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October 16, 2021updated 01 Nov 2021 10:07am

North America’s aerospace, defence & security industry IT hiring activity rises 6.1% in September 2021

North America witnessed a 6.1% rise in IT hiring activity in the aerospace, defence & security industry in September 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

September 2021 has seen an increase of 1.95% in the overall hiring activity when compared with August 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 24.9% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in September 2021, registering an increase of 1.16% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in September 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 46.25% in September 2021, an 18.82% drop over the previous month. Computer and Information Research Scientists came in next, claiming a share of 21.81% in September 2021, marking a 12.75% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 17.4% in September 2021, a 10.39% drop from August 2021.

Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 7.31% in September 2021, a 13.67% decline over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 7.52% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s aerospace, defence & security industry during September 2021 over previous month.

Raytheon Technologies posted 2,054 IT jobs in September 2021 and registered a decline of 19.32% over the previous month, followed by The Boeing with 1,608 jobs and a 13.55% drop. General Dynamics with 1,464 IT jobs and Leidos Holdings with 390 jobs, recorded a 149.4% rise and a 45.83% drop, respectively, while L3Harris Technologies recorded a 43.7% decline with 362 job postings during September 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 98.83% share in September 2021, a 13.9% decrease over August 2021. Canada featured next with a 1.09% share, down 33.04% over the previous month. Mexico recorded a 0.08% share, a drop of 57.14% compared with August 2021.

Mid Level job postings dominate in September 2021

Mid Level jobs held a share of 45.24%, down by 15.59% from August 2021. Junior Level positions with a 36.8% share, registered a decline of 13.73% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 17.53% share, down 11.66% over August 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.44%, recording a month-on-month decline of 16.22%.

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