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December 17, 2021

North America’s aerospace, defence & security industry IT hiring activity drops 3.6% in November 2021

North America witnessed a 3.6% 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 2.3% in the overall hiring activity when compared with October 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 26.55% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in November 2021, registering a decrease of 0.01% 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 North America with a share of 49.75% in November 2021, a 14.96% drop over the previous month. Computer and Information Research Scientists came in next, claiming a share of 21.04% in November 2021, marking a 13.26% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 14.37% in November 2021, a 17.18% drop from October 2021.

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 6.15% in November 2021, an 11.16% decline over the previous month.

Top five aerospace, defence & security companies in North America’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 decline of 20.37% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s aerospace, defence & security industry during November 2021 over previous month.

Raytheon Technologies posted 1,714 IT jobs in November 2021 and registered a decline of 14.43% over the previous month, followed by The Boeing with 1,420 jobs and a 33.55% drop. Lockheed Martin with 815 IT jobs and Leidos Holdings with 661 jobs, recorded a 9.54% drop and a 15.36% drop, respectively, while L3Harris Technologies recorded a 14.57% decline with 381 job postings during November 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 97.92% share in November 2021, a 14.22% decrease over October 2021. Canada featured next with a 1.88% share, up 15.53% over the previous month. Mexico recorded a 0.13% share, a drop of 38.46% compared with October 2021.

Mid Level job postings dominate in November 2021

Mid Level jobs held a share of 42.81%, down by 10.07% from October 2021. Junior Level positions with a 37.93% share, registered a decline of 17.3% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 18.82% share, down 14.05% over October 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.44%, recording a month-on-month decline of 28.21%.

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