The global mining industry experienced a 14% drop in new job postings related to artificial intelligence in Q3 2023 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. This compares to a 14% decrease versus Q3 2022. GlobalData’s Mining: Hiring Trends & Signals Q3 2023 report reveals comprehensive insights into hiring patterns, job roles, required skills, geographical trends, and key themes within the mining industry, facilitating anticipation of future workforce needs. Buy the report here.
Notably, Computer and Mathematical Occupations jobs accounted for a 22% share of the global mining industry’s artificial intelligence-related total new job postings in Q3 2023, up 22% over the prior quarter.
Computer and Mathematical Occupations drive artificial intelligence-related hiring activity
Computer and Mathematical Occupations, with a share of 22%, emerged as the top artificial intelligence-related job roles within the mining industry in Q3 2023, with new job postings rising by 22% quarter-on-quarter. Architecture and Engineering Occupations came in second with a share of 10% in Q3 2023, with new job postings dropping by 23% over the previous quarter.
The other prominent artificial intelligence roles include Management Occupations with a 9% share in Q3 2023, Business and Financial Operations Occupations with a 4% share of new job postings.
Top five companies in mining industry accounted for 64% of hiring activity
The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2023 were ABB, Caterpillar, Deere & Co, Vale, and Rio Tinto. Together they accounted for a combined share of 64% of all artificial intelligence-related new jobs in the mining industry.
ABB posted 450 artificial intelligence-related new jobs in Q3 2023, Caterpillar 114 jobs, Deere & Co 100 jobs, Vale 94 jobs, and Rio Tinto 56 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.
Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 28.10% share of total new job postings, Q3 2023
The largest share of artificial intelligence-related new job postings in the mining industry in Q3 2023 was in the US with 28.10% followed by Canada (10.60%) and India (7.14%). The share represented by the US was three percentage points higher than the 24.76% share it accounted for in Q2 2023.
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