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July 4, 2022updated 05 Jul 2022 10:45am

Middle East & Africa’s aerospace, defence & security industry IT hiring activity drops 2.7% in June 2022

By Carmen

Middle East & Africa witnessed a 2.7% drop in IT hiring activity in the aerospace, defence & security industry in June 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

June 2022 has seen an increase of 0.13% in the overall hiring activity when compared with May 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 9.49% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in June 2022, registering a decrease of 0.07% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in June 2022

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Middle East & Africa with a share of 38.46% in June 2022, a 9.09% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 26.92% in June 2022, marking a 30% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Computer and Information Analysts with a share of 15.38% in June 2022, a 33.33% rise from May 2022.

Computer and Information Research Scientists registered a share of 7.69% in June 2022, a flat growth over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 3.7% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Middle East & Africa’s aerospace, defence & security industry during June 2022 over previous month.

Elbit Systems posted 16 IT jobs in June 2022 and registered an increase of 60% over the previous month, followed by Vectrus with 4 jobs and a 75% drop. Thales with 4 IT jobs and Airbus with 1 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a flat growth, respectively, while Astronics recorded a flat growth with 1 job postings during June 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 61.54% share in June 2022, a 60% increase over May 2022. Saudi Arabia featured next with a 7.69% share, up 100% over the previous month. United Arab Emirates recorded a 7.69% share, a flat growth compared with May 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in June 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 61.54%, down by 40.74% from May 2022. Mid Level positions with a 23.08% share, registered a growth of 500% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 15.38% share, down 33.33% over May 2022.

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