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May 31, 2021

France aerospace, defence & security industry IT recruitment activity rises 35.1% in April 2021

France aerospace, defence & security industry registered a 35.1% 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 an increased by 21.63% in April 2021 compared with March 2021.

Out of the aerospace, defence & security industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 7.48% share in April 2021, recording an increase of 1.51% over the last three-month average share.

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

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 98.4% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of France aerospace, defence & security industry in April 2021.

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1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 62% in April 2021, a 47.62% growth over the previous month.

2) Computer and Information Research Scientists claimed an 11.6% share, an increase of 107.14% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 11.2%, registering a 6.67% decline from March 2021.

4) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations captured a share of 11.2%, up 47.37% over the previous month.

Top five aerospace, defence & security companies in France 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 growth of 27.32% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of France aerospace, defence & security industry during April 2021 over March 2021.

Thales posted 191 IT jobs in April 2021 and registered a rise of 73.64% over the previous month, followed by Naval Group with 18 jobs and a 68.97% drop. Safran with 17 IT jobs and Airbus with 17 jobs, recorded a 466.67% growth and a 26.09% decline, respectively, while Leidos Holdings recorded a flat growth with 4 job postings during April 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in April 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 70.8%, up by 26.43% from March 2021. Mid Level positions with a 19.2% share, a growth of 26.32% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 10% share, up 38.89% over March 2021.

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