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August 10, 2022updated 11 Aug 2022 9:08am

North America’s aerospace, defence & security industry IT hiring activity drops 10.6% in July 2022

By Carmen

North America witnessed a 10.6% drop in IT hiring activity in the aerospace, defence & security industry in July 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

July 2022 has seen a decrease of 10.53% in the overall hiring activity when compared with June 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 19.1% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in July 2022, registering an increase of 0.16% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in July 2022

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in North America with a share of 44.48% in July 2022, a 31.88% drop over the previous month. Computer and Information Research Scientists came in next, claiming a share of 24.05% in July 2022, marking a 26.32% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 19.14% in July 2022, a 42.21% drop from June 2022.

Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 5.85% in July 2022, a 39.49% decline over the previous month.

Top five aerospace, defence & security companies in North America’s IT recruitment activity in July 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 35.13% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s aerospace, defence & security industry during July 2022 over previous month.

Northrop Grumman posted 569 IT jobs in July 2022 and registered a decline of 17.42% over the previous month, followed by Raytheon Technologies with 520 jobs and a 7.96% drop. The Boeing with 476 IT jobs and General Dynamics with 474 jobs, recorded a 22.73% drop and a 70.23% drop, respectively, while L3Harris Technologies recorded a 27.03% increase with 423 job postings during July 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in North America’s aerospace, defence & security industry

The US commanded a leading presence in the region’s aerospace, defence & security industry IT hiring activity with a 98.46% share in July 2022, a 33.62% decrease over June 2022. Canada featured next with a 1.18% share, down 24.56% over the previous month. Mexico recorded a 0.36% share, a growth of 85.71% compared with June 2022.

Mid Level job postings dominate in July 2022

Mid Level jobs held a share of 48.57%, down by 32.58% from June 2022. Junior Level positions with a 34.71% share, registered a decline of 34.78% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 16.31% share, down 31.8% over June 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 0.41%, recording a month-on-month decline of 54.55%.

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