Middle East & Africa witnessed a 4.8% drop in IT hiring activity in the aerospace, defence & security industry in September 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

September 2022 has seen a decrease of 4.28% in the overall hiring activity when compared with August 2022.

IT jobs accounted for an 8.29% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in September 2022, registering a decrease of 0.88% over the last three-month average share.

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

Database and Network Administrators and Architects Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Middle East & Africa with a share of 47.37% in September 2022, an 18.18% drop over the previous month. Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers came in next, claiming a share of 26.32% in September 2022, marking a 50% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Computer and Information Analysts with a share of 10.53% in September 2022, a 100% rise from August 2022.

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Computer Support Specialists registered a share of 10.53% in September 2022, a 100% rise over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 31.82% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Middle East & Africa’s aerospace, defence & security industry during September 2022 over previous month.

V2X posted 5 IT jobs in September 2022 and registered an increase of 25% over the previous month, followed by Hensoldt with 4 jobs and a flat growth. Elbit Systems with 3 IT jobs and Thales with 2 jobs, recorded an 81.25% drop and a 100% rise, respectively, while BlueHalo recorded a flat growth with 1 job postings during September 2022.

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

South Africa commanded a leading presence in the region’s aerospace, defence & security industry IT hiring activity with a 21.05% share in September 2022, a 300% increase over August 2022. Israel featured next with a 15.79% share, down 81.25% over the previous month. Qatar recorded a 15.79% share, a flat growth compared with August 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in September 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 42.11%, down by 50% from August 2022. Mid Level positions with a 42.11% share, registered a growth of 100% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 15.79% share, down 40% over August 2022.