The global aerospace, defence and security industry experienced an 8% drop in new job postings related to big data in Q3 2022 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics. This compares to an 8% decrease in the previous quarter and an 11% increase versus Q3 2021.

Notably, Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers jobs accounted for a 19% share of the global aerospace, defence and security industry’s big data-related total new job postings in Q3 2022, down 13% over the prior quarter.






Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers drive big data-related hiring activity

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers, with a share of 19%, emerged as the top big data-related job roles within the aerospace, defence and security industry in Q3 2022, with new job postings drop by 13% quarter-on-quarter. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in second with a share of 5% in Q3 2022, with new job postings drop by 16% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent big data roles include Computer and Information Research Scientists with a 5% share in Q3 2022, Miscellaneous Engineers with a 4% share of new job postings.



Top five companies in aerospace, defence and security industry accounted for 16% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2022 were Boeing, Raytheon Technologies, Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin. Together they accounted for a combined share of 16% of all big data-related active jobs in the aerospace, defence and security industry.

Boeing posted 1,918 big data-related new jobs in Q3 2022, Raytheon Technologies 1,354 jobs, Northrop Grumman 1,124 jobs, and Lockheed Martin 766 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.



Hiring activity was driven by the US with an 81% share of total active job postings, Q3 2022

The largest share of big data-related new job postings in the aerospace, defence and security industry in Q3 2022 was in the US with 81% followed by India (4%) and France (4%). The share represented by the US was -1% lower than the 82% share it accounted for in Q2 2022.








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