The global mining industry experienced an 1% rise in new job postings related to cybersecurity in Q3 2022 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics. This compares to an 1% increase in the previous quarter and an 104% increase versus Q3 2021.

Notably, Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers jobs accounted for an 11% share of the global mining industry’s cybersecurity-related total new job postings in Q3 2022, down 9% over the prior quarter.





Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers drive cybersecurity-related hiring activity

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers, with a share of 11%, emerged as the top cybersecurity-related job roles within the mining industry in Q3 2022, with new job postings drop by 9% quarter-on-quarter. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in second with a share of 9% in Q3 2022, with new job postings rising by 28% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent cybersecurity roles include Electrical and Electronics Engineers with a 4% share in Q3 2022, Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters with a 4% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in mining industry accounted for 5% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2022 were Eaton Corporation, ABB , Caterpillar and ThyssenKrupp . Together they accounted for a combined share of 5% of all cybersecurity-related active jobs in the mining industry.

Eaton Corporation posted 897 cybersecurity-related new jobs in Q3 2022, ABB 105 jobs, Caterpillar 96 jobs, and ThyssenKrupp 81 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 41% share of total active job postings, Q3 2022

The largest share of cybersecurity-related new job postings in the mining industry in Q3 2022 was in the US with 41% followed by India (21%) and China (4%). The share represented by the US was 3% higher than the 38% share it accounted for in Q2 2022.





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