United States aerospace, defence & security industry IT recruitment activity declines 2.4% in April 2021
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US aerospace, defence & security industry IT recruitment activity declines 2.4% in April 2021

21 May 2021 (Last Updated June 7th, 2021 12:53)

US aerospace, defence & security industry IT recruitment activity declines 2.4%  in April 2021

The US aerospace, defence & security industry registered a 2.4% decline in IT hiring activity in April 2021 compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics index.

The industry’s overall hiring decreased by 1.38% in April 2021 compared with March 2021.

Out of the aerospace, defence & security industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 24.69% share in April 2021, recording decrease of 0.75% over the last three-month average share.

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

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 97.16% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US aerospace, defence & security industry in April 2021.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 40.99% in April 2021, a 12.07% drop over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 21.96% share, decline of 8.69% over the previous month.

3) Computer and Information Research Scientists held a share of 20.36%, registering a 17.03% decline from March 2021.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 8.76%, down 7.64% over the previous month.

Top five aerospace, defence & security companies in the US IT recruitment activity in April 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 9.77% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US aerospace, defence & security industry during April 2021 over March 2021.

Raytheon Technologies posted 992 IT jobs in April 2021 and registered a drop of 22.74% over the previous month, followed by Leidos Holdings with 776 jobs and a 9.03% drop. General Dynamics with 611 IT jobs and Lockheed Martin with 532 jobs, recorded a 7.38% growth and a 9.92% increase, respectively, while Northrop Grumman recorded a 17.49% decline with 349 job postings during April 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in April 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 61.95%, up by 48.95% from March 2021. Mid Level positions with a 27.9% share, a decline of 46.59% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 9.57% share, down 47.85% over March 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.58%, recording a month-on-month decline of 22.86%.

Methodology:

GlobalData’s unique Job analytics enables understanding of hiring trends, strategies, and predictive signals across sectors, themes, companies, and geographies. Intelligent web crawlers capture data from publicly available sources. Key parameters include active, posted and closed jobs, posting duration, experience, seniority level, educational qualifications and skills.