The global mining industry experienced a 41% drop in new job postings related to cloud in Q2 2023 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. This compares to a 47% decrease versus Q2 2022. The growing application of Cloud will prove to have a transformative impact across multiple sectors. GlobalData’s Cloud Market Size, Share and Trends, Analysis and Forecast report helps keep abreast of the latest trends in Cloud, market opportunity forecast and the competitive landscape. Buy the report here.

Notably, Computer and Mathematical Occupations jobs accounted for a 46% share of the global mining industry’s cloud-related total new job postings in Q2 2023, down 37% over the prior quarter.

Computer and Mathematical Occupations drive cloud-related hiring activity

Computer and Mathematical Occupations, with a share of 46%, emerged as the top cloud-related job roles within the mining industry in Q2 2023, with new job postings drop by 37% quarter-on-quarter. Management Occupations came in second with a share of 9% in Q2 2023, with new job postings dropping by 47% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent cloud roles include Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations with a 4% share in Q2 2023, Business and Financial Operations Occupations with a 3% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in mining industry accounted for 40% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q2 2023 were Caterpillar, Cummins, ABB, Deere & Co, and Norsk Hydro. Together they accounted for a combined share of 40% of all cloud-related new jobs in the mining industry.

Caterpillar posted 126 cloud-related new jobs in Q2 2023, Cummins 106 jobs, ABB 84 jobs, Deere & Co 61 jobs, and Norsk Hydro 49 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 39.12% share of total new job postings, Q2 2023

The largest share of cloud-related new job postings in the mining industry in Q2 2023 was in the US with 39.12% followed by India (12.32%) and Canada (7.00%). The share represented by the US was four percentage points higher than the 35.08% share it accounted for in Q1 2023.

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This content was updated on 24 July 2023

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