Middle East & Africa witnessed a 2.5% rise in IT hiring activity in the aerospace, defence & security industry in May 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

May 2022 has seen an increase of 2.06% in the overall hiring activity when compared with April 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 6.61% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in May 2022, registering an increase of 0.58% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Middle East & Africa with a share of 43.48% in May 2022, a 41.18% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 39.13% in May 2022, marking a 350% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Computer and Information Analysts with a share of 8.7% in May 2022, a 33.33% drop from April 2022.

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Computer Support Specialists registered a share of 8.7% in May 2022, a flat growth over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 58.33% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Middle East & Africa’s aerospace, defence & security industry during May 2022 over previous month.

Elbit Systems posted 9 IT jobs in May 2022 and registered a decline of 18.18% over the previous month, followed by Vectrus with 7 jobs and a 600% growth. Airbus with 1 IT job and Leidos Holdings with 1 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a flat growth, respectively, while Lockheed Martin recorded a flat growth with 1 job postings during May 2022.

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

Israel commanded a leading presence in the region’s aerospace, defence & security industry IT hiring activity with a 39.13% share in May 2022, a 40% decrease over April 2022. Kuwait featured next with a 26.09% share, up 500% over the previous month. United Arab Emirates recorded an 8.7% share, a growth of 100% compared with April 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in May 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 73.91%, up by 6.25% from April 2022. Entry Level positions with a 21.74% share, registered a growth of 25% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with a 4.35% share, down 50% over April 2022.