South & Central America witnessed a 1.5% drop in IT hiring activity in the aerospace, defence & security industry in May 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

May 2022 has seen a decrease of 7.44% in the overall hiring activity when compared with April 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 15.6% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in May 2022, registering an increase of 2.95% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in South & Central America with a share of 61.54% in May 2022, a 46.67% drop over the previous month. Computer and Information Analysts came in next, claiming a share of 23.08% in May 2022, marking a flat month-on-month increase. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 7.69% in May 2022, a 50% drop from April 2022.

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

Top five aerospace, defence & security companies in South & Central America’s IT recruitment activity in May 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average flat growth in the overall IT recruitment activity of South & Central America’s aerospace, defence & security industry during May 2022 over previous month.

Lockheed Martin posted 10 IT jobs in May 2022 and registered a decline of 50% over the previous month, followed by Thales with 3 jobs and a flat growth. with IT jobs and with jobs, recorded a flat growth and a flat growth, respectively, while recorded a flat growth with job postings during May 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in South & Central America’s aerospace, defence & security industry

Puerto Rico commanded a leading presence in the region’s aerospace, defence & security industry IT hiring activity with a 76.92% share in May 2022, a 50% decrease over April 2022. Colombia featured next with a 15.38% share, flat growth over the previous month. Chile recorded a 7.69% share, a flat growth compared with April 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in May 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 84.62%, down by 26.67% from April 2022. Mid Level positions with a 7.69% share, registered a decline of 50% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 7.69% share, down 75% over April 2022.