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November 19, 2021updated 03 Dec 2021 7:18am

North America’s aerospace, defence & security industry IT hiring activity drops 2.2% in October 2021

North America witnessed a 2.2% drop 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 0.05% in the overall hiring activity when compared with September 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 25.27% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in October 2021, registering an increase of 0.46% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in October 2021

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in North America with a share of 51.63% in October 2021, a 15.1% drop over the previous month. Computer and Information Research Scientists came in next, claiming a share of 20.27% in October 2021, marking a 31.88% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 15.36% in October 2021, a 34.22% drop from September 2021.

Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 7% in October 2021, a 28.1% decline over the previous month.

Top five aerospace, defence & security companies in North America’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 decline of 9.61% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s aerospace, defence & security industry during October 2021 over previous month.

Raytheon Technologies posted 1,706 IT jobs in October 2021 and registered a decline of 22.45% over the previous month, followed by The Boeing with 1,331 jobs and a 37.16% drop. Lockheed Martin with 808 IT jobs and Leidos Holdings with 729 jobs, recorded an 114.89% rise and an 84.56% rise, respectively, while L3Harris Technologies recorded a 3.35% decline with 404 job postings during October 2021.

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 98.3% share in October 2021, a 25.05% decrease over September 2021. Canada featured next with a 1.48% share, down 3.3% over the previous month. Mexico recorded a 0.22% share, a growth of 116.67% compared with September 2021.

Mid Level job postings dominate in October 2021

Mid Level jobs held a share of 41.2%, down by 30.34% from September 2021. Junior Level positions with a 39.1% share, registered a decline of 21.13% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 19.12% share, down 18.41% over September 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.57%, recording a month-on-month decline of 8.11%.

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