Where are air force companies focusing their cloud hiring efforts?
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Where are airforce equipment and technologies companies focusing their cloud hiring efforts?

By Michael Goodier 31 Aug 2021

Companies are increasingly hiring for cloud roles in the aerospace and defence sector, but some parts of the world are proving more attractive than others

Where are airforce equipment and technologies companies focusing their cloud hiring efforts?
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Cloud is an area that has seen rapid growth across a variety of industries in recent years – not least among airforce equipment and technologies companies.

Figures show that the number of new cloud roles being advertised for these companies has increased in recent months – with firms across the industry looking to expand their capabilities.

The number of newly advertised roles stood at 4,928 in Q1 2021. That’s up from 4,154 in Q4 2020 and up from 3,724 in Q3 2020.

The figures are compiled by GlobalData, which tracks the number of new job postings from key companies in various sectors over time. Using textual analysis, these job advertisements are then classified thematically.

GlobalData’s thematic approach to sector activity seeks to group key company information by topic to see which companies are best placed to weather the disruptions coming to their industries.

These key themes, which include cloud, are chosen to cover “any issue that keeps a CEO awake at night”.

By tracking them across job advertisements, it allows us to see which companies are leading the way on specific issues and which are dragging their heels – and importantly where the market is expanding and contracting.

Where are companies hiring for cloud careers in aerospace and defence?

Looking across key airforce equipment and technologies companies tracked by GlobalData, the US is currently seeing the largest number of cloud job advertisements. Last quarter the country saw 3,918 advertisements – up from 3,559 in Q4 2020 and 3,206 in Q3 2020.

On a city level, Reston (US) had the most newly advertised cloud roles in Q1 2021 with 230, followed by Aurora, (US) with 193, and Annapolis, (US) with 149.

Where is seeing the most growth for cloud roles in aerospace and defence?

The biggest growth area has been in the US – which saw 2,705 job adverts for the cloud in Q4 2020, increasing to 3,918 in Q1 2021.

In terms of cities, firms are increasing cloud hires in East Pensacola Heights – with 12 roles in the latest quarter – up from zero in the previous one.


GlobalData’s unique Job analytics enables understanding of hiring trends, strategies, and predictive signals across sectors, themes, companies, and geographies. Intelligent web crawlers capture data from publicly available sources. Key parameters include active, posted and closed jobs, posting duration, experience, seniority level, educational qualifications and skills.