The global aerospace, defence and security industry experienced a 7% drop in new job postings related to cbrne in Q2 2023 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. This compares to a 62% increase versus Q2 2022. GlobalData’s Asia-Pacific Defense Spends on CBRN report provides a quantitative top-level view of projected spends on CBRN (Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear). Buy the report here.
Notably, Business and Financial Operations Occupations jobs accounted for a 15% share of the global aerospace, defence and security industry’s cbrne-related total new job postings in Q2 2023, up 30% over the prior quarter.
Business and Financial Operations Occupations drive cbrne-related hiring activity
Business and Financial Operations Occupations, with a share of 15%, emerged as the top cbrne-related job roles within the aerospace, defence and security industry in Q2 2023, with new job postings rising by 30% quarter-on-quarter. Transportation and Material Moving Occupations came in second with a share of 11% in Q2 2023, with new job postings rising by 6% over the previous quarter.
The other prominent cbrne roles include Office and Administrative Support Occupations with an 8% share in Q2 2023, Protective Service Occupations with a 7% share of new job postings.
Top five companies in aerospace, defence and security industry accounted for 44% of hiring activity
The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q2 2023 were V2X, Northrop Grumman, Leidos, RTX, and Huntington Ingalls Industries. Together they accounted for a combined share of 44% of all cbrne-related new jobs in the aerospace, defence and security industry.
Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 77.54% share of total new job postings, Q2 2023
The largest share of cbrne-related new job postings in the aerospace, defence and security industry in Q2 2023 was in the US with 77.54% followed by Kuwait (4.61%) and Canada (3.65%). The share represented by the US was two percentage points lower than the 79.54% share it accounted for in Q1 2023.
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