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January 10, 2022updated 04 Feb 2022 11:24am

North America’s aerospace, defence & security industry IT hiring activity drops 8.4% in December 2021

By Carmen

North America witnessed an 8.4% drop in IT hiring activity in the aerospace, defence & security industry in December 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

December 2021 has seen a decrease of 8.28% in the overall hiring activity when compared with November 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 26.92% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in December 2021, registering a decrease of 0.18% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in North America with a share of 55.28% in December 2021, a 20.77% drop over the previous month. Computer and Information Research Scientists came in next, claiming a share of 19.35% in December 2021, marking a 37.69% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 13.06% in December 2021, a 35.9% drop from November 2021.

Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 5.38% in December 2021, a 31.86% decline over the previous month.

Top five aerospace, defence & security companies in North America’s IT recruitment activity in December 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 32.02% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s aerospace, defence & security industry during December 2021 over previous month.

The Boeing posted 1,425 IT jobs in December 2021 and registered a decline of 32.97% over the previous month, followed by L3Harris Technologies with 1,122 jobs and a 172.99% growth. Leidos Holdings with 544 IT jobs and Raytheon Technologies with 543 jobs, recorded a 17.33% drop and a 70.87% drop, respectively, while Lockheed Martin recorded a 55.08% decline with 380 job postings during December 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 98.08% share in December 2021, a 29.22% decrease over November 2021. Canada featured next with a 1.86% share, down 19.33% over the previous month. Mexico recorded a 0.06% share, a drop of 66.67% compared with November 2021.

Mid Level job postings dominate in December 2021

Mid Level jobs held a share of 44.45%, down by 27.38% from November 2021. Junior Level positions with a 36.38% share, registered a decline of 32.37% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 18.58% share, down 27.38% over November 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.6%, recording a month-on-month growth of 3.33%.

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