The US’s aerospace, defence & security industry registered a 13.9% rise in IT hiring activity in August 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 11.58% in August 2021 when compared with July 2021.

Out of the aerospace, defence & security industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 23.38% share in August 2021, recording a decrease of 0.11% over the last three-month average share.

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

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 97.76% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US’s aerospace, defence & security industry in August 2021.

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1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 47.95% in August 2021, registering a 42.79% flat growth over the previous month.

2) Computer and Information Research Scientists claimed a 22.43% share, an increase of 70.86% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 16.58%, registering a 25% rise from July 2021.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 6.93%, up 36.77% over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 60.54% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US’s aerospace, defence & security industry during August 2021 over July 2021.

Raytheon Technologies posted 1,851 IT jobs in August 2021 and registered a rise of 46.21% over the previous month, followed by The Boeing with 1,563 jobs and a 141.95% growth. Lockheed Martin with 768 IT jobs and Leidos Holdings with 704 jobs, recorded an 85.06% flat growth and a 9.74% decrease, respectively, while L3Harris Technologies recorded an increase of 91.49% with 630 job postings during August 2021.

Mid Level job postings dominate in August 2021

Mid Level jobs held a share of 45.14%, up by 32.86% from July 2021. Junior Level positions with a 36.87% share, registered an increase of 38.94% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 17.6% share, up 80.2% over July 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.4%, recording a month-on-month increase of 12%.