The global mining industry experienced a 27% drop in new job postings related to cybersecurity in Q3 2023 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. This compares to a 61% 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.

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Notably, Computer and Mathematical Occupations jobs accounted for a 24% share of the global mining industry’s cybersecurity-related total new job postings in Q3 2023, down 26% over the prior quarter.

Computer and Mathematical Occupations drive cybersecurity-related hiring activity

Computer and Mathematical Occupations, with a share of 24%, emerged as the top cybersecurity-related job roles within the mining industry in Q3 2023, with new job postings drop by 26% quarter-on-quarter. Management Occupations came in second with a share of 13% in Q3 2023, with new job postings dropping by 15% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent cybersecurity roles include Architecture and Engineering Occupations with a 7% share in Q3 2023, Business and Financial Operations Occupations with a 6% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in mining industry accounted for 45% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2023 were ABB, Caterpillar, Orica, Rio Tinto, and Wartsila. Together they accounted for a combined share of 45% of all cybersecurity-related new jobs in the mining industry.

ABB posted 152 cybersecurity-related new jobs in Q3 2023, Caterpillar 68 jobs, Orica 50 jobs, Rio Tinto 31 jobs, and Wartsila 30 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 28.63% share of total new job postings, Q3 2023

The largest share of cybersecurity-related new job postings in the mining industry in Q3 2023 was in the US with 28.63% followed by India (10.82%) and Canada (9.73%). The share represented by the US was four percentage points higher than the 24.98% share it accounted for in Q2 2023.

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This content was updated on 8 October 2023

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