Middle East & Africa witnessed a 9.1% drop in IT hiring activity in the aerospace, defence & security industry in March 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

March 2022 has seen a decrease of 6.3% in the overall hiring activity when compared with February 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 9.98% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in March 2022, registering an increase of 0.11% over the last three-month average share.

Database and Network Administrators and Architects Occupations leads by classification in March 2022

Database and Network Administrators and Architects Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Middle East & Africa with a share of 37.5% in March 2022, a 21.05% drop over the previous month. Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers came in next, claiming a share of 27.5% in March 2022, marking a 22.22% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Computer and Information Analysts with a share of 12.5% in March 2022, a 66.67% rise from February 2022.

Computer and Information Research Scientists registered a share of 12.5% in March 2022, a 66.67% rise over the previous month.

Top five aerospace, defence & security companies in Middle East & Africa’s IT recruitment activity in March 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 17.86% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Middle East & Africa’s aerospace, defence & security industry during March 2022 over previous month.

Vectrus posted 14 IT jobs in March 2022 and registered a decline of 6.67% over the previous month, followed by Elbit Systems with 12 jobs and a 100% growth. Leidos Holdings with 3 IT jobs and Raytheon Technologies with 2 jobs, recorded a 50% drop and a 100% rise, respectively, while Precision Solutions recorded a flat growth with 2 job postings during March 2022.

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

Kuwait commanded a leading presence in the region’s aerospace, defence & security industry IT hiring activity with a 35% share in March 2022, a 6.67% decrease over February 2022. Israel featured next with a 30% share, up 71.43% over the previous month. Qatar recorded a 7.5% share, a growth of 50% compared with February 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in March 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 67.5%, flat growth from February 2022. Mid Level positions with a 25% share, registered a decline of 16.67% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 7.5% share, flat growth over February 2022.