The global aerospace, defence & security industry noticed a 5.6% rise in IT hiring activity in June 2021 over the previous month, led by Raytheon Technologies’s 18.86% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The aerospace, defence & security industry’s overall hiring activity an increased 6.97% when compared with May 2021.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for a 20.87% share of the global aerospace, defence & security industry’s hiring activity in June 2021, down 0.49% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of June 2021 were 1.56% lower compared with the previous month.

The decrease was a result of 2.86% higher job postings as compared to job closures during the month.

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Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers drive aerospace, defence & security IT hiring activity

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers with a share of 44.54% emerged as the top IT occupation in the aerospace, defence & security hiring activity in June 2021, a 13.53% an increase over the previous month. Computer and Information Research Scientists came in second with a share of 20.49% in June 2021, up 15.74% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Database and Network Administrators and Architects with an 18% share in June 2021, decline of 8.71% over the previous month, and Computer and Information Analysts with an 8.08% share in June 2021 and rise of 11.09% over May 2021.

Top five aerospace, defence & security companies by recruitment activity in June 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average an increase of 13.33% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global aerospace, defence & security industry during June 2021 over May 2021.

Raytheon Technologies posted 1,286 IT jobs in June 2021 and registered a rise of 12.61% over the previous month, followed by The Boeing with 802 jobs and an 18.29% rise. Leidos Holdings with 795 IT jobs and L3Harris Technologies with 643 jobs, recorded an 11.27% decline and an 189.64% growth, respectively, while General Dynamics recorded a 17.67% drop with 522 job postings during June 2021.

Regional composition of IT hiring in aerospace, defence & security industry

North America emerged as the leading region in the global aerospace, defence & security IT hiring activity in June 2021 with a 78.57% share, which marked a 6% growth over the previous month.

Europe stood next with 12.54%, registering a 12.95% month-on-month an increase.Asia-Pacific was the third leading region with a 7.71% share and a 30.2% rise over May 2021.

In the fourth place was Middle East & Africa with a share of 0.91% and a month-on-month growth of 24%. South & Central America stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 0.26%, registering a 14.29% drop over the previous month.