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August 18, 2021

US aerospace, defence & security industry IT recruitment activity declines 5.0% in July 2021

The US aerospace, defence & security industry registered a 5.0% decline in IT hiring activity in July 2021 compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics index.

The industry’s overall hiring decreased by 2.89% in July 2021 compared with June 2021.

Out of the aerospace, defence & security industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 22.17% share in July 2021, recording decrease of 1.34% over the last three-month average share.

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

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 96.94% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US aerospace, defence & security industry in July 2021.

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1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 45.94% in July 2021, an 8.26% drop over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 19.37% share, decline of 10.16% over the previous month.

3) Computer and Information Research Scientists held a share of 18.68%, registering a 32.58% decline from June 2021.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 7.6%, down 15.63% over the previous month.

Top five aerospace, defence & security companies in the US 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 decline of 10.47% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US aerospace, defence & security industry during July 2021 over June 2021.

Raytheon Technologies posted 1,090 IT jobs in July 2021 and registered a drop of 11.38% over the previous month, followed by Leidos Holdings with 768 jobs and a 9.71% growth. General Dynamics with 514 IT jobs and Lockheed Martin with 400 jobs, recorded a 1.15% drop and a 24.81% decline, respectively, while The Boeing recorded a 29.59% decline with 376 job postings during July 2021.

Mid Level job postings dominate in July 2021

Mid Level jobs held a share of 48.74%, down by 12.93% from June 2021. Junior Level positions with a 37.05% share, a decline of 17.96% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 13.65% share, down 10.28% over June 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.56%, recording a month-on-month decline of 10.71%.

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