Middle East & Africa witnessed a 14.6% drop in IT hiring activity in the aerospace, defence & security industry in August 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

August 2022 has seen a decrease of 3.62% in the overall hiring activity when compared with July 2022.

IT jobs accounted for an 8.26% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in August 2022, registering a decrease of 1.29% over the last three-month average share.

Database and Network Administrators and Architects Occupations leads by classification in August 2022

Database and Network Administrators and Architects Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Middle East & Africa with a share of 44% in August 2022, a flat growth over the previous month. Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers came in next, claiming a share of 40% in August 2022, marking a 42.86% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Computer Support Specialists with a share of 8% in August 2022, a 100% rise from July 2022.

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Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 4% in August 2022, a flat growth over the previous month.

Top five aerospace, defence & security companies in Middle East & Africa’s IT recruitment activity in August 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 43.75% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Middle East & Africa’s aerospace, defence & security industry during August 2022 over previous month.

Elbit Systems posted 16 IT jobs in August 2022 and registered an increase of 45.45% over the previous month, followed by V2X with 3 jobs and a 40% drop. Leidos Holdings with 2 IT jobs and Airbus with 1 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a flat growth, respectively, while BlueHalo recorded a flat growth with 1 job postings during August 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in Middle East & Africa’s aerospace, defence & security industry

Israel commanded a leading presence in the region’s aerospace, defence & security industry IT hiring activity with a 64% share in August 2022, a 45.45% increase over July 2022. South Sudan featured next with an 8% share, flat growth over the previous month. Bahrain recorded an 8% share, a flat growth compared with July 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 64%, flat growth from July 2022. Entry Level positions with a 20% share, registered a growth of 25% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with a 16% share, flat growth over July 2022.