The global mining industry experienced a 39% drop in new job postings related to cybersecurity in Q2 2023 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. This compares to a 47% decrease versus Q2 2022. GlobalData’s Cybersecurity in Mining – Thematic Research market report provides a detailed understanding on how Cybersecurity impacts the value chain in the Mining sector, and the leading Cybersecurity adopters and vendors in the market. Buy the report here.

Notably, Computer and Mathematical Occupations jobs accounted for a 24% share of the global mining industry’s cybersecurity-related total new job postings in Q2 2023, down 38% 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 Q2 2023, with new job postings drop by 38% quarter-on-quarter. Management Occupations came in second with a share of 11% in Q2 2023, with new job postings dropping by 16% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent cybersecurity roles include Business and Financial Operations Occupations with a 7% share in Q2 2023, Architecture and Engineering Occupations with a 4% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in mining industry accounted for 36% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q2 2023 were ABB, Cummins, Caterpillar, Constellium, and Norsk Hydro. Together they accounted for a combined share of 36% of all cybersecurity-related new jobs in the mining industry.

ABB posted 95 cybersecurity-related new jobs in Q2 2023, Cummins 81 jobs, Caterpillar 66 jobs, Constellium 56 jobs, and Norsk Hydro 47 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 26.11% share of total new job postings, Q2 2023

The largest share of cybersecurity-related new job postings in the mining industry in Q2 2023 was in the US with 26.11% followed by India (11.46%) and Canada (9.29%). The share represented by the US was one percentage point higher than the 25.55% share it accounted for in Q1 2023.

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This content was updated on 24 July 2023

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