defence & security industry IT hiring activity rises 0.4% in October 2021

Middle East & Africa witnessed a 0.4% rise 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 9.45% in the overall hiring activity when compared with September 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 6.61% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in October 2021, registering a decrease of 1.67% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in October 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 28.95% in October 2021, a 266.67% rise over the previous month. Computer Support Specialists came in next, claiming a share of 26.32% in October 2021, marking a 400% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 26.32% in October 2021, a 28.57% drop from September 2021.

Computer and Information Research Scientists registered a share of 15.79% in October 2021, a 14.29% decline over the previous month.

Top five aerospace, defence & security companies in Middle East & Africa’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 growth of 59.09% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Middle East & Africa’s aerospace, defence & security industry during October 2021 over previous month.

Elbit Systems posted 14 IT jobs in October 2021 and registered an increase of 180% over the previous month, followed by Vectrus with 12 jobs and a 9.09% growth. Raytheon Technologies with 4 IT jobs and Thales with 3 jobs, recorded a 300% rise and a 40% drop, respectively, while The Boeing recorded a flat growth with 2 job postings during October 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 39.47% share in October 2021, a 200% increase over September 2021. Kuwait featured next with a 21.05% share, down 27.27% over the previous month. Qatar recorded an 18.42% share, a growth of 75% compared with September 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 60.53%, up by 15% from September 2021. Mid Level positions with a 23.68% share, registered a growth of 125% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 15.79% share, up 50% over September 2021.

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