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May 28, 2021

Australia aerospace, defence & security industry IT recruitment activity rises 2.2% in April 2021

Australia aerospace, defence & security industry registered a 2.2% rise in IT hiring activity in April 2021 compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics index.

The industry’s overall hiring decreased by 0.49% in April 2021 compared with March 2021.

Out of the aerospace, defence & security industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 26.51% share in April 2021, recording decrease of 0.02% over the last three-month average share.

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

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 102.86% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Australia aerospace, defence & security industry in April 2021.

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1) Computer and Information Research Scientists recorded a share of 47.62% in April 2021, a 19.05% growth over the previous month.

2) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers claimed a 33.33% share, decline of 42.62% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 11.43%, registering a 55.56% decline from March 2021.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 5.71%, down 53.85% over the previous month.

Top five aerospace, defence & security companies in Australia IT recruitment activity in April 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 29.77% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Australia aerospace, defence & security industry during April 2021 over March 2021.

The Boeing posted 33 IT jobs in April 2021 and registered a drop of 23.26% over the previous month, followed by Leidos Holdings with 17 jobs and a 29.17% drop. Raytheon Technologies with 15 IT jobs and Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems with 15 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a 40% decline, respectively, while Thales recorded a 50% decline with 12 job postings during April 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in April 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 58.1%, down by 7.58% from March 2021. Mid Level positions with a 24.76% share, a decline of 57.38% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 17.14% share, down 21.74% over March 2021.

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