Europe witnessed a 7.3% rise in IT hiring activity in the aerospace, defence & security industry in September 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

September 2022 has seen an increase of 21.91% in the overall hiring activity when compared with August 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 10.02% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in September 2022, registering a decrease of 0.84% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in September 2022

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Europe with a share of 52.25% in September 2022, an 114.21% rise over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 18.61% in September 2022, marking a 12.12% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Computer and Information Research Scientists with a share of 11.55% in September 2022, a 69.81% rise from August 2022.

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Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 7.19% in September 2022, a 36.59% rise over the previous month.

Top five aerospace, defence & security companies in Europe’s IT recruitment activity in September 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 230.56% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Europe’s aerospace, defence & security industry during September 2022 over previous month.

Airbus posted 160 IT jobs in September 2022 and registered an increase of 135.29% over the previous month, followed by Rheinmetall with 120 jobs and a 900% growth. Thales with 81 IT jobs and James Fisher and Sons with 77 jobs, recorded an 80% rise and a 305.26% rise, respectively, while Hensoldt recorded a flat growth with 38 job postings during September 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in Europe’s aerospace, defence & security industry

Germany commanded a leading presence in the region’s aerospace, defence & security industry IT hiring activity with a 33.63% share in September 2022, a 120.17% increase over August 2022. The UK featured next with a 32.86% share, up 16.89% over the previous month. France recorded an 18.23% share, a growth of 75.31% compared with August 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in September 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 68.04%, up by 77.26% from August 2022. Mid Level positions with a 20.54% share, registered a decline of 3.03% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with an 11.04% share, up 168.75% over August 2022.