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October 12, 2021updated 27 Oct 2021 10:55am

US aerospace, defence & security industry IT recruitment activity rises 6.6% in September 2021

The US’s aerospace, defence & security industry registered a 6.6% rise in IT hiring activity in September 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 2.13% in September 2021 when compared with August 2021.

Out of the aerospace, defence & security industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 25.09% share in September 2021, recording an increase of 1.22% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in the US’s aerospace, defence & security industry’s IT recruitment activity in September 2021

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 97.33% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US’s aerospace, defence & security industry in September 2021.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 46.17% in September 2021, registering an 18.46% decline over the previous month.

2) Computer and Information Research Scientists claimed a 22.06% share, a decrease of 12.51% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 17.49%, registering a 10.19% decline from August 2021.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 7.27%, down 12.54% over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 7.24% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US’s aerospace, defence & security industry during September 2021 over August 2021.

Raytheon Technologies posted 2,029 IT jobs in September 2021 and registered a drop of 18.9% over the previous month, followed by The Boeing with 1,598 jobs and a 13.48% drop. General Dynamics with 1,464 IT jobs and Leidos Holdings with 389 jobs, recorded a 149.4% flat growth and a 45.97% decrease, respectively, while L3Harris Technologies recorded a decline of 43.61% with 362 job postings during September 2021.

Mid Level job postings dominate in September 2021

Mid Level jobs held a share of 45.53%, down by 15.28% from August 2021. Junior Level positions with a 36.46% share, registered a decline of 13.39% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 17.56% share, down 11.19% over August 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.44%, recording a month-on-month decline of 16.22%.

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