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September 28, 2021updated 13 Dec 2021 10:04am

UK aerospace, defence & security industry IT recruitment activity drops 2.7% in August 2021

The UK’s aerospace, defence & security industry registered a 2.7% drop in IT hiring activity in August 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 3.17% in August 2021 when compared with July 2021.

Out of the aerospace, defence & security industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 20.91% share in August 2021, recording a decrease of 1.38% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in the UK’s aerospace, defence & security industry’s IT recruitment activity in August 2021

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 97.85% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s aerospace, defence & security industry in August 2021.

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1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 49.36% in August 2021, registering a 19.58% decline over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 16.31% share, a decrease of 51.9% over the previous month.

3) Computer and Information Research Scientists held a share of 12.88%, registering a 16.67% decline from July 2021.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 10.3%, down 11.11% over the previous month.

Top five aerospace, defence & security companies in the UK’s IT recruitment activity in August 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 13.09% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s aerospace, defence & security industry during August 2021 over July 2021.

Raytheon Technologies posted 49 IT jobs in August 2021 and registered a rise of 88.46% over the previous month, followed by The Boeing with 45 jobs and an 8.16% drop. Thales with 31 IT jobs and James Fisher and Sons with 25 jobs, recorded a 54.41% decline and an 8.7% flat growth, respectively, while Airbus recorded a decline of 36% with 16 job postings during August 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 68.24%, down by 17.62% from July 2021. Mid Level positions with a 25.75% share, registered a decline of 38.14% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 6.01% share, down 50% over July 2021.

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