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July 26, 2021

UK aerospace, defence & security industry IT recruitment activity rises 14.7% in June 2021

The UK aerospace, defence & security industry registered a 14.7% rise in IT hiring activity in June 2021 compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics index.

The industry’s overall hiring an increased by 6.29% in June 2021 compared with May 2021.

Out of the aerospace, defence & security industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 23.36% share in June 2021, recording an increase of 1.67% over the last three-month average share.

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

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 96.48% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK aerospace, defence & security industry in June 2021.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 43.61% in June 2021, a 39.44% growth over the previous month.

2) Computer and Information Analysts claimed an 18.5% share, an increase of 75% over the previous month.

3) Computer and Information Research Scientists held a share of 12.33%, registering a 27.27% rise from May 2021.

4) Computer Support Specialists captured a share of 11.89%, up 125% over the previous month.

Top five aerospace, defence & security companies in the UK IT recruitment activity in June 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 25% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK aerospace, defence & security industry during June 2021 over May 2021.

Leidos Holdings posted 59 IT jobs in June 2021 and registered a rise of 7.27% over the previous month, followed by Raytheon Technologies with 49 jobs and a 75% growth. L3Harris Technologies with 21 IT jobs and Thales with 14 jobs, recorded a 133.33% growth and a 30% decline, respectively, while Airbus recorded a flat growth with 12 job postings during June 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in June 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 56.39%, up by 5.79% from May 2021. Mid Level positions with a 31.28% share, a growth of 86.84% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 11.89% share, up 28.57% over May 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.44%, recording a month-on-month an flat growth.

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