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August 30, 2021updated 13 Dec 2021 10:06am

Canada aerospace, defence & security industry IT recruitment activity rises 25.1% in July 2021

Canada aerospace, defence & security industry registered a 25.1% rise in IT hiring activity in July 2021 compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics index.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 19.66% in July 2021 compared with June 2021.

Out of the aerospace, defence & security industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 19.8% share in July 2021, recording an increase of 1.03% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in Canada aerospace, defence & security industry’s IT recruitment activity in July 2021

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 98.69% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada aerospace, defence & security industry in July 2021.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 58.82% in July 2021, a 32.35% growth over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 16.34% share, an increase of 733.33% over the previous month.

3) Computer and Information Analysts held a share of 10.46%, registering a 220% rise from June 2021.

4) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations captured a share of 7.19%, down 57.69% over the previous month.

Top five aerospace, defence & security companies in Canada IT recruitment activity in July 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 58.14% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada aerospace, defence & security industry during July 2021 over June 2021.

Thales posted 72 IT jobs in July 2021 and registered a rise of 278.95% over the previous month, followed by CAE with 25 jobs and a 13.79% drop. Teledyne Technologies with 16 IT jobs and L3Harris Technologies with 14 jobs, recorded a 100% growth and a 22.22% decline, respectively, while The Boeing recorded a 25% decline with 9 job postings during July 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in July 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 56.21%, up by 13.16% from June 2021. Mid Level positions with a 27.45% share, a growth of 20% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 15.03% share, up 360% over June 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 1.31%, recording a month-on-month increase of 100%.

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