The global auto industry experienced a 2% rise in new job postings related to cybersecurity in Q3 2022 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s whitepaper on Cybersecurity in Automotive – Hiring Activity in Q3 2022. This compares to an 213% increase versus Q3 2021.
Notably, Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers jobs accounted for an 11% share of the global auto industry’s cybersecurity-related total new job postings in Q3 2022, up 12% over the prior quarter.
Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers, with a share of 11%, emerged as the top cybersecurity-related job roles within the auto industry in Q3 2022, with new job postings rising by 12% quarter-on-quarter. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in second with a share of 4% in Q3 2022, with new job postings rising by 43% over the previous quarter.
The other prominent cybersecurity roles include Miscellaneous Engineers with a 3% share in Q3 2022, Computer and Information Systems Managers with a 3% share of new job postings.
The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2022 were Mercedes-Benz Group, Magna International, Rivian Automotive and AB Volvo. Together they accounted for a combined share of 7% of all cybersecurity-related active jobs in the auto industry.
Mercedes-Benz Group posted 2,662 cybersecurity-related new jobs in Q3 2022, Magna International 1,006 jobs, Rivian Automotive 673 jobs, and AB Volvo 559 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.
The largest share of cybersecurity-related new job postings in the auto industry in Q3 2022 was in the US with 32% followed by Germany (28%) and India (7%). The share represented by the US was nine percentage points higher than the 23% share it accounted for in Q2 2022.